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My computer tends to lock up in a game with patterns all over the screen. (Equally spaced looking blocks) and crashes to windows.

But I cannot catch it out when it happens. It's very un-predictable and is not at a specific moment in the game.

I loaded up Aliens vs Predator maxed out with DirectX 11 turned on and I found these dots in the image.

These look like the dots that appear on the OCCT stress test. (When one pops up it signifies it as an 'ERROR').

Do I have another bad GTX 470 or can it be something else?
Should I RMA or wait until I build my Sandy Bridge PC to see if it's another component causing the odd issue.

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Edited by DannyTheGamer - 2/6/11 at 9:19am
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Is the card overclocked?

What are the temps during gaming?
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These look like the dots that appear on the OCCT stress test. (When one pops up it signifies it as an 'ERROR').
If OCCT is showing errors then your card is unstable. Is it OC'd?
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If OCCT is showing errors then your card is unstable. Is it OC'd?
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Is the card overclocked?

What are the temps during gaming?
Overclocked: No the graphics card is not overclocked.

Temparatures: In AvP the temps where around 66-70 maxed out with DX11. (With an increased set fan profile.)
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Runn OCCT and run error check for 15 mins, if you pass your card is stable, if you get errors RMA the card.
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Runn OCCT and run error check for 15 mins, if you pass your card is stable, if you get errors RMA the card.
I'll run it again.. and post a screen of it.
I'm sure it will not pass without error's again.
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Open GPU-Z sensors tab and select max for all temps including the VRM's. Run Furmark benchmarking with extreme burning selected. Post a ss of the GPU sensors tab, could be some thermal tape on the VRM's is not applied properly or maybe the core TIM.
    
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post #8 of 22
Unless your PSU is faulty IDK anything else that would cause your card to be unstable. And a failing PSU has different symptoms anyway. RMA imo.
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@OP

Reading your issue and looking at that (I haven't played it) game you took a SS of it looks to me like it's artifacting, yes.
    
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Thanks everyone else for the posts but look at these 2 different results.
1 stress test gave me 34 errors and in one today I now had zero?
I don't understand..

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