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XFX 6950 Keeps Crashing NEED HELP

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May 25, 2012 2:16:26 PM

Hello, I just built my new rig today with an XFX HD 6950 1gb, it was all fine up until around 1hour after installing the drivers. Now when playing Minecraft and on Skype I get a grey/pink screen every now and then. :(  Have I got a crap card or is it something I can easily fix? Thanks alot.

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a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 2:40:01 PM

system specs??? is your psu enough??
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 2:42:02 PM

Robbaazz said:
Hello, I just built my new rig today with an XFX HD 6950 1gb, it was all fine up until around 1hour after installing the drivers. Now when playing Minecraft and on Skype I get a grey/pink screen every now and then. :(  Have I got a crap card or is it something I can easily fix? Thanks alot.


Off the top of my head, it seems like the video card is producing artifacts. To be sure, have you tried running with a different video card? Please provide information about what motherboard, CPU, RAM and power supply you have.
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May 25, 2012 3:22:41 PM

Specs:

Motherboard - M5A78L-M/USB3
CPU - AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4GHz
RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz
Case - CM Storm Enforcer
PSU - Coolermaster GX 550W
May 25, 2012 3:22:55 PM

650W *
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 3:26:47 PM

most likely it's the psu,GX series is one of the crappiest units!
May 25, 2012 3:28:02 PM

I've just put my 9500GT in and it is running flawlessly
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 3:32:01 PM

then you know the answer,your card is faulty!otherwise try uninstalling and re installing drives.
May 25, 2012 3:34:06 PM

Will a single 12V rail on my PSU have anything to do with it? I don't want to get a Graphics card too good for my PSU, so what graphics card would you advise I replace my 6950 with in the £160 range, can't go over £160. :) 
a b U Graphics card
May 25, 2012 3:38:40 PM

Video cards are harder to diagnose... I would lean towards the Crappermaster PSU though. Jonnyguru hasn't done a review of that particular psu but quickly looking at it's innards they did say they could probably blow it up at around 40°c. (this isn't a good thing)

Also could be a RAM issue. But like I said, I would test the system with different power before I'd go any further.

Here's their review of the 750w~

GX750review
May 25, 2012 3:41:59 PM

Well I don't think I can return the PSU as faulty :/  I wouldn't really know how to go about fixing this issue
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