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I have two Radeon HD 5770 in my "new" build.
Both of them artifact on the desktop no matter which one is the primary.
I've tried different slots and nothing.

The artifacting isn't severe.
Couple of minor artifacts here and there followed by a system crash when drivers are installed.

I'm running out of ideas...
Could the motherboard (GA-990FXA-UD7) be the cause of this?
Latest BIOS perhaps?
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
I have two Radeon HD 5770 in my "new" build.
Both of them artifact on the desktop no matter which one is the primary.
I've tried different slots and nothing.

The artifacting isn't severe.
Couple of minor artifacts here and there followed by a system crash when drivers are installed.

I'm running out of ideas...
Could the motherboard (GA-990FXA-UD7) be the cause of this?
Latest BIOS perhaps?
Power Supply and bad PCIe slots could be possible. Try uninstall all the driver the install only WHQL Catalyst 11.9 + CAP2. Do not install preview drivers and see what happens.
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The card artifacts even without drivers installed.
I've tried different slots to no avail.
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You tested 2 5770s and same result.

1. Update the board BIOS.
2. Check PSU or try with different PSU.
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post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
You tested 2 5770s and same result.

1. Update the board BIOS.
2. Check PSU or try with different PSU.
I've tried three different BIOS versions and I'm pretty sure my PSU isn't to blame.
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Originally Posted by Evil Penguin View Post
I've tried three different BIOS versions and I'm pretty sure my PSU isn't to blame.
It's the board PCIe. Time to RMA.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by Ken1649 View Post
It's the board PCIe. Time to RMA.
I'm going to reseat the motherboard to see if that helps.
If it doesn't... well then I'll be pretty damn pissed and will RMA.
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post #8 of 13
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Nope, not a seating issue.
I took everything out of the case and placed it on my table.

I tried two different XFX 5770s and both give me very similar artifacts.
Time to try a different video card.
If that one is messed up too, motherboard is toast.
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It is the board. Try to disable onboard video just to be sure before RMA.
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post #10 of 13
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It doesn't have onboard.
I tried yet another video card.
Same exact glitches.
It's not a coincidence.
RMA time.
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