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Old March 27, 2015, 09:22 PM
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The system Im using is an amd fx6300 processer, an asrock 970 extreme3 R2.0 MOBO, two sticks of 4GB Samsung ram, a visiontek r9 280x gpu and a rosewill arc 750 psu. Since I powered on the system initially I had these weird bands of horizontal white lines, it's not the display, I have plugged a laptop into the monitor using the same hdmi cable and there were no lines to be seen, I'm not sure what the problem is. I don't have the luxury or just switching components to find the problem though cause I have no spare parts nor the cash to buy them. Please help!
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Old March 27, 2015, 09:30 PM
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Old March 30, 2015, 06:15 PM
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Old March 30, 2015, 07:42 PM
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What are your GPU temps? I suspect overheating/bad ram? iirc bad ram will give you a snow effect. It has been a while since I have had GPU issues so someone else may be able to spot the problem. Have you been messing around with drivers? Any remnants of old nVidia drivers in the registry?
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Old March 31, 2015, 12:51 PM
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Its a new build so there aren't any drivers at all on it initially, I have tried to install the amd display drivers, but my screen goes black and i can hear the fans spinning up, I have left it for up to 2 hours and there is no change. I'm not sure what the gpu temps are. How would i know if i have bad ram? I can see the ram in the BIOS it says the proper speed and capacity and everything.
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Old March 31, 2015, 02:06 PM
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Like I said, I don't think that's vram (I could be wrong) vram issues usually turn up as white dots (my experience) It may be the GPU. If you know the monitor/cable is good I'd be tempted just to RMA the card. Not much else you can do without another card to test with. Sorry I couldn't be of any more help.

Edit: Did you try to re-seat the card?

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Yes, I have tried that multiple times. Is it possible to get the card repaired, I have contacted the seller and they are offering to let me keep the card and give me a partial refund.
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If Visiontek cards are anything like HIS cards I wouldn't be surprised if the cooling on the card isn't even making proper contact with the GPU die or some other heat source on the card.

Return it for a full refund if possible and get a better brand. RMA if not. Hopefully the seller wasn't dinking around with the card... I'd be asking for all my money back though.

I wouldn't be surprised if the previous owner was cryptocoining with it.
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