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Old September 29, 2011, 05:26 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm going to assume this is a graphics card problem, but basically randomly (mostly while browsing the web though, oddly enough) I get pixels EVERYWHERE. Sometimes minimizing/expanding makes them go away, I get them on all 3 of my screens from time to time.

Tried updating drivers, same issue. Checked my temps/settings - nothing abnormal. No overclock either.

Any ideas? Or is it time to call Asus for repair of my 5970?


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Old September 29, 2011, 05:46 PM
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I believe that is a sign of VRAM corruption my friend. Tried Safe Mode? Tried on a fresh format? How is it while gaming? Are temps on the RAM ok?
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Old September 30, 2011, 01:33 AM
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Temps all seemed okay while gaming. Actually, i get no artifacts whilegaming - howevrr i can see those pixels on my other screens in the background going on my other screens while gaming on a single screen.

Have not tried a format. Also just realized its a sahhire not asus....RMA is going to be a nightmare. Ugh.
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Old September 30, 2011, 02:16 AM
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Long shot but have you seen if powering down you monitor and restarting it fixes it?

you can use gpuz to log and tell you the curr/avg/min/max temps of you vram if you did not know.
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Old September 30, 2011, 05:36 AM
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What are your temps though, your core could be cool enough but your vRam chips could be overheating causing this to happen. Are you running the default fan profile?
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Old September 30, 2011, 08:32 AM
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Try OCCT or Furmark's GPU test for an hour and see what happens:
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You can also try MemTestCL - I remember it worked with my 4870 so it should work with your newer card.
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Out of curiosity, does switching to the Windows 7 Basic or the "Classic" themes help?
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Old September 30, 2011, 08:23 PM
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looks to me vram or moniter issues
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