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Hey, so I'm getting white artifacts immediately upon booting. They're white squiggly horizontal lines. Then a few seconds in it goes nuts and its white lines everywhere...
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post #2 of 9
do you have an OC applied upon start up?

If yes, revert to stock, stress test via furmark
if no, your card may need an RMA.

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How do you know you don't simply have a bad mount and the card is overheating?
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Is the block making proper contact or is there something possibly interfering.
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Sounds like you need an RMA.

But first try reverting everything to stock and trying it out.
    
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post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by jam3s;12355235 
do you have an OC applied upon start up?

If yes, revert to stock, stress test via furmark
if no, your card may need an RMA.

Jam3s


^^^this and revert back to stock cooler, its possible the the block install may have damaged the card by overtightened screws/mounting, happened to my old vid card.
post #7 of 9
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Well it was running on the stock cooler right before. So guess i'll revert back and see... Here's hoping... I'll reseat it and test it, then reinstall the stock fans...
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Got it working! The screws were tightened on too tight!
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by metroidfreak;12355211 
Hey, so I'm getting white artifacts immediately upon booting. They're white squiggly horizontal lines. Then a few seconds in it goes nuts and its white lines everywhere...

Make sure there is no contact between any metal and anything other than the chip. use a paper spacer if necessary. Also reinstall air cooling to ensure it's not f'ed
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