Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › XFX 6950 CFX Artifacts?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

XFX 6950 CFX Artifacts? - Page 2

post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
It's the voltage that degrades stuff or fries it outright, not the frequency. 1.175v is stock for 6970s so I doubt your shader unlock only did it. It's not directly applicable and personally you may just have a defective card.
I've used them for a couple months without issue. I wonder if this is something I could RMA with XFX.
post #12 of 18
I had the same thing happen with my xfx cards. Try factory settings for a while, if it still artifacts, it could either be a card with defects, or your psu *for whatever reason* isnt providing enough juice.

What I did in your situation was RMA my cards to XFX, which promptly sent me a new one. I had no problems since.
post #13 of 18
I could be wrong, but as I wrote I'm leaning towards defective. Artifacts due to overclocking go away when you drop the clocks but yours don't change and are different from typical artifacts.
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by hollowtek View Post
I had the same thing happen with my xfx cards. Try factory settings for a while, if it still artifacts, it could either be a card with defects, or your psu *for whatever reason* isnt providing enough juice.

What I did in your situation was RMA my cards to XFX, which promptly sent me a new one. I had no problems since.
Thanks for the advice. I'm leaning towards it being the cards. I think my Enermax 1020w silver rated PSU should be plenty for my rig. Could of probably got away with a good 800w but wanted some head room.

About the RMA process. I never registered either of my cards and I don't have receipts. Will they still replace them by serial # or am I out of luck? Never had to RMA a part before.
post #15 of 18
where'd you buy them from? you probably can still obtain a receipt. You can always just call and ask them if anything. I just know that they need the serial # on the box, but they might ask you for the place you bought it from and when.
post #16 of 18
Just throw on a pair of red/green glasses and enjoy 3D!

Try different drivers? 11.6 just came out, maybe that is causing something.
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Office Special
(8 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-4790K Gigabyte Z97MX - Gaming 5 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Corsair H50 Windows 8.1 64-bit ASUS VH238H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries 6G Corsair Professional HX650W Fractal Design Define Mini SteelSeries Ikari Laser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-2410M Lenovo NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1GB GDDR5 Samsung 8GB 1333MHz CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
RunCore 30GB mSATA SSD + Western Digital Caviar... LG BD-ROM / DVD RW Cooler Master NotePal U2 Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorPowerCase
15.6" 1366x768 Delta 120W IdeaPad Y570 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikro View Post
Thanks for the advice. I'm leaning towards it being the cards. I think my Enermax 1020w silver rated PSU should be plenty for my rig. Could of probably got away with a good 800w but wanted some head room.

About the RMA process. I never registered either of my cards and I don't have receipts. Will they still replace them by serial # or am I out of luck? Never had to RMA a part before.
Quote:
Originally Posted by hollowtek View Post
where'd you buy them from? you probably can still obtain a receipt. You can always just call and ask them if anything. I just know that they need the serial # on the box, but they might ask you for the place you bought it from and when.
They may or they may not ask for a receipt but you do have to register the cards. You can't file an rma w/o a registration.
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
The 3930
(26 items)
 
Junior's 3930
(22 items)
 
DATA/HTPC
(20 items)
 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 18
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsm106 View Post
They may or they may not ask for a receipt but you do have to register the cards. You can't file an rma w/o a registration.
Uhoh. Will look into registering them when I get home. I bought one from Fry's and another from a poster on [H]ardForum.

Also not the drivers. Tried a ton.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD/ATI
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › AMD/ATI › XFX 6950 CFX Artifacts?