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Artifacting 7900 Gt

post #1 of 8
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Hi I just bought an XFX 7900 GT extreme edition and it's artifacting, I see it looks like a lot of people have this problem any help?

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post #2 of 8
It happens alot to the 7900gt.
If you bought it from original owner they can transfer the warranty to you.
Then Id get it replaced by XFX>
They will send probably a 8800gts to replace the 7900gt.
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post #3 of 8
Well, Its definatly not a good card by the fac of artifacting. Sound like you need to RMA it. They will most likely send you an 8800GTS.. So you win a nice new card. All companies are doing this. They dont make 7900s anymore.
post #4 of 8
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Yeap I've got the warranty, so def no fix for it?
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post #5 of 8
The only fix I know of is to do the volt mod to the gpu as I recall. I had the 7900gt oc and it wouldnt hardly run at stock settings (factory settings oced). I tried to oc it and it wouldnt budge at all.

Had to do a volt mod to gpu and it ran perfectly after that at stock settings and would oc pretty darn good also.

This was atleast one of the many issues. Not sure if it is in your case but I imagine it would be. Oh I also had aftermarket cooling on it because the stock cooler really blew.
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post #6 of 8
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Yeah, well I don't know what to do in the meantime.
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Btw, I've just tried underclocking but the sliders just reset,tried in rivatuner and powerstrip anybody know why?
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post #8 of 8
havent had any issues at all with my 7900gtx , couldnt tell ya , but id rma it if i were you
    
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