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Hey Guys...gotta crazy problem with the ati 4870x2..RMA?

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Hey all,

Long time no talk...I have a series of weird events happening with my 4870x2..Lately I can play a game (black ops mainly) and I notice about 2 minutes in there are blue squares and crazy artifacts...every once in a while it will artifact at the desktop. Ive cleaned out the fans to ensure its not overheating but it doesnt seem to help. Ive regreased it in the past but I can see that its drying so maybe that is the cause? I have a visiontek card so I wonder if my warranty would be void since ive changed out the grease already in the card? Also, I have a 6950 out in the car that I paid $300 for...do you guys think it would be better to regrease again and try it?, RMA the card and hope for the best?, or just open up the 6950 card and avoid the headache? Your thoughts?

Edit: Might I add, after a couple seconds of artifacting the pc freezes and goes to a blue screen (x116) and upon trying to start it, most of the time it wont...takes about 5-10 tries before it posts and works.
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Why is that 6950 not installed already? If I had one my x2 would be out.
    
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Why is that 6950 not installed already? If I had one my x2 would be out.
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LOL well I wanted to make sure that the performance would be better than the x2...I have heard mixed reviews about it not being faster. Does that sound innacurate?
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They're close to the same as far as raw power goes, but you get dx11. The 6950 will be faster in most new games. In the cases where the x2 is faster, it won't be by much.
    
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