Solved: Artifacts problem

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Tshirtwisdom

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Hello all,
I left my computer on last night and when I woke up there were artifacts on the screen. I immediately turned off my computer, as I know this usually means an overheated GPU. After letting it rest for several hours, I turned it back on and still received the artifacts. I tried "underclocking" the card, and that still did no good. My motherboard has internal graphics, so I figured that I'd just use the internal graphics until I buy a new card. However, I'm still getting the artifacts with the graphics card removed and only using internal graphics. I know it is not any type of monitor burn-in, as there are no artifacts when using it with anything else.

Can anyone think of what's going on? I don't mind buying a new graphics card if it's required, however, I don't want to end up buying one and the problem be in something else.

System Specs:
ATI Radeon 4870 HD
AMD Phenom II X4 920
ASUS M3A76-CM
8BG DDR2 OCZ
Windows 7 Ultimate

Also, the artifacts are shown on the boot screen/BIOS as well as within Windows and the Login Screen.
 
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have you ran "dxdiag" (without quotes) yet?

have you o/c'd the bios ?
may be worth a try at bios to safe settings (not optimum).

also have you any other tools (software) for checking hardware, temps etc.
 
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smells like one of the RAM chips on your video card is not resetting properly. Most likely you need new video card
 
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