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If it's still under warranty you could still RMA?
He said it was 5 years old so no i dont think so
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Well, cleaning the dust from the fan at least reduced the average "do nothing" temp by 3-4 degrees, thats at least something =)
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

He said it was 5 years old so no i dont think so

The old card was 5+ years, this one is actually only a few, maybe 2 years. It probably still has warranty. Ill check that.

Is "not getting it to work" a case for RMA? It is very hard to say if the fault is actually with the card, or the setup.
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Well you are trying to find where the problem is if you keep trying you will find it if you dont just give up
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Well you are trying to find where the problem is if you keep trying you will find it if you dont just give up
Exactly. Troubleshooting is a process of elimination, which we have been doing. Do you have results from the Memtest?
post #36 of 41
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Hello,

I did not run the memtest today since i over slept and forgot to put it on, gona run it tomorrow.
post #37 of 41
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Memetst was running 8:50 - 18:15: no errors weird (?), but good news I guess.

Other ideas?

Other things. I´manually set the GPU fan at 50%, which kept temps during gaming under 57 celc. It crashed once, but seemed more stable (bc it only crashed once during 4+ hours). Hard to say with such a little sample, but is it possible that there is some part of the GÅU that is not properly cooled?

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post #38 of 41
Athlon X2 5600+ with a HD6970?

My old X2 5200+ @ 3ghz bottlenecked my old HD4870, I would hate to see how much performance you lose with the 6970.
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post #39 of 41
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6950, actually, but I get your point. MOBO + proc + mem upgrade is on my list of things i was planning todo...
post #40 of 41
Well we have eliminated all the major culprits besides the vid card and the PSU. The only other real things we can do without replacing parts is pull the card out and clean the contacts with high purity isopropyl alcohol or some similar solvent. Blow out the PCIE slot with canned air (not your mouth). Can't remember if we already did this.
If that doesn't fix it (which is likely) you should try and bribe a friend into letting you borrow a PSU to test with. Alternatively, you could RMA if it is still within that period. I think you said it was fairly recently bought.
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