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At this point. I'm not even sure if I would blame the seller.

Is re-installing Windows an option?

Unfortunatly I have no other choice right now.

brb reinstall over 200+ games (Steam+Origin) FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

brb redownload every friggin winows update including SP1

brb backing up as much personal data as possible.

brb extremely time consuming.


Srs tho is there any way I can reinstall windows and keep my installed games at least?

I have two huge 1TB HDDs one with Win 7 installed on and a ton of games installed.
1 spare 200GB HDD but I use that as a back up drive... wondering if I can use that to install windows on? Oh lawd the RPM speed i unknown its from an older PC I used to have.


Ive been up since yesterday morning no sleep, my fingers hurt, my hairs a mess, I haven't shaved in days, and my eyes are completely blood shot, no joke, I look like a homeless vampire at this moment.

Waits patiently for responses. -Will rep all around some time later on.
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Like others have said, if you got ripped off, file a claim with ebay. On two different occasions I was fully refunded for defective items sent by unscrupulous sellers.
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easy step.... find another computer, throw it into that computer, see if artifacts or issues, if there are then it is the card
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Well if you do decide to re-install windows do what I did, make a partition so you have all your games and everything else in a separate place so re-installs never mess with any of that data and you'll only need to back up saves.
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easy step.... find another computer, throw it into that computer, see if artifacts or issues, if there are then it is the card

Tempted to just install windows on a clean 32GB Thumb drive with one demanding game and said driver.
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Ive been up since yesterday morning no sleep, my fingers hurt, my hairs a mess, I haven't shaved in days, and my eyes are completely blood shot, no joke, I look like a homeless vampire at this moment.

Waits patiently for responses. -Will rep all around some time later on.
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easy step.... find another computer, throw it into that computer, see if artifacts or issues, if there are then it is the card

I really hope OP read this advice beforehand or reads this asap....

Edit: nevermind, 5 minutes into reading thread; OP has already replied....
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Yes I did. I just formatted a 32B USB stick going to attempt windows installation on it instead to test.
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Sorry to hear about the problems. I've experienced two defective cards before and I know the frustration it brings. I do know one thing, you can trouble shoot all day and even do a clean instal of the OS as a last resort. But if the cards not acting right, it's more than likely defective. Do what others suggested and contact eBay for help. I hope things work out for the best. thumb.gif
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MSI does ask for purchase info, at least they did when I rma'ed my mobos. And he may still need to open a case, someone was going to refund me and we chatted back and forth but it wasn't until I opened a case that he actually finally gave me back my money. Still it would be worth it to call up MSI and find out if they'll do an rma. Or just try and fudge the info, maybe say it was a gift.


Maybe on motherboards... I have RMA probably around 5-6 videocards to MSI over the span of last 3 years to them. One as recently as last month. They have never, ever asked for proof of purchase. Also on their warranty website page it clearly states that the warranty period and eligibility is calculated based on the serial number of product.
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After reading through this, I thought I might suggest something. A friend of mine ran two 5850s one his games would constantly crash, black screen etc. Idk about artifacting but it turned out his power supply wasnt providing enough juice. What power supply are you running?
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