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p3t3rson September 3, 2010 04:30 PM

Yellow squares when gaming
 
So I just started using steam with my newly purchased HD5970. While playing Battlefield Bad Company for the first time, after about an hour I start getting yellow squares on the screen then a few minutes later the game exits back to the steam menu. I have tried turning all my overclocks to stock and updated my driver and it still does it. Bad video card?

enaberif September 3, 2010 04:47 PM

run furmark and stress it.

_dangtx_ September 3, 2010 05:11 PM

unless memory fails me yet again, dots/characters/weird stuff=core, squares/lines=ram

could be drivers,overheating. give it a go with the above recommendation and see. before that load up everest and check.

gingerbee September 3, 2010 05:39 PM

drivers, overheating core, overheating memory ( on card ) can cause effects like your talking about. furmark :thumb:

p3t3rson September 3, 2010 06:26 PM

I'll try stressing it tomorrow. The card is liquid cooled with an EK block. Its it the same loop as my cpu and north/south bridges going thorough a 120.3 rad. So if its overheating maybe my pump (just a small Danger Den) is not strong enough?

_dangtx_ September 3, 2010 06:29 PM

what temps do you register? look for leaks, but that would've been kaboom already :)

Zero82z September 3, 2010 06:48 PM

Did you ever try running the card with its stock heatsink? You may have installed the waterblock improperly.

p3t3rson September 3, 2010 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zero82z (Post 424413)
Did you ever try running the card with its stock heatsink? You may have installed the waterblock improperly.

I bought the card from Lowfat with the block so I am sure he installed it correctly.

martin_metal_88 September 3, 2010 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by p3t3rson (Post 424414)
I bought the card from Lowfat with the block so I am sure he installed it correctly.

Yup pretty sure it's well installed. Try a clean driver install with a driver cleaner then run furemark. You can also scan for artifact with ATI tools.

_dangtx_ September 3, 2010 07:23 PM

or load up a live cd and run 3dgears, although its not very heavy so it might not show. that usually helps with the hardware vs software.


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