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Hey guys,
so today I purchased an MSI gtx 560 ti Hawk. It runs very fast and cool, but its got a strange issue that I never noticed with my gtx 460. Whenever I play any game, a bunch of yellow, blue and green dots pop up randomly all over the screen arranged in a horizontal line. (but still dots)
To me, this would normally indicate either an unstable OC, or a failing component on the card.
The strange this is though that only happens under the following circumstances:

3d Game - doesn't happen while running furmark or 2d games
happens closer to the edges of the screen, mostly the left side
only happens in dark areas of the screen. for example if the screen is white/light colours in one part of the frame, but dark in others (ie shadows) the dots only appear in the darker areas

The issue increases with a higher gpu frequency, and lowers at lower frequencies, but doesn't disappear (not even at 475mhz)
card runs at about 67c under load, so i know its not overheating...
has anybody every experienced something like this?
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Originally Posted by bbmaster123 View Post

Hey guys,
so today I purchased an MSI gtx 560 ti Hawk. It runs very fast and cool, but its got a strange issue that I never noticed with my gtx 460. Whenever I play any game, a bunch of yellow, blue and green dots pop up randomly all over the screen arranged in a horizontal line. (but still dots)
To me, this would normally indicate either an unstable OC, or a failing component on the card.
The strange this is though that only happens under the following circumstances:
3d Game - doesn't happen while running furmark or 2d games
happens closer to the edges of the screen, mostly the left side
only happens in dark areas of the screen. for example if the screen is white/light colours in one part of the frame, but dark in others (ie shadows) the dots only appear in the darker areas
The issue increases with a higher gpu frequency, and lowers at lower frequencies, but doesn't disappear (not even at 475mhz)
card runs at about 67c under load, so i know its not overheating...
has anybody every experienced something like this?

Make sure your drivers are up to date and reset the card back to stock clocks if they're not already.
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post #4 of 8
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I've cleaned out the drivers and removed every last trace of the word nvidia from the registry, and reinstalled them.
the dots still come up, but there seems to be less of them now. Though now red dots are appearing too. Clock speed and voltage is set to stock in msi afterburner
post #5 of 8
maby its the screen it might not be good enuff for the card or its just the way the card works i wood try cheeking the connectors from chip to pc chip to screen
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Originally Posted by wolfxwood View Post

maby its the screen it might not be good enuff for the card or its just the way the card works i wood try cheeking the connectors from chip to pc chip to screen

I think you're right about the screen. I'm not entirely sure why it only happens during games though.
So I put my card in my brother's computer, and it works flawlessly, no issues. I'm thinking maybe my lcd panel is starting to die, I've had it for about 6 years now. Its a shame because its an older, rare lcd (planar px212m) with a resolution of 1600x1200, which isn't common anymore, but I really like it better than the new widescreen lcd's.
The only other variable is the cable so Im gonna try a new one and see.
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happy to help
post #8 of 8
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yea thanks for your help. Btw, like your avatar, its funny 'cause its true tongue.gif
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