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No problems with it up until a few days ago. Forgot to turn it off one night and when I tried to wake it up from sleep the next day it wouldnt wake from sleep and the screen flashed with artifacts. I powered down and restarted and it stayed the same. Took it out made sure there was no dust (there is usually very little in my case) put it back in and booted up and it worked after the second attempt.

I started monitoring temps and its sits idle at 48C idle with browser open (30C ambient).

In any case where the screen will not display I can connect it to my integrated graphics via motherboard and it works fine so I'm 99% sure its the GPU and nothing else.

Dead, yes? I was on my way to an upgrade anyway just wondering if it needs to be asap or not tongue.gif

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I would try and re-seat all cables to and from your graphics card and monitor; Especially with DVI cables artifacts are more likely to occur.

Source: I have 2x 6950's and use DVI cables.
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I would try and re-seat all cables to and from your graphics card and monitor; Especially with DVI cables artifacts are more likely to occur.

Source: I have 2x 6950's and use DVI cables.

Yeah Ive tried taking the card out and checked the PSU cables a fair few times. It doesnt always occur but when it does only after the pc has gone into sleep mode and it usually rights itself. When it ends up working its 100% perfect so I have no idea what the story is. I think potentially the the climate where I used to live (beachside) may have had some adverse affects somehow :/
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