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Have a quick question before selling my GTX470, this card is beginning to artifact in some games but not very noticeable.

I'm selling this card for 125 to somebody, you guys think I'm letting it go for cheap?

this card still runs all games fine, but I think this card is dying.. Dont have warranty so I rather sell it and save up for a GTX 570.

Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 7
I would feel morally bad selling a card that I thought was dying. I feel that's a rip off for others, to your gain. But that's just my honest opinion.
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it might be overheating or just lower down your overclock. happened in my gtx 285 a year ago and i thought the same thing... i just lower down my overclock a bit and up until now shes still kicking arse.
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well the person that I'm selling the card too knows that the card is acting up.. But I tried everything to get the card running back to normal I did a clean driver install I might have a defective board. I've recently made the move to Sandy bridge, and the board that I got was a showcase demo at the store that i purchase the card at. And it had 1 bent pin on the LGA socket.. can that be a problem ?
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As long as you disclose this issue to the buyer and their ok with it, I don't see an issue. $125 if pretty good for a card with issues. If I was the buyer, I would have asked for less than that especially since its out of warranty.

I bought a $300 Hd4870x2 and couldn't sell it 6 months later for $50 since it artifacts and it had no warranty, collecting dust atm. Your very lucky this buyer is giving you that much and hopefully he knows what he's getting.
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Well Honestly this card don't have artifacts going all crazy, its just that in some games like crysis 2, and bfbc2 some shadows look awkwardly weird.. and I think to myself is it the game or my hardware ?? All my source games run perfect only on dx11 games I have problems with shadows.. I don't know.. I might not sell it, cause its still working perfectly in some games. I run EVGA OC scanner to check for artifacts and nothing pops up.. I tried different drivers from nvidia but no luck on the shadows thing.. :/

Thanks for the advise guys! Rep+ to all.
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^this. oth did you try replacing the stock TIM?
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