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Old October 5, 2009, 10:08 AM
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my setup is in my rig.
Running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit.
gpu setup still the same. (never oc'd)
I'm having issues which im noticing are become sort of a pattern.
I play a lot of games and they've been having similar issues:
FC2 : rectangles of black sporatically pop up throughout the game in the quarters of my screen.
Red Faction Guerilla : random blooms? (white) makes it look like its "snowiing", but i know it's not supposed to be there.
NFS Shift : random little white boxes that spaz out , especially on the car on the main menu.

should I try to OC would that help?
I have the latest nvidia drivers and i have EVGA's sli booster program thing that HWC posted a few weeks ago.
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Old October 5, 2009, 10:45 AM
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It's almost certainly overheating and artifacting. That or your card is b0rked.
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Old October 5, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Card is artifacting, make sure its not clogged with dust and overheating. If not you may have to RMA
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Old October 5, 2009, 11:13 AM
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Is it still RMA-able even if i've put the Zalman HSF's on it and i put on the stock one back?
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HDD:150GB Raptor,WD500GB,WD1TB BLACK
MOBO:Asus Striker 2 Formula
RAM:OCZ HPC REAPER 4GB 1066mhz pc2-8500 (5-5-5-15)@2.2v
PSU:CORSAIR 750W
CASE:Silvertstone TJ07
SOUND:Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
Keyboard:Logitech G15 V2
Mouse:Razer DeathAdder
Case Cooling:2x92mm exhaust,2x120mm exhaust, 2x120mm Ultra Kaze(3000RPM)intake.
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Old October 5, 2009, 11:19 AM
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Should be yeah
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Old October 5, 2009, 11:23 AM
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even if i lost the pieces of thermal tape? lol
is the aftermarket hsfs something i should be hiding from them or is it okay to tell them?
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MOBO:Asus Striker 2 Formula
RAM:OCZ HPC REAPER 4GB 1066mhz pc2-8500 (5-5-5-15)@2.2v
PSU:CORSAIR 750W
CASE:Silvertstone TJ07
SOUND:Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
Keyboard:Logitech G15 V2
Mouse:Razer DeathAdder
Case Cooling:2x92mm exhaust,2x120mm exhaust, 2x120mm Ultra Kaze(3000RPM)intake.
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Old October 5, 2009, 12:16 PM
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No you will have to send the card with the retail HSF. The card you have isn't the card they return if they accept RMA. Some place are very hard with replaced HSF. I don't really know about PNY but some will decline any card witch one the screw were removed or the original thermal paste have been change. Maybe you should ask them in a Anonymous e-mail or phone call. You can also ask HWC if any one have already done this with them.

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Old October 5, 2009, 12:45 PM
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anyone have experience with PNY RMA or customer service then?
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RAM:OCZ HPC REAPER 4GB 1066mhz pc2-8500 (5-5-5-15)@2.2v
PSU:CORSAIR 750W
CASE:Silvertstone TJ07
SOUND:Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
Keyboard:Logitech G15 V2
Mouse:Razer DeathAdder
Case Cooling:2x92mm exhaust,2x120mm exhaust, 2x120mm Ultra Kaze(3000RPM)intake.
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Old October 5, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Yeah it all depends on the company. I would just put it back together best you can and send it in.
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Old October 5, 2009, 06:18 PM
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I wouldn't think it was overheating tho cause I have the zalmans onnit and I have 2 ultra kaze at 3000rpm pouring fresh air on them through the front of the case
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CPU:E8400 @ 3.8GHZ -->Zalman 9700NT HSF
GPU:XFX 5870 1GB
HDD:150GB Raptor,WD500GB,WD1TB BLACK
MOBO:Asus Striker 2 Formula
RAM:OCZ HPC REAPER 4GB 1066mhz pc2-8500 (5-5-5-15)@2.2v
PSU:CORSAIR 750W
CASE:Silvertstone TJ07
SOUND:Auzentech X-Fi Prelude
Keyboard:Logitech G15 V2
Mouse:Razer DeathAdder
Case Cooling:2x92mm exhaust,2x120mm exhaust, 2x120mm Ultra Kaze(3000RPM)intake.
Running:Win7 64-bit Ultimate
F@H PPD:46957

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