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Sapphire Radeon 6870, faulty?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by moveablefeast, Nov 12, 2011.

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  1. moveablefeast

    moveablefeast Thread Starter

    Nov 12, 2011

    I've just bought a Sapphire Radeon 6870 1GB from aria.co.uk.
    There are black and white - what I can only describe as 'mosaic' squares - appearing in Photoshop and games, but also other graphical glitches in any software or application (including Catalyst) that has images.

    Running on Windows 7 64bit, I've tried both the current driver, 11.10 and also 10.8. I've tried the card on another hard disk running XP and have the same problem.

    If you could please take a look at the images and advise. It seems like a hardware issue to me...
    Even the 'Select Installation Operation' image on the Catalyst install window is broken.



    PSU: OCZ StealthXStream 700W
    CPU: Phenom X4 9950
    MOBO: ASUS M3A78-T
    MEMORY: 4GB Corsair DDR2 1066mhz

    Thanks very much.
  2. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

    Aug 15, 2007
    Yes,those type of artifacts usually indicate a bad video card.
    Might want to see if you can get an RMA from the place you
    bought it and return the card for a replacement or refund.
    If not them,then I am sure sapphire would have some sort of warranty.
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