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November 25, 2010 10:31:45 AM

Guys I have a Biostar 5570 in my old rig[the full height version]. For the past week I am experience random artifacts that fill up the whole screen, they are small rectangles. then the computer locks and VPU recover resets the driver, sometimes it does not and I have to hard reboot. It first happened during balck ops, then in Hot pursuit and now happens everywhere even in Counter Strike 1.6 and the normal desktop too!

I just took it out and looked around, and I saw this -



Is this component blown up? Can this cause the artifacting problem?

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November 25, 2010 10:35:35 AM

I'm not a hardware expert, but that definetly does not look good. Thos are the classic signs of a GPU going out.

What are your temps?? It's not OCed is it?
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November 25, 2010 10:39:18 AM

It is on stock clocks, and the temps of the GPU are 45-46 on idle and around 75 under load. When these artifacts come up and VPU recover does not reset the GPU, If i lower or higher the memory clock even by 5, the artifacts go away and then i bring it back to defaults and it runs fine for a few minutes, sometimes hours. It is really frustrating when you are playing a game and it locks up.
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November 26, 2010 9:49:13 AM

Please help guys!
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a c 164 U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 12:26:29 PM

There is no help here aside from getting a new video card. Since it seems lowering the speeds just a tiny bit you are OK, run it that way. Loosing 5, 10 in clock speeds will give you absolutely no differences in games.
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a b U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 1:18:59 PM

What hang the 9 said is absolutely right, but if you were confident you could try oven baking your card. I hear that fixes some cards with artifacts. I'd rather go with the above post first personally.
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November 26, 2010 2:51:21 PM

That fixes just temporarily, it happens again when the card feels like.
And if you could temme how to bake the card? I get that it means heating so that solder melts and joins again, but how to do it?

Or should I get it RMA?
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a c 164 U Graphics card
November 26, 2010 3:01:09 PM

If it's in warranty, get it replaced. If you mess around with trying to fix it, chances are that they will deny the warranty.
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November 27, 2010 2:36:01 AM

I would just RMA it if you can. If you want to bake it though,

1: remove heatsink and thermal paste
2: preheat oven to 385F to 400F( NO HIGHER!) ( gas mark 6)
3: lay foil over the oven rack
4: make 4 balls of foil, about 4cm high,
5L when the oven is heated to its corrent temperature, put the graphics card on the 4 balls, one on each corner )
6: leave for around 6-10 mins, NO MORE THAN 12 OR IT WILL MELT
7: ENOJOY!!!
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November 27, 2010 2:42:42 AM

It is in warranty and i have sent it for RMA, thanks everybody.
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November 27, 2010 2:43:19 AM

Best answer selected by KaKkaR0T.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
November 27, 2010 7:55:01 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
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