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Old January 9, 2010, 03:42 AM
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Hi. First post here and I hope somebody can help me. I replaced my 9800 GTX with a 5770 which seemed to work great until my display started to go squirrely. Restarting the computer would set things okay for awhile but usually after a couple hours, the same thing would happen. Thinking there might be something wrong with the card, and getting a gift card for Memory Express, I returned it and upgraded to a XFX 5870, Well, the same damn thing is happening with this one as well so I'm a bit baffled as to what the problem could be.

I searched the internet a bit and found this website:

Diagnose video card problems by comparing with example corrupted screens

Mine sort of looks like the 4th screenshot down. They say it's probably a heat related issue but I'm pretty sure that's not the problem as this pops up even when I'm just browsing the internet or using wordpad. Any ideas what the issue could be?

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Old January 9, 2010, 06:36 AM
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I hope that you uninstalled the drivers properly.

1) Download and install Driver Sweeper or DriverCleaner
2) Download latest ATI drivers
3) Uninstall ALL Nvidia drivers, then reboot
4) Boot into Safe Mode and run the program(s) listed in step 1 and reboot
5) Boot into regular Windows and install latest ATI drivers

Hope this helps. I'm sure I got ninja'd by now.
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Old January 9, 2010, 07:31 AM
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I hope that you uninstalled the drivers properly.

1) Download and install Driver Sweeper or DriverCleaner
2) Download latest ATI drivers
3) Uninstall ALL Nvidia drivers, then reboot
4) Boot into Safe Mode and run the program(s) listed in step 1 and reboot
5) Boot into regular Windows and install latest ATI drivers

Hope this helps. I'm sure I got ninja'd by now.

Sorry. Forgot to mention that I removed the Nvidia display driver with Revo Unistaller. Is this not adequate enough? I also downloaded the latest ATI driver. Should I start over again using Driver Sweeper?Thanks!

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Old January 9, 2010, 08:09 AM
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I don't have any experience with that Revo program, but Driver Sweeper and DriverCleaner are both good and are always recommended for removing video drivers.
So I would suggest trying bojangles' process and see what happens.
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Old January 9, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I don't have any experience with that Revo program, but Driver Sweeper and DriverCleaner are both good and are always recommended for removing video drivers.
So I would suggest trying bojangles' process and see what happens.

Looked like that might be the fix as my display seemed okay for nearly 3 hours then it started acting up again. Anybody else have any ideas?

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Old January 9, 2010, 02:19 PM
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Also look and see if there are new nvidia chipset drivers for the 780i available.
I don't know what operating system you are using, but if you have old chipset drivers, that could be an issue as well.
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Old January 10, 2010, 07:26 AM
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I installed the latest chipset for 780i & XP, ver 15.45 but again, that didn't seem to solve the problem. I'm planning on upgrading my MB and CPU in the next couple months so I'll probably go back to the 9800 GTX until then. Unless somebody else has any ideas.

Rob
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Old February 13, 2010, 05:53 AM
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I decided to keep using my 5870 as the screen corruption problems are more of a hassle then anything. I noticed this thread which I'm sure is the same problem I'm having:

ATI 5xxx series issues and driver updates

I got a hold of XFX support and here's what they replied with:

Download the GPU Clock Tool from
techPowerUp! :: Download AMD GPU Clock Tool v0.9.26.0 For HD 5870.
Set the 2D clocks to 300/900. See if this resolves the issue. This utility only affects the clocks on the card until you restart so it is good to test with without making any permanent changes.

I have this program installed now but I'm at a loss to figure out how to adjust the 2D clocks. As you can see, it's listed in options in the link below but I can't figure out how to access it.

AMD Radeon HD 5870 Video Card Overclocking - AMD GPU Clock Tool For HD 5870 - Legit Reviews

I tried a search for some kind of help guide but no luck. Anybody here use this program before? Thanks!

Rob
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