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is my 5870 dieing? help please

post #1 of 19
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ok so at first i thought it might be a driver issue but i've tried about all the drivers now and it has not fixed it. has this happen to anyone else. my 5870 is just freezing up in the middle of my css games and its not even putting that big a load on the card. my screen looks like this.




has any one had this happen before and should i send my card in? well thanks for the help.
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post #2 of 19
Looks like the3 GSOD (Grey Screen Of Death). It's not as bad as it sounds though. I had that shortly after I bought my Gigabyte 5870, but a BIOS update for the card fixed it, and I've had no problems since.

Check the manufacturer's website to see if there is a BIOS update for that card.
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post #3 of 19
Have you tried reinstalling the drivers?
post #4 of 19
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well it does change colors depending on what type of environment im playing in. but it always has that weird pattern to it. im checking their website right now tho.
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yeah i did try a couple different drivers
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post #6 of 19
I get that when I try to take my 4850 to 820Mhz.
 
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post #7 of 19
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well it was overclocked just a little bit but once it started doing this i dropped it back down to stock speeds but it wasn't overclocked by much at all and there were no volt changes, it is watercooled so theres no over heating issues either.
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post #8 of 19
that's the gray screen of death. experienced it also with my powercolor HD5870. just changed the bios on my card and fixed it.
post #9 of 19
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ok i hope thats what it is because im downloading the bio's change right now but they want me to format a usb and boot from there and all this other stuff. is that how you had to do it to or was there a easier way?
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post #10 of 19
GSOD was VRM related, right?
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