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ATI Radeon HD 4870 weird flickering problem (video to showcase)

By harrisdurrani
Jul 19, 2011
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  1. Hey guys its a bit hard for me to explain the problem that I have with my ATI radeon HD 4870 card but I made a small video for you guys to check it out.

    Any Ideas on what I can do to get this fixed or is my card on the verge of dying?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4_haPMVIo

    Thankyou any help would be appreciated
    Cheers
     
  2. SINEKT

    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Video card is broken. Something gave up around the video memory or the memory itself.
     
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,086

    Try and RMA it if you could, otherwise consider to invest into a new video card :)
     
  4. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    So i thought that my videocard is probably busted and i went ahead and bought a Brand New Sealed HD 6850 and now although the problem is gone from the desktop it does happen when i play some games at high settings 0o...
     
  5. harrisdurrani

    harrisdurrani TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 257

    actually its back flickering on the desktop again
     
  6. SINEKT

    SINEKT TS Rookie Posts: 31

    Oops...:D Then it's definitely the motherboard. Also check the video slot on the board, it might be damaged, or the case preventing a good seating of the video card on the slot, wires or fans getting in the way etc.. I would try the on-board video card too, if you have one, just to see if it does the same.

    It's a bit weird, I have never seen a motherboard give such symptoms. Usually when you see bars like that it's the video card, but I guess you never stop learning new things along the way :blush:
     
  7. Coodu

    Coodu TS Enthusiast Posts: 179

    I must admit I haven't seen such behaviour and a faulty PCI-E slot doesn't come along very often. Bad luck mate! New motherboard shouldn't set you back too much if you just need the one PCI-E slot, etc.
     


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