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So a while back I made a thread regarding this issue when it first started. See thread here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1192092/monitor-dieing (nobody really helped me..)

That problem wait away on its own, but not until now, almost more drastic video problems have been occurring, and I think its related to my GPU.

During Starcraft 2 gameplay, my screen began to show a whole bunch of horizontal interchanging black and white lines, and when I went to desktop, it would be 10 times more drastic, and I was getting 2 images of everything, almost as if my monitor was out of sync. Finally, my monitor decided to display half the on one side of the monitor, and have the screen on the other side of the monitor. Just picture using dual monitors on one screen and you should understand the problem.

As I type this, a simple restart of my PC temporarily fixed the issue, everything is normal at the moment. I really have no idea of the origin of the problem. Do you think its something I should be concerned about or ignore? Is it the monitor or is it the GPU? I've never done an RMA, my 6870 was store bought at microcenter, and I don't think I have any of the paperwork the GPU came with besides the receipt.


Edit: it occurred again when I went back into game in sc2, both times it happened within 10 minutes of gameplay

thanks for the replies from the total 8 views so far. Since LCD conditioning works on my monitor I guess its the GPU so I guess I will try and roll back drivers and go back into gameplay.

again thanks for the replies.
Edited by Nilareon - 2/22/12 at 2:49pm
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My 6870 did the same thing to me when i played the DB3 Beta. (the swapping sides thing) You can try reinstalling your driver for a start. Thats what solved my issue. Also try turning down your settings. If it still does it then it is definatly the driver. If the driver install doesnt dot he trick it may be time to RMA.
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just ran driver sweeper, any drivers you recommend before I just pick one? I'm trying to find the most stable on google but im getting mixed opinions


the general consensus is 11.8 so ill go with that
Edited by Nilareon - 2/22/12 at 3:03pm
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I ran 11.10 without problems. But most of the newer drivers were just fixes for newer cards...
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Alright, rolled back to 11.8 and getting the same problems in Need for Speed world.


RMA? Could someone help me with going about doing that?



edit: i noticed on a furmark run that temps were hitting 104C.... I feel like I fried my GPU during gameplay.... The GPU works fine when I keep the fans on max...
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Hi Kirus2012, as you probably know the temperature is way too high. Try in a second PC to see if it is the same. If so, RMA might be the best option. Contact the reseller, sure they will help.

Harry @ Videocardshop.co.uk.
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Thanks for the reply, though I ghetto rigged some fans plus setup custom fan profiles and I am getting amazing temps (49c during gameplay) and the GPU seems to be working fine again. Thanks for the reply.
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A GPU shouldn't be running above around 70-80c so if you were in tripple digits it might have fried the card. If it just overheated and you let it cool back down, it might be okay. Furmark freaks me out a little running a burn test because when I was doing some tests of a very mild OC it was freaking out about half way through the test so I shut it down right away and let the card cool off and mine's been okay. If it's still giving you issues or showing artifacts and a driver reinstall isn't doing the trick, you'll have to RMA.
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