I bought a Gigabyte GTX560ti-SO-950 rev2 and it kept freezing and the in game meshes would get messed up. I RMA'd it and the second identical card started getting green dots flash up on screen. This happened in Metro 2033, Fallout NV and Mafia 2. The dots were about a centimeter/half inch in diameter. I RMA'd it again but the shop said that I was the only one having any problems with that card. They also said the first card I returned was fine. Now... you guessed it... the third card has green dots too.... How many RMAs does a man go through before he starts randomly stabbing people? Does anyone know what else could be causing this if it's not faulty cards?
CPU i5 2500k
RAM Kingston 8gb 1600mhz
MB Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3
HDD WD 1002FAEX
PSU Seasonic X850
Windows 7 Home 64 sp1
I have the latest drivers and bios too and it's all at factory clocks.
Have you tried this card in another computer? If it's not doing the same thing there then you know you have another issue. Most people that have complained of this issue is a result of overclocking too much or bad VRAM on the video card. However, because you've RMA'd twice and it's still happening, I doubt it's your card.
Try it another computer with an adequate power supply, if it works there, then I'd maybe guess your PSU isn't supplying enough juice or it's not working right.
Yeah I did all of that. I even went into safe mode and did a complete uninstall of the drivers and deleted all nvidia folders and then reinstalled. The bios is shiny and new too. It's running at all factory bios settings except for AHCI (ACHI, AICH... whatever that HDD setting is).
Maybe DirectX, I'll look into that, I assume it can be downloaded. I've always relied on games to install that for me.
Good question. I had something strange happen with my pcie slots, it was running the 16 at 8. I put on the new bios and that went away though. GPU-Z is where i found that out. I was running my old reference GTX260 in this rig for a while with no problems at all but I guess that doesn't 100% rule out the MoBo.
The only other thing in a pcie slot is a wireless network card. It's in a 1x slot.
Is Gigabyte a budget brand? Is that where I went wrong? I notice there are typos on the post screen and that doesn't exactly instill confidence.
return the card, ask for a different brand (e.g. Asus vs Gigabyte), just in case. Also, in regards to the PSU comment, I was half joking so no worries. Seasonic PSU's used to have a bad rap, but they're alright. I would have tried to go with a Corsair, OCZ, Thermaltake, or Silverstone. Those brands are definitely proven to be a bit more stable and reliable.
I think there are two branches of seasonic. One that makes budget PSUs and the other that makes PSUs for other big companies like Corsair. I read that the internals of this one is exactly the same as the Corsair AX850 and that they make the AX850. Please don't quote me on this though.
The shop that sold me the graphics cards is going to get a new batch in and they told me to hang onto the two I have until they do. If I get a bad one from the new batch then you'll probably hear about the incident on the news.
Side note... I just SLi them and ran Metro 2033 1920x1200 max settings and got 48fps avg. Now I'm going to have to buy a second one... damn curiosity!!!