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Well overclocking the CPU does absolutely nothing to help the artifacts.

Resorting to bios flashing the card./ new drivers hopefully. frown.gif

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Yeah this guy does sound honest (at least deserves benefit of doubt) and thus what he said bolsters even further that the card itself may be just fine.
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Originally Posted by wrigleyvillain View Post

Yeah this guy does sound honest (at least deserves benefit of doubt) and thus what he said bolsters even further that the card itself may be just fine.

Just ran a scan to see if my bios was outdated.... not looking good.

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Now what?
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I would just RMA it, if you got a good deal, I bought a used broken mobo off of eBay rma'd and got a good working one.
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How was it packaged? Seems like he sent you a legit card but between him pulling it and you installing it something may have been damaged. I've sold two gpu's on ebay now without a hiccup, but both of them were double boxed, anti-static bubblewrap around card, and between boxes was peanuts. I also made sure to have insurance on the shipping, but my shipping wasn't cheap.
 
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I am pretty sure he was not trying to scam you.He is offering a refund or an exchange. Ebay and Paypal almost always side with the buyer in disputes. It is common for people to buy clothing, wear it, and dispute it later, saying there were tears in it.

I am not sure how good MSI warranty is, but you should still be able to RMA it. The card was probably damaged during shipping...
post #57 of 184
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Successfully uninstalled current drivers. And was able to boot back to windows. -Didn't do a driver wipe this time.

Currently installing 13.1 WHQL as I type this.
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post #58 of 184
fingers crossed but I'd be ready to thing of RMA or return second..
post #59 of 184
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So I just rebooted after "installing" 13.1 and I got no drivers loading on afterburner, literally shows BLANK. And I got this nag window from AMD saying that I don't have any/proper driver installed for my card...

FUUUUUUUUU

I guess I'll try another uninstall and driver wipe. -Which btw the uninstaller shows installed drivers but windows/afterburner is not picking them up.

I hate this so much right now. Im so frustrated.
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that GTX 670 sounds nice about right now.... wink.gif
just kidding.
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