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New HD7870 Displaying Black Artifacts

nlts

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May 12, 2011
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I just purchased a new HD7870 and installed it to find that black artifacts are appearing and flickering on various parts of my screen (mostly around icons and the edges of windows). Taking a screen shot doesn't capture the artifcats and I am able to test my monitors and they are working fine.

Does anyone know what causes this? Is there a fix? Do I need to RMA? Thanks!
 

mleunm

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check the forums for your card if there are many complaints similar to yours and since the card is new might as well rma the card before the warranty expires...if warranties still expire these days
 

nlts

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I booted into safe mode and removed all display drivers and related files. I then installed a non-beta driver (somehow I had installed a beta driver by default) and now everything seems to be running fine.

I will RMA if the artifacts return.
 

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