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Greetings, chaps. I'm having a devil of a time assessing a most peculiar problem with my graphical processing unit.

My GPU is an HIS IceQ X Turbo AMD Radeon HD 6850 which I purchased in November of 2011. The card in question will crash AFAIK when used for GPU intensive applications such as Civilization V with max settings. I have attempted to mitigate this issue by decreasing the GPU clock and manually setting the fan speed to everything from 75% to 100%. Aside from the increase in noise from the fan, the system will still experience graphical artifacts or shut down outright.

I have followed the examples from this AMD guide and still face issues.
@1:50 mentions issues pertaining to overheating. Yet, my case -- an NZXT Source 210 Elite -- currently uses two top intake fans, a rear exhaust fan, a bottom intake fan and a front intake fan.

Is this card salvageable? If not should I just recycle it?

I would be most appreciative of any assistance you can render in this regard.
Edited by ColonelPanic - 6/3/13 at 3:33pm
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Why can't you RMA it to HIS? They offer 2 year warranty which you are still within the time frame of that. Simply but it's a bad card and there's not much use for it other than to get a replacement.
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Originally Posted by Dopamin3 View Post

Why can't you RMA it to HIS? They offer 2 year warranty which you are still within the time frame of that. Simply but it's a bad card and there's not much use for it other than to get a replacement.

Thank you for your help. smile.gif I went ahead and RMA'd the card early this June and I'm waiting for it to return on its merry way.
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