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GPU Failure ??? R9 M290X

yauchout

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i have a AW17 R1 (im assuming its a r1 build date of febuary 8 2014 has the 4 ram slots) with the R9 M290X and i suspect the GPU has failed but im not positive what would the symptoms be .. i was playing fallout new Vegas and the screen squared up and the computer froze couldnt even get the take manager up so i did a hard reset now any time i switch to the dedicated card or do anything graphic intensive even video the screen goes black and i have to restart the computer ... iv tried new drivers but no luck iv also tried re seating the card .. anyone have any other thoughts or should i just replace the card
 
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your card is dead or dying. it sounds like the die is going or it is just starting to unsolder from gpu board. the square pixelie thing is called artifacting. i think your only option is to replace card in all honesty.
 

yauchout

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that's what i expected but i always like second opinions... guess its the prefect time to upgrade
 
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