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My 5850 began to artifact during games all of a sudden while overclocking last night. I think i had catalyst control centre running alongside with msi afterburner. I heard this can mess up the gpu, is this true? will i be able to rma if i just say the gpu was faulty when i purchased it, as i only got it on tuesday evening?

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Make sure ATI Overdrive is off in the CCC whilst using Afterburner, it can cause problems.

What speeds did you overclock it to?
    
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850 core then ran the memory at 1300, but i didn't realise the artifcating straight away. i was using msi kombustor strain the gpu. i was running CCC and msi afterburner, and then all of sudden just small artifacts started appearing.
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What temperatures did you reach?

But yes, you should be ok for an RMA.
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What temperatures did you reach?
Yeah, what temps?

I've run mine at 920/1270 with no problems, but temps were mid 60's. Running mine at 850/1165 right now, have you returned it to stock speeds and it's still artifacting? Might be the Memory clock that's causing it, 1300 is pushing it
    
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I don't think the warrenty covers damage caused by overclocking - and I think the companies have ways of knowing
    
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post #7 of 17
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hahaa ye i know. but thats not even the issue. its back to default and it still artifacts. i think CCC and msi afterburner f****d it up nicely . mid 60's as well. temps wasn't an issue. what are the chances it was msi afterburner and CCC running together so i don't do this again ? when rma'ing do i have to lie and just say it was faulty?
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I don't think the warrenty covers damage caused by overclocking - and I think the companies have ways of knowing
I've known many people RMA cards from OC'ng them. Rightly or wrongly.

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hahaa ye i know. but thats not even the issue. its back to default and it still artifacts. i think CCC and msi afterburner f****d it up nicely . mid 60's as well. temps wasn't an issue. what are the chances it was msi afterburner and CCC running together so i don't do this again ? when rma'ing do i have to lie and just say it was faulty?
We can't answer that without an infraction. So I will leave you to ponder it and come up with the correct answer yourself.
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I don't think the warrenty covers damage caused by overclocking - and I think the companies have ways of knowing
Not as far as I know, unless you mod the bios, you cant tell if somethings been overclocked.
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post #10 of 17
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hahaa ye i know. but thats not even the issue. its back to default and it still artifacts. i think CCC and msi afterburner f****d it up nicely . mid 60's as well. temps wasn't an issue. what are the chances it was msi afterburner and CCC running together so i don't do this again ? when rma'ing do i have to lie and just say it was faulty?
CCC itself is just the driver program afaik, ATI Overdrive is the only thing that could cause potential problems, which is in the CCC itself if you didn't disable it.

What are your current temps @ stock?

If I remember correctly, XFX have a double lifetime warranty, which allows you to disassemble the card and not loose the warranty, so I don't think overclocking would matter, I could be wrong though.
    
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