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Have you tried downclocking the memory? It's worth a shot to see if that really is the issue.
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DON"T BAKE IT. Really? Baking? I would use a heat gun on the chips. It will not hurt the card, Maybe is might be a bad connection. I would go with Heater gun over your average oven. Or did I understand u guys wrong? Just heat the vram chips for like 10 mins, try not to get heat on other components (put foil around them) and heat a few chips at a time. Or take the card and sell it as-is on ebay.
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And yeah, i already baked it cause i had tried everything i knew. but baking it hadnt had any effect on the card, so if you have some suggestions i can still give it a go.

Sorry dude I've got nothing.
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Originally Posted by JMCB View Post

Have you tried downclocking the memory? It's worth a shot to see if that really is the issue.

yeah this is what the xfx guy said also, im going to try that tomorrow i guess.
hope it works tho.
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post #25 of 35
It might still be usable... 1 of my 6850's Artifacts when its used solo.
She doesnt complain when crossfired.. Prolly loves company?thumb.gif

Try to stress test it downclocked.
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Originally Posted by Tokkan View Post

It might still be usable... 1 of my 6850's Artifacts when its used solo.
She doesnt complain when crossfired.. Prolly loves company?thumb.gif
Try to stress test it downclocked.

i tried crossfire but it artefected badly in game. and after that it blue screened, but i can try downlocking it.
tbh if i play crysis on the card, i dont get artefects, and the performance is great, but when i start up i get these dots on screen etc (see first post).
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post #27 of 35
Quote:
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i tried crossfire but it artefected badly in game. and after that it blue screened, but i can try downlocking it.
tbh if i play crysis on the card, i dont get artefects, and the performance is great, but when i start up i get these dots on screen etc (see first post).

When you Xfired it, was the artifacting card the primary or secondary? Try it both ways, and see if it works one way or the other (my bet goes to using the artifacting one as the secondary).
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post #28 of 35
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When you Xfired it, was the artifacting card the primary or secondary? Try it both ways, and see if it works one way or the other (my bet goes to using the artifacting one as the secondary).

i used it as secondary the last time i treid, but it could also be my PSU on that mahcine, just check out the specs. the 6970 in htere now is working perfectly, but ill give it some goes again tomorrow.
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post #29 of 35
Personally I bet it messed up when it hit 105C and is now broken. Sorry bro, but I think you're screwed.
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post #30 of 35
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Originally Posted by CTRLurself View Post

When you Xfired it, was the artifacting card the primary or secondary? Try it both ways, and see if it works one way or the other (my bet goes to using the artifacting one as the secondary).

^This is what Im doing.
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