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4850 Damaging Monitor or Motherboard?

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July 5, 2010 11:05:57 PM

Hello all. I have a Sapphire 4850. I have reason to believe the card is dying. It is producing artifacts and the card itself is somewhat warped. How does this happen? The card has spent most its life overclocked slightly via auto-tune. However, I do have an aftermarket Zalman on it which has always kept it at good temps. I also have aftermarket memory heatsyncs. Now Catylyst does not seem to have command over the card and I cannot test custom clocks at all. Not for 5 minutes, not for 5 hours. The card DOES run though, and handles windows fine.

My second and more important question. Assuming the card is dying..... It is currently operating on a new motherboard. I am also planning on purchasing a new monitor eventually. Will this card damage through some kind of surge or whatever else my monitor or new motherboard? Thank you.
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July 5, 2010 11:56:14 PM

I wouldn't think it would damage either personally. If you want to fix your HD 4850, you could try underclocking it a bit.
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July 5, 2010 11:59:20 PM

Lmeow said:
I wouldn't think it would damage either personally. If you want to fix your HD 4850, you could try underclocking it a bit.



I agree, that would be a good place to start, but catalyst simply won't change anything. I uninstalled and reinstalled several times. I can't change anything.
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