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Possible Faulty XFX 5850?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by ironmysox, 20 Oct 2009.

  1. ironmysox

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2009

    Posts: 280

    Location: Gloucester

    Well, I got my XFX 5850 today, so out came my 4890 Vapour X, complete format with Vista 64 retail, and in goes my new 5850 . .

    Picture straight away, fantastic i think.

    Vista finished installing so installed the latest video drivers, reboot . . .

    Artifacts everywhere. Occasional frozen cursor, no desktop, then the fan would speed up terribly, more artifacts, then nothing. Reboot into safe mode, picture straight away. Now I have tried 2 monitors, both new 24" Samsungs and the same thing.

    I have tried the GFX drivers from XFX and Ati and the same thing. I have tried it on a fresh install of XP 32 bit and Vista 64 and RC Windows 7 and everything is great until I reboot after installing drivers. Now my MB Bios is up to date, I have a 1000w Coolermaster PSU etc etc, I know my bits and bots and everything else is fine. Stuck my 4890 back in, everything is just dandy. Even tried a friends GTX 295 and everything is fine. Every attempt with the 5850 is on a fresh install so no chance of driver leftovers.

    I just can't believe my XFX 5850 is a dud :-(

    Do you agree though it sounds that way?
     
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2009
  2. Mrjobby

    Hitman

    Joined: 25 Jun 2008

    Posts: 634

    sounds like it is dead dude.
     
  3. ironmysox

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2009

    Posts: 280

    Location: Gloucester

    I think so to. A friend just popped round with his rig, we tried it in there, exactly the same results.

    oh lordy :-(
     
  4. Fatboy

    Don

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,791

    Location: OcUK HQ

    Does sound like a faulty card m8 unfortunately.

    E-mail me your order number and I will raise you an RMA and try and help you out with an speedy RMA replacement. phil.meredith@overclockers.co.uk.
     
  5. ironmysox

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2009

    Posts: 280

    Location: Gloucester

    Thanks Fatboy
     
    Last edited: 20 Oct 2009
  6. ironmysox

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2009

    Posts: 280

    Location: Gloucester

    Email sent :)
     
  7. gurusan

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Sep 2006

    Posts: 13,489

    Location: Portland, OR

    :( bummer. It happens though.
     
  8. ironmysox

    Gangster

    Joined: 18 May 2009

    Posts: 280

    Location: Gloucester

    Yeh, but I believe i'm in good hands :)
     
  9. gareth170

    Capodecina

    Joined: 24 Jan 2007

    Posts: 14,083

    Location: .

    same thing happens to me with my sapphire 5850 since i had it. , sometimes when rebooting in to windows and sometimes when i install the drivers..

    in gaming it runs perfectly

    maybe its just the drivers

    so i guess ill wait and see what happens .
     
    Last edited: 21 Oct 2009
  10. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,604

    Location: In a house

    jesus not another one, these 5's are dropping like ******* fly's, im gona hold off buying, was going to order one on Thrusday, but they all either turning up DOA, or dying after a bit, so **** that :eek:
     
  11. Jabbs

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Feb 2004

    Posts: 7,720

    Location: Rugeley

    So 1 card dying is dropping like fly's lol this is the first card i seen on these forums that's arrived dead, i am yet to see anyone say there card has died also.