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Soo finally got my new psu so i can use my 6950, started GTA IV an started hearing high pitch noise which i think may be my disk drive, but i also i started hearing clicking, which i thought might be 6950, also i noticed when playin GTA IV purple dimonds popin up everywhere, should i try RMA, i should also mention i had a 750w psu (cheap one) and it failed when i used the 6950 for more than 20 minutes only tried it a few time 3/4 times before deciding that it was defo my psu and got my self a new one...
so what do you think OCN, thanks for all your help dom

Edit: i should also mention i think my RAM may be bottlenecking the card i only have 2GB DDR2 800mhz, i am getting a new mobo and ram soon i just need to get a case and sell my old parts to a friend
Edited by Hatakescreams - 1/26/11 at 6:21am
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Bump!
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Don't bump so much, Mods will come
It does sound like the card is bad. The squeeling is probably the caps, but the purple "artifacts" sound like the card is bad. You can try sending it back to the store you got it from to have them test it, cant hurt
    
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Its kinda hard to decipher the clicking noise but the high pitch squel you are hearing could be the inductors on the card overheating, which in fact would cause artifacting. What are your load temps for the 6950?
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Its kinda hard to decipher the clicking noise but the high pitch squel you are hearing could be the inductors on the card overheating, which in fact would cause artifacting. What are your load temps for the 6950?
not so high only in the high 60's (68,69C)
post #7 of 19
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oooh also i flicked the bios swith just before leavin for college and gave it a quick try and the artifacts stoped just only got 20 fps in GTA IV but i am sure thats down to my ram
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Sounds like a bad card.
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okay i got that bad feeling in my stomach now,
how would i go about getting the card replaced never had to return something before now, i know my card is covered for 2 years by warranty
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What kind of card is it? If it's an ASUS just go to their website and look for the RMA link. Either that or give them a call.
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