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Here are the clocks randomly fluctuating when I use my slightly overclocked, "gaming profile". Never had this problem pre-8.12 I say again.



And for the record I have the single slot version. It's only happened once and the red LED is located on the back of the GFX card, if your room is dark, reboot your computer and you should see some red LED's light up for a split second on the back of your card.
Edited by usapatriot - 12/22/08 at 4:37am
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red light = malfunction.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vicious_fishes View Post
red light = malfunction.
Well yes, obviously I'm looking for a little more than that!
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Quote:
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Well yes, obviously I'm looking for a little more than that!
its a red light that comes on when the card malfunctions - any malfunction. it a light, it's either on or it's off, same as the card is either working properly or it isn't.

mine came on after a bios reflash when the card refused to post - luckily it was within a month of purchase and i got my money back, the card just got posted off to the distributor for a new bios & the shop can sell it again.

long story short, take it back & get a replacement
    
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We'll see, since I've got a Visiontek it luckily has a lifetime warranty so if it keeps malfunctioning after the 9.1 drivers then I will RMA it.
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whats it oc at. maybe need more cooling!
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post #17 of 18
The red light too means power. It checks to see if it's getting enough juice. If you have a volt meter or could try another psu. Give that a try.
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Well so far that was the only time that it has happened. I've played a few games since then with no problems. I've resetted my clock speeds back to their default settings.

Definitely, I need a new cooler ASAP.
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