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hi guys. as title says! How do you know? I've been getting lately lots of times now where my screen is like flickering with artifacting kinda thing. basically like itll be flicking lines and stuff. then my screen other times goes to a solid just like bricked screen of lines... I tried a few different drivers to no prevail. I figured maybe its somethign to do with clock speeds so I fiddled with them in afterburner..., I'm not sure whats up but I'm starting to just figure.... cards going tits up?

Its on liquid cooling so its never seen temps hotter than 50C since I've owned it anyways....

So what do you guys figure? Thanks
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Hello,

Bro I wouldnt worry too much, Ive put my card threw hell and back and still do...as long as your like below 90 , your fine....


the flicking and all that could be that your card is getting a little loose and needs to be just reseated.
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Hello,

Bro I wouldnt worry too much, Ive put my card threw hell and back and still do...as long as your like below 90 , your fine....


the flicking and all that could be that your card is getting a little loose and needs to be just reseated.

hey, Yeah I was just saying about the temps because I know I never cooked it somehow or overclocking it hard...

heres a pic of what its doing lol



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ooo, wow ya....lol....thats some heating issues or something


whats your clocks set at? The only thing I could think of is factory'ing it.....then swtiching pcie ports...see if that cleans it up
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factorying it? as in send it in?, I'm sure its well off out of use, and i dont have the box for it. I bought it from a buddy who kept it stock with a stock cooler.

the clocks. I currently have 1100/1400. stock is 1050/1200. I had it at stock and this was happening all the time. so Ive been using afterburner to adjust the clock a bit forcefully to see if that helped. it appears to have helped a little but its not the solution.

I'm wondering if a Bios- re-flash and or changing the bios up may fix it?. I'll try fiddling with it in the slot though and see if that helps
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Its also doing this now lol....... ERMAHGERD getting so... fed up lol mad.gif

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No , I meant with no overclock.I try re-seating it in a different slot, but if that didn't fix it, I wouldn't know.
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