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Time to RMA your card.
    
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Time to RMA your card.
I'm starting to realise :L
So you suggest it is definitely the graphics card?
I am sceptical on this as I have had it RMA'd before a few months back.
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If you have already sent it in for RMA, I would be more positive it would be the card rather than skeptical...

I doubt it's PSU related and the other possibilities lie with your motherboard or more specifically the slot it's in.
    
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If you have already sent it in for RMA, I would be more positive it would be the card rather than skeptical...

I doubt it's PSU related and the other possibilities lie with your motherboard or more specifically the slot it's in.
Yeah I see your point, Well I hope it's not PSU related.
I was told it COULD be the motherboard as it is a Micro-ATX board.
(Something to do with the heat from the CPU and graphics card, overheating the board? or something that sounds like that..)
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If you've dropped screw drivers onto your board or if you've rushed your build and jammed your card into the PCI-E slot then you could have definitely caused some kind of damage. The thing is, you'd probably experience more issues other than artifacting.

With a that's card artifacting, usually there are two suspects: not enough voltage and/or bad card (memory, GPU). Defective PCB's can cause problems too but again would likely give other errors than just artifacting.
    
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If you've dropped screw drivers onto your board or if you've rushed your build and jammed your card into the PCI-E slot then you could have definitely caused some kind of damage. The thing is, you'd probably experience more issues other than artifacting.

With a that's card artifacting, usually there are two suspects: not enough voltage and/or bad card (memory, GPU). Defective PCB's can cause problems too but again would likely give other errors than just artifacting.
Right, okay thanks.
I don't feel as if I rushed installing the card and I haven't dropped any thing onto it. So I really don't know where to start or weather to wait until I get my Sandy Bridge build in May and see if I still have any problems?
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If I were you I would just RMA the card, buy a new one in the mean time, and sell the RMA once it's returned. This way you have a brand new card and can suck up some of the cost once your RMA card sells (and it will).
    
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If I were you I would just RMA the card, buy a new one in the mean time, and sell the RMA once it's returned. This way you have a brand new card and can suck up some of the cost once your RMA card sells (and it will).
That's actually.. not a bad idea. good advice man. +REP
Should I test it at all before selling it?
Also what sort of price do you think it would go for and what would you reccomend as a new replacement for the GTX 470? (I'm thinking GTX 570/560?)

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That's actually.. not a bad idea. good advice man. +REP
Should I test it at all before selling it?
Also what sort of price do you think it would go for and what would you reccomend as a new replacement for the GTX 470? (I'm thinking GTX 570/560?)

Cheers mate.
If you can afford it go for the 570, it's a fantastic card. I think people tend to like the 560 as well but you'd see better performance (obviously) with the 570.

You don't need to do loads of testing once you get the RMA unit back. Just plug it in, fire it up, make sure it works, doesn't overheat, play an hour or so of demanding games, then call it good. Just be sure you note that the card was an RMA item unless you plan on being sneaky.

eBay will yield more money for your card (hopefully) but on CL you can try for 220~250 (some unknowing bloke might give it to you) or around here for $210~ shipped.
    
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If you can afford it go for the 570, it's a fantastic card. I think people tend to like the 560 as well but you'd see better performance (obviously) with the 570.

You don't need to do loads of testing once you get the RMA unit back. Just plug it in, fire it up, make sure it works, doesn't overheat, play an hour or so of demanding games, then call it good. Just be sure you note that the card was an RMA item unless you plan on being sneaky.

eBay will yield more money for your card (hopefully) but on CL you can try for 220~250 (some unknowing bloke might give it to you) or around here for $210~ shipped.
It is quite pricey here in the UK the GTX 570. Around £320. (VAT is stupid here...)
Okay, I just hope I don't get some buyer who gets it, overclocks the hell out of it and blames me for it being an RMA for example. Had someone like that before with a HD 5850.

No I wouldn't want to be sneaky, I am very truthful when selling items to people as if I where buying I would like to know everything about it.

I would hope for at least £190 for the RMA'd card?

Also would you recommend the EVGA Superclocked edition of the GTX 570?
10 years warranty and stuff where as ASUS has 3 years.
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