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1) XFX doesn't care about heatsink mods or overclocking. They do care about heat damage, overvoltaging, water damage, and bios mods. Other companies will be a lot pickier when it comes to anything outside of stock.

2) "I assumed it was because it was running hot". Don't assume. Test it. My ATI 4850 ran at 108c without artifacts. It ran those temps for nearly 6 hours per day for 2.5 years and now my brother is using it in his system. If your card is running stock speeds and is under 90c, it's fine. At those temps, it should well outlive its usefulness.

Rule of thumb. If your card is running stock settings and is under it's max temperature, then any artifacts is a good time to RMA as something is wrong. Don't start taking it apart, then RMA it.
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The card is from sapphire, I also tested it again just now and it will no longer display anything, my other card works fine in that slot. I have the 1536 shader bios on one of the bios chips and the stock bios on the other so I suppose it would be a good idea to switch it to the stock bios position?
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