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Recently I had this XFX 6950 1gb card installed, connected to my monitor via HDMI cable and had random black screens no matter if I was at Idle or gaming, checked the latest MoBo bios upgrades and for the video card aswell and still had the same results.
Now I switched to DVI and now I get blank screens and columns of white/red/blue colors screens?

weird thing that now also flickers on some pages

So is the card deffective? Time to RMA ?
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post #2 of 12
Does it show any sign that it works at all. You probably got a DOA
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does it show any sign that it works at all. You probably got a doa
doa?
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Sounds like its bad. RMA it.
    
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post #5 of 12
RMA it, get the 2gb, and unlock it
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doa?
Dead on arrival.

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RMA it, get the 2gb, and unlock it
Nah, just return it to wherever you bought it then get a 2gb card.
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post #7 of 12
RMA it back to XFX. That's what I did. It took XFX 3 cards to get it right and now I'm very happy with my XFX 6870.
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post #8 of 12
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well ... filled out the RMA with newegg and will be shipped out tomorrow hopefully. sucks they dont give a payed UPS label, and shipping to them is more expensive than when you buy something, f.e. shipping for a new card from newegg is $7 and right now it has a free 2 day shipping, and shipping from sout TX to newegg is around $15
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I've had an older card (4870x2) that used to give what I thought was 'random black screens' that I found out later to be the cable coming slightly loose every once in a while. I was using two DVI connectors for two monitors and it took me quite a while before I realized that they were too fat to sit next to each other. I had to file off part of the connector to get them to fit next to each other.

Just some food for thought if you hadn't already checked your cables, swapped for known good ones, and tried different ports on the card. (sounds like you have swapped DVI cables at the least)

Also, I wouldn't recommend sending it back to NewEgg. They typically won't fit the bill for shipping, and you may or may not be charged a restocking fee (I was on a card I sent back, had to fight with them to get it credited back, not worth the hassle). I recommend contacting XFX directly.
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post #10 of 12
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I've had an older card (4870x2) that used to give what I thought was 'random black screens' that I found out later to be the cable coming slightly loose every once in a while. I was using two DVI connectors for two monitors and it took me quite a while before I realized that they were too fat to sit next to each other. I had to file off part of the connector to get them to fit next to each other.

Just some food for thought if you hadn't already checked your cables, swapped for known good ones, and tried different ports on the card. (sounds like you have swapped DVI cables at the least)

Also, I wouldn't recommend sending it back to NewEgg. They typically won't fit the bill for shipping, and you may or may not be charged a restocking fee (I was on a card I sent back, had to fight with them to get it credited back, not worth the hassle). I recommend contacting XFX directly.
thanks, but yeah I checked with HDMI and DVI and the same result, checked all the power cables and cables going to the screen aswell and everything the same.

I sent an email to XFX support to let them know whats going on, Ill see if I can get a refund and order a GTX 560 ? dont know, I was planning in Xfire my 6950 but now I need to wait for the new one and if it works I need to be lucky enough so my 2nd card is in good shape aswell ....

when I ordered my card @newegg the feedback was good, now the latest feedback is just terrible and dont have a good feeling about this.
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