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Try underclocking the card to see if that will get rid of the artifacts. It won't be as powerful as a stock 7970 but it sure as hell won't be a paperweight. wink.gif Good luck with it all. Lessons learned.

Try lowering the core clock first, then gradually the voltage if that doesn't work. Keep us posted.
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I told you--try diff software. OS, driver etc. Do you have an extra hard drive? A 30+GB thumb drive even? Put Windows on that plus a non-beta driver and try to run Heaven bench or something.

Or at least add some voltage like the guy above suggested.
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Originally Posted by MoGTy View Post

13.1 WHQL is pretty solid. 13.3 beta was horrid on my 7950. BSODs and stuff.

Ok downloading right now and will try this one out. Will post back results.
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

I told you--try diff software. OS, driver etc. Do you have an extra hard drive? A 30+GB thumb drive even? Put Windows on that plus a non-beta driver and try to run Heaven bench or something.

Or at least add some voltage like the guy above suggested.

He he I do have several extra hard drives laying around....

And great he responded. After reading his response I feel like a dick. frown.gif

This is what he replied:

"I will provide a refund. It was never my intent to deceive you and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I have a evga gtx 670 I could give you if you would be interested in that instead. I just took it out of my main rig and it works perfectly. Just let me know what you want me to do."

Only downer is now I would have to pay return shipping, so I will still end up losing money. FFS.
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- NINJA'D -
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He he I do have several extra hard drives laying around....

And great he responded. After reading his response I feel like a dick. frown.gif

This is what he replied:

"I will provide a refund. It was never my intent to deceive you and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I have a evga gtx 670 I could give you if you would be interested in that instead. I just took it out of my main rig and it works perfectly. Just let me know what you want me to do."

Only downer is now I would have to pay return shipping, so I will still end up losing money. FFS.

This is great news! You may lose shipping, but at least he is willing to work with you and you don't have to stress an ebay dispute. Shame it happened in the first place, though, for both you and him.
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I got news for you my friend.....
you can sill return the card and get your money back.... and hopefully you paid with PayPal....

did you pay with PayPal.?
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I got news for you my friend.....
you can sill return the card and get your money back.... and hopefully you paid with PayPal....

did you pay with PayPal.?

Of course. But first Im going to try the 13.1 driver first to see if I can resolve it myself. I really want the card and dont feel like having to wait for weeks for another card. Plus I won this card in an auction. Got it real cheap due to the 0 feedback nobody wanted to bid from the guy.
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Could you not contact MSI and see about an RMA? Find out the terms and such before deciding to return this card?
   
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post #30 of 184
hope it works out for you... I'll be anxiously awaiting the final outcome..

edit:
got ninja'd about the MSi RMA...
I had to do it once off a card I got from eBay, went down and got brand new card without issues..
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