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Old 09-26-2011, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Graphics card problem...At a loss of what to do.

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series that is driving me insane.
The card itself is less then a year old, and was working perfectly fine until late August.


All that happen is,randomly either playing a game, or not playing a game.. My monitors will artifact, and nothing will respond. I will do a hard reset and everything gets back to normal.
I thought it was a simple overheating problem...
The only kink is that I've monitored the temperature of my card while playing, and it rarely gets past 55c.
while idle is 40c

I've updated all the drivers/tried installing factory drivers, pulled the card out and cleaned it out with compressed air.
All my fans are working, nothing is blocking any ventilation.

I also thought that it might be the fact that the card was sagging really badly in the slot (it is really heavy). So I flipped my computer on its side so the card would not be able to sag. It still repeated the problem. I then tried propping it up with various materials, and that seemed to work but it started acting up again.


Even worse is this is completely random. It started doing this late august...stopped for a while after i flipped the computer on its side, started acting up again. So i placed the computer up right with stuff propping the card up, and that was fine for almost 3 weeks before it just started acting up today.



If anyone has any ideas on what I can do would be greatly appreciated.

Some specs
I am running Windows 7
2.80 gigahertz AMD Phenom II X6 1055T processor
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8 gigs of ram


If any more information is needed I can supply it.

I do have to run off to my physics class, So i cant reply to this thread till a little bit after 4pm.

If anyone can help i would be super appreciative, I rely on this computer for both my Job (Resident Advisor) and my school work also, and I need iit badly
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Default Re: Graphics card problem...At a loss of what to do.

Never mind, Just read u used compressed air, lol

Have you tryed it in another Slot?
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Never mind, Just read u used compressed air, lol

Have you tryed it in another Slot?
I've wanted to try it in another slot, but it physically can not fit into any other slot in my motherboard.
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Default Re: Graphics card problem...At a loss of what to do.

A card doesn't have to overheat to go bad, they usually overheat but not always. What power supply are you using? Make/Model/Watts. If you could try the card in a different slot or another PC it would tell us a lot.
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A card doesn't have to overheat to go bad, they usually overheat but not always. What power supply are you using? Make/Model/Watts. If you could try the card in a different slot or another PC it would tell us a lot.
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I can not at all fit it in a different slot on my computer, I already tried.

And the issue with using a different computer, is that the problem is really hard to replicate.

Its incredibly random as to when my screens actually go out and It could be up to a week or two before anything happened on a different computer.


ie, played league of legends earlier today, screen goes out twice.

Did it just now for the same amount of time and no problem at all.

it could be another week before anything happens
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