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I bought a 5870 from Ben's Outlet. I popped it into my PC, installed 11.12 drivers, and restarted my computer. I tried to play Tribes: Ascend but the game was plagued with artifacts (gray/black polygons) but the FPS seemed fine. In a screenshot of my desktop there were black lines all over the place. I uninstalled the 11.12 drivers, restarted, and driver sweeped them then installed 11.11, only this time to have visible artifacts on the desktop after restarting. I then repeated the uninstallation process and went straight back to 11.9 drivers. Same artifacts on my desktop, and after I tried to boot up Tribes: Ascend I was greeted with a BSOD. Restarted and tried to go into Chrome and my drivers stopped responding a few times and BSOD again. Formatted my PC and same exact thing. I'd like to note here that there are no black lines with the Windows7 default video drivers.

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windows 7 64bit
amd phenom ii 555 3.2ghz
gigabyte ga-ma-770-ds3
antec neopower 500W



Thanks for the help in advance.
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I'm waiting for 2 of these from ben's to get here, I hope I don't have the same issues.
I'll be sure to post in this thread to help out any, when my cards get here in the next few days.
Do you get any visual errors before you boot into windows?
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The card is obviously defective, return it.
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Thanks guys. I'm going to return it. Hope you get good cards, dude120.
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I was looking at Bens myself to pick another 5870 frown.gif

Man some people on Ebay think a 5870 is gold plated saw one for 400 bucks mad.gif
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try 11.3 drivers..and installing rivatuner..then downclock the vram/core a tad..it could be that model is clocked too high..5870s ARE gold-plated(at least around where it plugs into the pcie slot):lachen.gif:
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Originally Posted by DaBears1985 View Post

I bought a 5870 from Ben's Outlet. I popped it into my PC, installed 11.12 drivers, and restarted my computer. I tried to play Tribes: Ascend but the game was plagued with artifacts (gray/black polygons) but the FPS seemed fine. In a screenshot of my desktop there were black lines all over the place. I uninstalled the 11.12 drivers, restarted, and driver sweeped them then installed 11.11, only this time to have visible artifacts on the desktop after restarting. I then repeated the uninstallation process and went straight back to 11.9 drivers. Same artifacts on my desktop, and after I tried to boot up Tribes: Ascend I was greeted with a BSOD. Restarted and tried to go into Chrome and my drivers stopped responding a few times and BSOD again. Formatted my PC and same exact thing. I'd like to note here that there are no black lines with the Windows7 default video drivers.

specs:
windows 7 64bit
amd phenom ii 555 3.2ghz
gigabyte ga-ma-770-ds3
antec neopower 500W



Thanks for the help in advance.


If you haven't returned the card, could try something different other than returning the card.
 

 

 

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12.1 drivers and upping the idle clocks fixed just about everything. Thread can be closed, mods.
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If anyone happens to see a deal on a 5870 1 gb please let me know.

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