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Recently i tried to overclock my 9700 pro using sapphire trixx. I went too high and the screen went black. I reset my entire mobo and it was fine until i tried to run games - (i haven't overclocked it any more). When i start up my computer for the first time in a while pixels in games are stretching away into the distance and the view is totally blocked. I have never heard of this problem before, and the strange thing is that once my computer has been running for about half an hour, everything goes back to normal. I am getting a new fan for my GPU (as it is currently only the one which came with it) so will this solve the problem? I have the most up to date drivers and everything!
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seems to me like u have some sort of peak heat problem....

usually when an application starts, it loads all types of dlls and other required files....

maybe i feel during this time the ability of the cooling fan is insufficient and therefore less heat dissipation occurs...gpu overheats and system slows down with bad pixel rendering as a result..

changing or adding a fan to gpu might be a good idea....

try it and let us know what happens....
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Well drop your clocks down to stock.. and see what happens.. The black spots sound like major artifacts you are having. Make shure you have the latest Directx 9.0c updates as well..
    
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My clocks are at stock, and my fan seems to be running at normal speed. Someone else told me it might be dust on the GPU. Could it be that? if that is the case, how do i clean it?
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Originally Posted by ronamjack
My clocks are at stock, and my fan seems to be running at normal speed. Someone else told me it might be dust on the GPU. Could it be that? if that is the case, how do i clean it?

Sometimes dust gets in between the fins of the heatsink and on the fan itself. You can just blow at it to get the dust out. Even better, disasemble the heatsink (very easy, it just requires patience and common sense if this is your first time doing this). Clean the base of the heatsink with rubbing alcohol and a soft clean cloth. The GPU itself can be cleaned with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol; gently scrub that old thermal paste on the GPU with circular motions until it is totally clean. Wait until it dries then apply some new thermal compound (AS5, but any will do really) and spread it over the GPU with an old credit card (just be careful not to scratch the core). Apply a tiny amount of thermal compound to the base of the heatsink and spread it around using a ziploc bag and your finger. Put the heatsink back on. That should fix it, provided overheating was your problem.
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I haven't done anything else to the card, but now I have a problem I don't know how to solve. There is now a series of dotted black lines down the screen all the time, and in games the lines distort the picture, even when the rest of the picture is fine! Is it my monitor (fairly old now) or is my card broken? It has only recently been refurbished, and there is no dust anywhere! I have tried to solve any software problems by doing a system restore to before i had these problems, so i think they must be hardware. I don't think overheating is the problem as i have rigged up a fan blowing cold air onto the back of the gpu and it seems to work. Have i somehow damaged the circuitry on the board, and if so, can I somehow get it fixed?
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