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post #11 of 24
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Dead gpu indeed, RMA time.

Yeah it is dying on me. It cannot handle a load no more than an hour now and then just crashes with a black screen and fans 100%. I already requested for RMA from Sapphire and they gave me an RMA number under an hour. So far so good with the RMA but does any one know how long the return process takes? I am planning on shipping it to them tomorrow. Hopefully I get a replacement for my card, shooting for 69XX series! biggrin.gif
post #12 of 24

It doesn't sound like a dying GPU to me. They might send it back if they find nothing is wrong with the GPU or they might give you a 6970 but if it is the PSU, you are back to square one.

 

A dead GPU is either dead or dead. It doesn't work for 1 hour then suddenly lost the signal.

 

I would rule out the PSU. Use a DC Voltmeter to check all the volatges under load +12v, +5v and +3v. They should all be within +/- 5% ATX tolerance. If any of the voltages is out of the range, it's the PSU. If you don't have a DC Voltmeter, use hardware monitor to check the voltages underload (not a very accurate readings compared to DC Voltmeter).

 

 

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It doesn't sound like a dying GPU to me. They might send it back if they find nothing is wrong with the GPU or they might give you a 6970 but if it is the PSU, you are back to square one.

A dead GPU is either dead or dead. It doesn't work for 1 hour then suddenly lost the signal.

I would rule out the PSU. Use a DC Voltmeter to check all the volatges under load +12v, +5v and +3v. They should all be within +/- 5% ATX tolerance. If any of the voltages is out of the range, it's the PSU. If you don't have a DC Voltmeter, use hardware monitor to check the voltages underload (not a very accurate readings compared to DC Voltmeter).


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Hopefully they do not send it back. To me, it is clearly defective if it doesn't survive one hour of gaming and that's on lower than stock clocks. If I leave it on stock clocks it wont survive more than 10 minuets. But ill check the 12v and 5v under load of Prime95 and Furmark. What color wire is the +3v?
post #14 of 24

I hope you are right on the GPU and not wasting your time waiting and going thru RMA hassles and back to square one.

 

The voltage color coding should be in the PSU manual. Some PSUs only have one color for all the volatges. Either way you can't go wrong measuring with a Voltmeter.  

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I hope you are right on the GPU and not wasting your time waiting and going thru RMA hassles and back to square one.

The voltage color coding should be in the PSU manual. Some PSUs only have one color for all the volatges. Either way you can't go wrong measuring with a Voltmeter.  

Same here, no gaming for about a month haha. And ahh thank you, found them. And could a crappy motherboard cause what I am experiencing?
post #16 of 24

During my PC life with what you are experincing now:

 

1. CPU going bad or CPU overheating or instabillity OC settings.

 

2. Bad PCIe slot or dirty not providing and intermittent bad contact.

 

3. Bad connection from PSU to the card and the PSU itself.

 

4. Bad connection from PSU to supply enough power to components including motherboard.

 

5. BAD RAMs and bad OC settings.

 

6. Motherboard powerplane is going bad.

 

7. You name it.

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During my PC life with what you are experincing now:

1. CPU going bad or CPU overheating or instabillity OC settings.

2. Bad PCIe slot or dirty not providing and intermittent bad contact.

3. Bad connection from PSU to the card and the PSU itself.

4. Bad connection from PSU to supply enough power to components including motherboard.

5. BAD RAMs and bad OC settings.

6. Motherboard powerplane is going bad.

7. You name it.

Well I have never overclocked the cpu as nor are the temps high(~36C load) and it may be my power supply; will be checking it tomarrow. I blame my motherboard somewhat because of it's super crappy quality. And the first generation of the 5870's were plagued with gray vertical line crash and blacks screens like mine. Which also leads me to believe it's the card that is faulty. But thanks for the information. thumb.gif
post #18 of 24
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Alright, I finally tested the voltages and now I can finally rule out my PSU from the list. The 12v never fell below 12.1 and the 5v never fell below 5.1. I tested this using linpack+furmark. Surprisingly though, the card did not crash during this 1 hour test. Don't know if I should RMA now since it may be a driver probelm. redface.gif
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I am glad you go thru the basics. Just make sure the power cable/plug inserted firmly to PSU and card. Watch out if you are using 4-pin to PCIe adapter.

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post #20 of 24

Does indeed sound driver related.. 

 

Furmark test shows- its clearly not a temp issue.. or a voltage issue

 

 

Do you have AA / AF enabled for Skyrim.. and have you adjusted these settings yet? Lines or dots etc.. are typically memory or IMC related issues and not core/voltage problems, as these cause black or discolored, solid screens with crash or BSOD..and require power cycle to correct.

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