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post #2401 of 3890
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Just got Confirmation from XFX that they recived my card today, and they are sending it to the RMA department for testing hooray. Hopefully they'll fix it or send me a different one, and if its not needed tell me what I did wrong, which I'm pretty sure is nothing lol but its possible.



What did yours do when it died? just curious to see if it was acting anything like mine was.


Edit: Sorry for double post should have used the edit button
It started to blue screen when AMD drivers were installed. Also got flickering textures in games and other stuff ect.
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like trees whiteing out, clouds flickering multicolored, and weird triangles? Thats what mine was doing but mine did it the minute I put it in after getting it. I just figured maybe drivers so I waited and waited and finally sent it in.
    
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like trees whiteing out, clouds flickering multicolored, and weird triangles? Thats what mine was doing but mine did it the minute I put it in after getting it. I just figured maybe drivers so I waited and waited and finally sent it in.
Trees, grass and clouds just flickered from a lighter colour to a darker colour at times with odd performance now and again.
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Well its good to know I wasnt the only one, not good that they died though
    
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At least i have a 6970 to keep me going. I should get a replacement in 14 days or less. RMA approved.
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post #2406 of 3890
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At least i have a 6970 to keep me going. I should get a replacement in 14 days or less. RMA approved.
That's awesome.

Can you tell us why you feared you couldn't RMA it?
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That's awesome.

Can you tell us why you feared you couldn't RMA it?
I could not find which account/company/site i got it on/from. Also, i could not find my reciept.
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I could not find which account/company/site i got it on/from. Also, i could not find my reciept.
Well, that's amazing. What company? Sapphire? (read your Sig, XFX cards)

That's a pretty darned good advertisement for whoever made those cards. Glad it worked out for you man. Those are damn expensive cards.
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So it seems rare when it happens, but at least once a week...

My system will completely lock up with a total Black Screen, nothing on it except for a series of white lines running across the screen, each about a centimeter apart, like pin strips on a suit, running vertical from bottom to top.

The first time it happened, was a week after I installed my new Diamond 6950 that was discussed on pages 235 and 236 here in this thread... the gist of that discussion was the fact that I suspected Frys may have sold me a used 6950 that was previously RMA'd or was already flashed by Diamond to run as a 6970 out of the box; then was deteremined that it has a bios switch and came out of the box with both bios' either already loaded, or someone bought it before me and flashed it then for some unknown reason took it back to Frys...

It seemed to be working just fine at that point, flying through every benchmark I tossed at it, with ease, and handling all my games like a true champ.

Then a week later, I attempted to install a new Asus TV Tuner Card and this black screen lock up happened then.

I presumed it was the TV Tuner Card, as its drivers did some other quirky things (like totally wiped out my Microsoft Security Essentials) .. so I yanked that Asus card out and cleaned all its drivers and software off the system and everything went back to normal...

Then, again just a week later it did it again while looking at Google Earth with my web browser and Second Life running in the back ground... I started to wonder then, if perhaps my new Diamond 6950 might actually have a problem of some sort...

Then, a few days later, while playing Crisis 2, the system completely locked up with the game play frozen on the screen....

However, I can run Furmark for 20 - 30 minutes without any problems...

I've run Heaven Benchmark for up to an hour... without problems...

I've run 3DMark11 and Vantage without problems (though I only have the free versions of those) and I've played Crysis 2 and other games for hours on end without any problems.... with Crysis 2 using its High Res Textures Patch and DX11 Patch...

It just seems, maybe, once a week... my video craps out... whereas before when I was running my system with a Sapphire 5850, I never had any problems...

So, is it possible, there might be some minuscule flaw with my Diamond 6950, perhaps a bad memory sector that only gets touched once a week or so... or maybe something else?

Is it possible my 6950 is pulling too much power from my old Thermaltake Tr2 RX 850? I've been told in the past that this is not a true 850wt PSU as Tt advertises, but actually a 750wt thats Tt passes of as an 850... it handled my 5850 just fine and before that it ran a single GTX 275...

Though I know, many people here have been running 6950's and 6970's just fine on smaller 750wt PSU's...

Anyone got any thoughts on this odd black screen with white lines lock up?
     
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post #2410 of 3890
The PSU is NOT the problem ( when it comes to wattage . you should be able to handle 2x 6950s OC'd).

Seems like something that went wrong later , after you used your card. I remember discussing it then, and an RMA was the right way to go about it: In decreasing probability ( whatever little limited gyaan I have ) :

1. Dying/ fluctuating PSU rail .. check the + 12V thru HW mon and report back the min and max over a few hour's workload..
2. Chip is dying/ overheating/ VRM issue ?
3. Your mobo is problematic ( could range from dust buildup to ANYTHING goofing up)
4. RAM problems ?
5. HDD problems ? Check Health w/ hdtach
6. Dog ate your SATA cable ( my pug ate mine :@ I was SHOCKED* to say the least... My bad, he's a month old black pup and my HAF was( and still is) lying wide open .. just sayin..
7. CPU is developing faults ( OC'ing can cause faults at ANY point , exp extra volts.. you never know )

Also , randomly, micro fissures could also cause some problems .. no comprehensive way to troubleshoot them. Sorry. Try your onboard IGP if you have one .. that's all I can say .. re -test every part of your PC and see what fails you.
There's a Vram memory testing program out there too .. try it .. its similar to memtest but runs multi threaded ( multi instance I mean) and in windows.. so life can go on .
Reset your BIOS to stock and then start over.


I'm a nub , so don't contradict me .. contribute to the thread instead.. thanks OCN'ers :/ k3k3
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