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  1.    #21

    It's probably dead. Is it still under warranty?
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  2.    #22

    Yeah, i have a 3 year warranty. I sent it out for RMA 2 days ago. If all goes well I'll have one that works in a week or two. Im just hoping the bad card was the reason for my black screen when installing amd display drivers.
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  3.    #23

    Well, there's a place near me that has TONS of pc hardware, so i picked up one of these for $5.
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    Not a bad deal i think.

    Anyway, i installed it and I'm still getting artefacts on screen..
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    Is this gpu bad as well or some other issue?
    Tried some drivers unsuccessfully but I'm going to try some others when i get home.
    Just updated bios to 2.40 for ryzen microcode update.
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  4.    #24

    Have you checked cable, are you using any adapters ?
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  5.    #25

    CountMike said: View Post
    Have you checked cable, are you using any adapters ?
    No adapters. With the rx580 i was using hdmi, had same problem with different hdmi cables and monitors.
    With this ati sapphire x1650 im using a dvi-d cable. It was brand new in package, traded a couple old1gb sticks of laptop ram for it.

    Would i be correct to assume it's not a driver issue because artifacts are displaying in bios?

    Im really perplexed by this. Did i just send back a perfectly good strix rx580? Or is this card bad too?
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    - check the mobo connector on the gfx card for dust and dirt - make sure it's properly seated
    - I guess you've done this already..

    - in answer to your earlier post, yes..
    - two of these in crossfire mode
    - runs really well
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  7.    #27

    Well, good news. Pulled out my old Dell and put that x1650 in it. Had artifacts on screen.
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    Traded the x1650 for a different card and its working fine.
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    Guess the rx580 was just bad.
    Hopefully i don't have to wait more than a week for the new one to get here.
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  8.    #28

    Following the thread, I was starting to suspect the monitor. But it looks like you had lightning strike twice on the GPU, with two bad cards to deal with. My sympathies, and good troubleshooting work!
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  9.    #29

    Thanks Ed! I did have some bad luck huh?
    Once the new card gets here and is working (hopefully) il mark this thread as solved.
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  10.    #30

    Forgot to update this post. New gpu works great. Thanks everyone.Click image for larger version. 

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