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I am still leaning on his home not being properly served electrically...

Computers are more sensitive to improper power regulation than just about any other consumer electronic. Either his electrical upgrade 20 years ago wasn't done properly, or an issue has developed somewhere in the system.
    
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I have only had to RMA, 1 AMD card over the last 6 years and I have owned most of them.

Possibility of other problems, software, hardware, etc here!

Unproper grounding of the home can cause a multitude of problems. Since I work in this field, I have probably seen 1 million + dollars lost over the lack of grounding, high quality surge protectors!
Edited by Electroneng - 10/11/12 at 4:26pm
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I highly doubt your cards are the problem at this point. I've owned numerous cards from both sides and I never had any issues that weren't my fault until the cards were years old.
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Come join the dark green side thumb.gif But seriously i have never had any trouble with ati hardware just their lousy drivers. Seems like you got some serious bad luck
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post

An excessive amount of returns denotes a problem somewhere else (or, the vast amount of the time, with layer 8).

What's layer 8? headscratch.gif

Andrix:Have you tried switching pcie slots? Maybe that one isn't providing the juice right or something.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

What's layer 8? headscratch.gif

joke, aka the person.
 
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I only had 1 ATI card dye one me, wait whats the other word killed. Thats why i did not RMA it because i killed it myself. Doing too many mods. Other then that i have not had any problem.
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Okay, so lets break down the problems I have been having with the various cards and perhaps you will see that its not my fault?


6850
  • My radeon 6850 broke randomly after playing bad company 2, fair enough cards do go bad. I verified this on my friends computer (and so did the retailer) so that's not my fault.

6950:
  • Both VTX3D cards seemed to run fine except the image quality was significantly worse than on my previous cards. I verified this by running it on my friends computer.
  • The twin forzr iii card ran fine but the cursor movement seemed way,way slower than on my other card. Image quality was comparable to my 6850.

Before I got my first 7850, I switched motherboards to the new AM3+ board and temporarily used the 6950 until the sapphire one arrived.

7850
  • The sapphire card I had had a broken cooler (made a rattling noise) Fair enough, stuff like this happens and I had to RMA it.
  • My first asus 7850 would crash randomly after an indefinite period of time. Games ran fine apart from this issue.
  • Second asus 7850 would do weird flickering in games. I replaced my power supply after I first noticed this and it still occurs.

Please explain to me ez12a, where do you think any of these problems are my fault? I really am curious to find out what you think rolleyes.gif
Edited by ChickenDippers - 10/12/12 at 7:44am
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post #119 of 208
Doesn't AMD software auto create profiles for certain games?

When I had my 5770, it used to artifact pretty bad, after playing Fallout3 for a while, then I'll swap to BF2 and it would artifact heavily. Restart my system and it was fine, and would be fine for days.

I then discovered in the Catalyst software, there were profiles created for the games I was playing. Removed and never happened since. Of course, Nvidia pulled me over..... thumb.gif
post #120 of 208
I say, try an Nvida card mate. Doesn't matter if its a 8800 or a 680gtx.

If it is the cards then this WILL have similar issues, if the card plays fine, with no artifacts or poor performance then its possible, its a stroke of real bad luck.

If it does start failing, then it must be your system.

Just a few things to try, reset system BIOS, somewhere in your BIOS there is an option to select PCI order. Make sure PCI-E is first then PCI etc etc. Try a BIOS update, Try with 2gb of RAM in your PC and mix and match. Find out what game causes the worst effect and check event viewer. If something goes wrong that WILL show up. If your Mobo has more then one PCI-E port, try another one.
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