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VPU recovery + no solution = RMA?

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May 26, 2010 3:12:41 AM

Hi I have been having issues with the VPU recovery error window constantly popping up when i play games, it started to happen about 1 week after i got the card.
I have looked through all the solutions I saw online and i put in my old 7600gt and all the problems went away
does this add up to a card needing an RMA?

Disable onboard video
Temp? (mines fine, all of them!)
uptodate mobo drivers
move ram/memtest ram
Disable ATI sound
Disable onboard sound
Disable virtual memory or try Auto
disable usb drivers
Fail-safe bios mode
Overclock/underclock
Try old drivers, drive sweeper, beta drivers
try different game
try different card

PS: im using a power color 5770 if it matters
May 26, 2010 6:31:33 PM

okay, what about the other specs?
CPU? RAM? Mobo? Monitor? PSU?
Tell us the details... :) 
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May 27, 2010 1:30:51 AM

Hmm, your specs are good...

have another computer with decent PSU? You can try your card there to make sure whether the card is defective or not...
May 27, 2010 4:03:16 AM

I dont but i downclocked the card, like a crazy amount and it worked fine

that suggests to me that my PSU cant handle the card normally... maybe it has large power spikes. I looked at ati's recommended supplies and they all have above 30A current peaks on thier 12V lines, I cant think of a way that downclocking the card would affect the card otherwise.

this makes me wonder does my card have 2 seperate 18A lines at 12V or are they shared? If they are not shared i could put them together to get 36A
!