Vertical Yellow Lines On The 6850

I have recently bought my a XFX 6850 card about half a year ago, and from the start I have seen these vertical yellow lines coming down my monitor, and they are especially visible on white pages. I didn't think that it was much of a problem, however, recently the yellow lines have become worse and are more visible. Just yesterday I have changed the refresh rate from 60Hz to 50Hz and it has improved, but today when I checked, the same yellow lines are appearing even on the 50Hz refresh rate. I have tried to update the drivers and this has made no difference.

Hopefully some of you can guys help me with this, thanks in advance!
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  1. It's defective. Replace it.
  2. RMA it ..best way to fix it.
    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/Shop/Returns.aspx
  3. Ah, thanks for the quick reply, that sounds bad...
    Anyone know how long RMA takes? And does it charge? ><
    Thanks
  4. U can ask them the turnaround time. As far as I know the only cost is you to send your rma item.
  5. Before sending the card to rma i would try a different monitor or a tv just to be sure that is not the monitor that has the problem.
  6. kss207rc said:
    Before sending the card to rma i would try a different monitor or a tv just to be sure that is not the monitor that has the problem.

    I have tried the monitor with both my PS3 and laptop and the lines do not appear.
    I have also discovered that by uninstalling the CCC driver and running the card without any drivers but the original Windows driver the yellow lines do not appear, could this be a driver problem?
  7. It could be a drivers issue.Try to uninstall them with driversweeper in safe mode.First in normal mode uninstall the ccc then reboot in safe mode and apply the driversweeper.
  8. kss207rc said:
    It could be a drivers issue.Try to uninstall them with driversweeper in safe mode.First in normal mode uninstall the ccc then reboot in safe mode and apply the driversweeper.

    I shall try that, would it be possible for you to link me to a drivesweeper?

    I would also want to ask is it normal for the fan in the graphics card to increase in speed after CCC is installed? Because after I install CCC the fan speeds up way faster than without the drivers, even when both are at same resolutions - 1400x1050

    Thanks!!
  9. Does the fan increases it speed for example 30-40% or just a little,and increases speed in idle and stays there or it drops again?

    here is driversweeper:
    http://www.fileserve.com/file/cYNQrsK
  10. ur problem is your card artifacing...u'll have to send it in for repair/replacement from the vga company.
  11. You cant be sure for that,I think it is best to try some possible solution first and then send it.
  12. kss207rc said:
    Does the fan increases it speed for example 30-40% or just a little,and increases speed in idle and stays there or it drops again?

    here is driversweeper:
    http://www.fileserve.com/file/cYNQrsK

    Thanks for the link!
    I'm not too sure about the speed percentages, but I notice that there is a big difference in noise of the fans. The speed is already different at startup of the computer when Window loads up and CPU usage is only around 1-5%. Without the drivers installed I only hear a humming sound but when the drivers are installed the noise is way louder.
    Hope that can explain my current problem ><
  13. Cerealkiller45_86 said:
    ur problem is your card artifacing...u'll have to send it in for repair/replacement from the vga company.

    Thanks for the reply
    Although I'm not much of an expert with computers, could you explain what artifacting is? And should I try reinstalling the drivers first? Thanks!
  14. Ok i get it.I think your problem is a faulty drivers install.Ohh and make sure you install the latest one after you finish with driversweeper(i think current are 11.6).
  15. Theyre not artifacts, theyre racing stripes!
  16. iam2thecrowe said:
    Theyre not artifacts, theyre racing stripes!

    What??
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