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Ugh, ANOTHER 5870 with grey lines!? :(

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May 15, 2010 9:01:05 PM

So after returning my Gigabyte 5870 which would grey line and crash in games, my brand new 5870 Vapor-X 2GB Sapphire 5870 is doing the same thing! Am I just insanely unlucky? Two totally different board designs and bios, and BOTH crash? What is the deal with these 5870s and what should I do?

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May 15, 2010 9:03:14 PM

First, what is your Power Supply?

I haven't used an ATI card since my 1900X card, so I'm not familiar with current driver bugs, etc. Have you tried installing the latest (or 2nd to latest) drivers to see if you might have a driver related problem?
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May 15, 2010 9:05:06 PM

I thought they fixed the grey line thing with driver updates a while back
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May 15, 2010 9:07:53 PM

jyjjy said:
I thought they fixed the grey line thing with driver updates a while back


That's why I'm asking about driver updates, just in case the OP installed drivers off the CD that came with the GPU (I never do that! hehe)
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May 15, 2010 9:08:51 PM

jerreece said:
First, what is your Power Supply?

I haven't used an ATI card since my 1900X card, so I'm not familiar with current driver bugs, etc. Have you tried installing the latest (or 2nd to latest) drivers to see if you might have a driver related problem?


Power supply is a Corsair 750w, it has been running my 4870 fine for the past two years or so and that uses more power, so I doubt it's that.

I have the latest 10.4 drivers..still getting grey lines :-\
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May 16, 2010 12:28:27 AM

The best solution I've found, is to clock your memory at 1150. I've never had the grey lines at that memory clock. I also clock the gpu at 900 and end up with a performance gain, and no grey lines.
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May 16, 2010 1:04:53 AM

bystander said:
The best solution I've found, is to clock your memory at 1150. I've never had the grey lines at that memory clock. I also clock the gpu at 900 and end up with a performance gain, and no grey lines.

I ended up dropping mine down to 1200 and so far so good..why the heck can these cards not run at their default over-clocked speeds? O.o
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May 16, 2010 2:12:18 AM

This is why I am always slow when it comes to upgrading besides budget or the lack there of. First does the GSOD take place first thing or after some 2D use or does it only take place after a gaming session? The only solution so far that I know that get tossed around from time and time again is to bump the volts and raise the clocks. As for the 1900xt cooling is key to having one that works as it should.
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May 16, 2010 4:14:29 AM

nforce4max said:
This is why I am always slow when it comes to upgrading besides budget or the lack there of. First does the GSOD take place first thing or after some 2D use or does it only take place after a gaming session? The only solution so far that I know that get tossed around from time and time again is to bump the volts and raise the clocks. As for the 1900xt cooling is key to having one that works as it should.


FYI this thread is about an ATI 5870.
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May 16, 2010 4:26:54 AM

rpaulg87 said:
I ended up dropping mine down to 1200 and so far so good..why the heck can these cards not run at their default over-clocked speeds? O.o

If it isn't functioning properly at the factory OC setting I would think you can get the card replaced.
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May 16, 2010 5:44:03 AM

jyjjy said:
If it isn't functioning properly at the factory OC setting I would think you can get the card replaced.


1200 is factory, I'm guessing he has an OC'ed version
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May 16, 2010 12:54:04 PM

Yeah, mine was for some reason pre-over clocked, 1200mhz is the normal. I still find it odd that you can't OC the memory at all...I'm guessing with the memory being GDDR5 you shouldn't even bother, let alone with 2 gigs on board. I just wish I could push the core more...anyway to unlock the bios?
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May 16, 2010 2:23:48 PM

jerreece said:
FYI this thread is about an ATI 5870.


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May 16, 2010 3:32:43 PM

I got same problem on 5770 ,10.3 was fine ,but after clean 10.4 install i got this dreaded lines and i heard it was fixed.
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