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Got my 5870 back from RMA today and I see an unpleasant surprise. Under low load/temp the card displays many small green dots on the desktop and on my taskbar. Oddly, these dots go away in games and in apps like Furmark. My card is under low load right now, and as I type this I see a few starting on my taskbar but when it goes to Auto Hide they all go away. Is it worth RMA'ing? Should I go ahead and install my GELID ICY vision?
    
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I'd try all the basic troubleshooting first - reseat the card, reinstall drivers, etc. Narrow it down to whatever problem it may be. I'd RMA if it keeps happening after a driver install and a reseat. Good luck.
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What company? XFX? Try doing a driver sweep. IF that doesn't work i guess you have to call em up. It might be time to go green. But it doesnt necessarily mean that AMD is no good.
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I'd try all the basic troubleshooting first - reseat the card, reinstall drivers, etc. Narrow it down to whatever problem it may be. I'd RMA if it keeps happening after a driver install and a reseat. Good luck.
I tried a driver reinstall, it seems when no drivers are installed the card works fine(besides not being able to go up to my wanted resolution or being able to play games).

I wonder if overvolting a tad will work? I have plenty of cooling power with the stock at 100% or even the ICY vision.
    
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What company? XFX? Try doing a driver sweep. IF that doesn't work i guess you have to call em up. It might be time to go green. But it doesnt necessarily mean that AMD is no good.
lolno, GTX 570s and 590s make me stay over here.

Company is Sapphire.
    
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