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UPDATE -- NEW CARD ISSUES 3 / 25 / 2012 --

So I've had this card about a month now, haven't overclocked at all and now I'm getting random flashes in every game from Minecraft to Tera... If it dies again I think i'm going to demand my money back from Sapphire.

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OLD CARD BELOW

Please remember this is at stock, I also tried to up the voltage but nothing worked.
It is much worse than these screen shots look.
***What's weird is that when I run furmark, even at 90C there is no artifacting. So I'm guessing this might be a faulty memory module?***

So recently I upgraded to amd_radeon_hd7900_win7_64.exe Drivers for ATI. I'm not entirely sure if this is the issue but It's happening in Arma 2, Skyrim, Emulators, etc.

Here are some pictures

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I manually uninstalled the drivers and also Did ATIMan uninstall. When I re installed the artifacts continued. A faulty card maybe?

Question - Should I get a refund and wait for Nvidia? or get an RMA? I have a 5850 if need be.
Edited by Twinnuke - 3/24/12 at 9:17pm
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Those drivers are not for the 7970's bud.
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Those drivers are not for the 7970's bud.

Fixxed, I thought they were 12.1
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rma?
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That's one of the options. I still have a 4 days with Newegg to start a Return / RMA process.
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post #6 of 19
That honestly should not be happening. RMA asap or it will take longer with the manufacturer mate.
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Yeah, get the ball rolling on that. Sorry, I'm sure you're bummed about your new card. mad.gif
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Yeah, I just reinstalled the stock drivers that came with the card and it's even worse now. Definitely time to RMA or something. I might go with a refund and get an MSI or just wait for price drops as I wont have much time to game so I can stick with my 5850 for a month or so.

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Actually, try these, these are the ones I use.
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/downloads/?pid=1443&psn=0006&lid=1&os=6

Will do.

Update: Hmmm don't seem to be artifacting after CAP3 hotfix. But I'll play for a while.
Edited by Twinnuke - 2/4/12 at 7:44pm
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I would still RMA it should not be Artifacting with any driver period

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