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Help me! Little squares pop up in games, then the screen goes multicolored

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Hello, I have a radeon 5870. About a year or so old. Nothing is overclocked as of right now. Anyhoo, When playing Borderlands a couple months back I started having these little squares pop up during the game, only way to get rid of them was to reboot the computer. Now, I can't play Mass Effect (1) for 5 mins w/o it getting all squared up and/or crashing to a multicolored screen which I will post in a couple of mins. It doesn't seem to happen after a certain period of time, just randomly that I have noticed.

Right now my temp is 46 degrees C, just ran Furmark and got 64 degrees C.

I'm guessing these are Virtual Artifacts, but why are they appearing?

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Try checking all the cable connections. Unplug the monitor cable and blow those sockets out.
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It looks like your GPU could be dying. frown.gif

Do you have these issues in any other games?
Any BSOD's, Freezes, or other odd issues?
What are your voltages while under a gaming load? (12v, 5v, 3.3v - you can check these using software)

Try running the Unigen Heaven bench mark, and look for any obvious graphical defects. Link: http://unigine.com/products/heaven/download/
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Seems to me that your card is in need of an RMA; to check if it's the case, increase the voltage and see if these artifacts are stopped.
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