Sapphire HD6970 - possible DVI port problem
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September 23, 2011, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
My System Specs
I assume this will be my final entry on this issue.
To recap, over the past 7 months i've taken my GPU back to NCIX twice, and once I took the system in...without the monitors. Each time i've gone to NCIX we were not able to recreate the problem. (any of the three monitors that was plugged in to the upper DVI port of the GPU would experience yellowing...or lose connection with the computer)
I put off an obvious work-around for quite awhile, to stop using that DVI port and use one of the others.
I put it off because the GPU, in my opinion...is defective...and at $380 I wanted a replacement. Logical...but not in the cards as I could not reproduce the issue at the store where it was purchased...and I was unwilling to spend more money on sending it to Sapphire in Hong Kong. (i had already spent over $100 renting a vehicle to take the computer to NCIX)
So...I decided to try an HDMI connection for the third monitor 6 weeks ago.
As I suspected, there's been no problem since then.
I just hope...that whatever is wrong with the DVI port in the GPU...it will not someday affect other parts of the GPU. (assuming it isn't simply the port itself...but some component elsewhere in the card controlling that port)
My System Specs
ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition 3.2GHZ
(2x) Corsair Dominator 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600
Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5
(2x) OCZ Vertex 2 Extended 180GB 2.5IN SATA2 (3x) Seagate Barracuda XT 7200 2TB SATA 6.0GB/S
Corsair Obsidian 800D
(3x) 2 LG DVD Burn - 1 LG BRDVD Read
(3x) ASUS VW266H 25.5 LCD 1920X1200 2MS
Windows 7 Professional 64bit
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