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OK, I hate to be the only cynic here, but I think you already found your problem and stated it in your first post. You let your friend use you rig for several hours... He probably either did something to the computer deliberately or accidentally that has caused it to stop working properly. Honestly, from what you've said, your computer was working perfectly, then you let your "friend" use it for several hours, now its operating far from perfectly... It's amazing how "friends" can be so careless with stuff that isn't theirs... I personally never let anybody use my rig for more than 10-20 minutes and never leave anybody using it unsupervised for more than 5 minutes... Maybe people might think that's a bit odd, or paranoid, or distrustful, but I can honestly say taking that attitude has saved me a lot of time, money and headaches...

Your problem sounds to me like your graphics card has sustained some damage, most probably through overheating/overclocking/stressing it too far. It is possible that it may simply have been faulty at the time of manufacturer and somehow got passed quality control, but I would guess that the current problem occurred whilst your "friend" had your PC, although I doubt you'll ever prove that.

RMA, if possible, would seem like your best (and quite possibly, only) option.

Highly-Annoyed

I have to say im with you there on some of the points you made but we cant JUST blame his mate lol..it could seriously be that the game he played stressed the already overheating card and by chanced killed it so dont just say to your mate '' OI YOU LOOK YOU BLEW UP MY G-CARD''.
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full refund as in how much i payed for it when i bought it?
Plus the card was at default settings.. when i let my friend on my comp
    
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full refund as in how much i payed for it when i bought it?
Plus the card was at default settings.. when i let my friend on my comp
Yes you should get a full refund in other words you will get back what you paid for it from what i gather.
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I have to say im with you there on some of the points you made but we cant JUST blame his mate lol..it could seriously be that the game he played stressed the already overheating card and by chanced killed it so dont just say to your mate '' OI YOU LOOK YOU BLEW UP MY G-CARD''.
Yes, I agree, it is wholly within the scope of possibility that the card simply started malfunctioning and that his "friend" had nothing to do with it. It could all just be a coincidence. It's just a bit odd that his PC is working fine, then he allows his "friend" to use it, unsupervised for several hours, then it's not working fine... I'm not saying that his friend necessarily deliberately damaged his rig, but so called "friends" can be very careless with stuff that isn't theirs, in my experience anyway... Best to only let your friends use your stuff when you are there to see what they are doing, especially when that stuff is an expensive computer.

You know, if you have your graphics card o/c'ed and you're playing some 3D game and you start to notice some artifacts, you are (if your anything like me) going to save your game and exit back to desktop, then back off on the o/c a bit and then start playing the game again. If you notice any more artifacts your are going to do the same thing again, or simply stop playing altogether until you can resolve the problem. That's the kind of thing you do when it's your machine and you paid good money for it. Somebody else however, may not be too bothered by a few little artifacts on your machine and may play on, ignoring them, leading to, potentially, permanent damage to your graphics card.

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Yes, I agree, it is wholly within the scope of possibility that the card simply started malfunctioning and that his "friend" had nothing to do with it. It could all just be a coincidence. It's just a bit odd that his PC is working fine, then he allows his "friend" to use it, unsupervised for several hours, then it's not working fine... I'm not saying that his friend necessarily deliberately damaged his rig, but so called "friends" can be very careless with stuff that isn't theirs, in my experience anyway... Best to only let your friends use your stuff when you are there to see what they are doing, especially when that stuff is an expensive computer.

You know, if you have your graphics card o/c'ed and you're playing some 3D game and you start to notice some artifacts, you are (if your anything like me) going to save your game and exit back to desktop, then back off on the o/c a bit and then start playing the game again. If you notice any more artifacts your are going to do the same thing again, or simply stop playing altogether until you can resolve the problem. That's the kind of thing you do when it's your machine and you paid good money for it. Somebody else however, may not be too bothered by a few little artifacts on your machine and may play on, ignoring them, leading to, potentially, permanent damage to your graphics card.

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Oh well that ok then , I do understand how it looks though leave youer mate with your PC you come back to it and its not working how it should be lol.

At the Time in hand the Card was not oc'ed when his friends was using it.
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Well what my assumption is that oblivion froze he basicly left it there and the gfx card overheated
    
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Well what my assumption is that oblivion froze he basicly left it there and the gfx card overheated
Sounds Like coincidnece that Oblivion Stressed that card as it would as its very intensive, Just seems that the card got too hot as the Cooling waasnt cping or have you check that the cooling on your card hadnt failed?.
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strangely my cards never gone above 110F with my modded stock hsf...
Krunk_kracker said he may be able to let me borrow his stock gt cooler thank god!
    
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strangely my cards never gone above 110F with my modded stock hsf...
Krunk_kracker said he may be able to let me borrow his stock gt cooler thank god!
Sounds Like a Plan..But have you Sent your Card off yet ( RMA ).
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Im pretty much waiting for krunk to confirm sending it. Then its off to cali.
Im still confused... When i rma to newegg.. do i get newegg credit of the amount I bought the card for in the first place. Or do they just send me back the same card model??
    
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