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I noticed on the GPU-Z screenies, that the GPU its a bit overclocked. Stock is supposed to be 800Mhz, and its on 815Mhz. Have you tried to clock it back to stock settings?

Try MSI-Afterburner to clock back to 800Mhz and see what happens.
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I noticed on the GPU-Z screenies, that the GPU its a bit overclocked. Stock is supposed to be 800Mhz, and its on 815Mhz. Have you tried to clock it back to stock settings?

Try MSI-Afterburner to clock back to 800Mhz and see what happens.
That's odd... when I go into Afterburner it shows it being at 800mhz
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Ok I'm now on 11.6 driver and it's still doing the same thing. Although I'd like to point out it seems to be that the application crashes (not a system lock up).

Basically I'm playing a game for 1-2 minutes, I start to see purple/green artificating, application freezes/crashes. Ctrl+Alt+Delete end process, system doesn't crash.

I'd also like to point out this wasn't happening yesterday when my 1GB 6870 was in there.
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artifacting @stock? Definitely sounds like a faulty card now
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That's odd... when I go into Afterburner it shows it being at 800mhz
The problem might be there. What clocks does AMD Overdrive shows? What Clocks does GPU-Z shows?

There might be some kind of confilicts with the apps you might be running.

Here's my Card's GPU -Z

Notice the Diferent Bios. Ofcourse, I've my GPU Oced.


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oy..metinks he sold you a bad card..yaknow..i have a 4870 that'll boot into windows..but as soon as you go to play a game..it goes screwy...i wouldn't think about selling it to anybody :: i feel that's what's happened..on the bright side..xfx has a very good rma..i know..done it twice ..once when i flashed a 4870 bios by accident ..shh ..lol..but anyway..RMA dude..it's your best option..orr,,in recent light of me reading last post..try downclocking it a bit..hmm
 
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oy..metinks he sold you a bad card..yaknow..i have a 4870 that'll boot into windows..but as soon as you go to play a game..it goes screwy...i wouldn't think about selling it to anybody :: i feel that's what's happened..on the bright side..xfx has a very good rma..i know..done it twice ..once when i flashed a 4870 bios by accident ..shh ..lol..but anyway..RMA dude..it's your best option..orr,,in recent light of me reading last post..try downclocking it a bit..hmm
Ok I think I will try this. Nothing else seems to be working. I'm going to confront the seller on Amazon.
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You have a faulty card. Time to get a hold of them again...
     
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That's rough, unfortunately this sort of thing is always a risk when buying used parts.
    
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I just put my 6870 back in, going to see if the crash/artifacting still happens. If not... it must obv be a faulty card.

The guy has like 400 seller ratings and all of them are 4 or 5/5 stars. Can't believe this
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