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heyy everyone

my new pc has decided to start its 1st major problem, only had this new pc for 3 months and now my gfx card is showing all green atrifacts all over the screen and is happening REALLY randomaly even wen i boot up the pc on the bios screen it goes crazy and its all green really bad and sumtimes its not there and runs fine really dono wat is wrong with it but temps have been all great never over 55 degrees but i took it to my local pc shop and it was under warrenty and they are givin me the biggest hassles its driving me nuts they say its running fine no prob but i even showed them pics i was able to get wen it was goin crazy and they are like hmm.. kk well its been there 2 days now and they wana rma the card and fit a 9800 gtx as a replacement but i dont want 2 lol because itll be gone for over a few weeks because of xmas break and not sure where i should go with any of this and want to see is anyone can help me with sum friendly advice and where you should think i should go from here? i was thinking picking it up with still the gtx 280 in it and just wait intill everyone gets back and then let them rma the card or ???

i get the weird feeling it could be my vram chip failing it happens on and off check the pictures out and see what you think..



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post #2 of 9
That doesn't really look like artifacting. I'd try rolling the drivers back before you decide to RMA.
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I got similar with Blue and Yellow artifacts on my old AGP 6800GS, I'm afraid your going to have to RMA it.
    
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RMA it ;(
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im gettin the pc back tomorro arvo the pc shop couldnt get the problem to come up again, but ill roll the drivers back im using 180.84 atm ill go a version back and see how it goes if it still does cause problems ill rma it after xmas wen everyone goes back to work so i dont have to wait for no reason..
Edited by yukbumer - 12/22/08 at 6:20am
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I know nvidia likes green but now they have just went to far!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drewfus View Post
I know nvidia likes green but now they have just went to far!
hahah!! that cranked me up..

but ye true..
the artifacts are weird..

just RMA it..

they'll give you a new one in return ^^
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Hmm, this looks exactly what happened to me the other night and I was freaked out. Make sure that the DVI cable (or vga) is connected to the monitor and GPU tightly. This cured my green blues. Or try a different cable.
Edited by killerhz - 12/22/08 at 6:19am
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i have been using my old p4 system and has a nvidia 7600gt on it still using exact same setup as the old pc just changed pc's all same cables and havent seen anything go green so i know now its the graphics card and not my monitor or anything else, after xmas if i still see the problem happen again ill ask then to swap it with another card and rma it intill the replacemnt card comes back i gues ... sukz that its right at xmas time i have this trouble ...
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