had just bought this gpu (HIS IceQ X HD6870 1GB) from a forum member not long ago. off late it had started freezing, resetting my pc while gaming, mostly graphic intensive games like nfs - the run, cyrsis 1 & 2. it also started heating & going to 80C+
at first as i consulted some forum members but thought it might be due to some ingame bugs that it was freezing, resetting.
but just a couple of days back i had ordered a new ssd from primeabgb & a fan controller from a forum member. as both these arrived i opened case to install these & after spending a lot of time on the cable management when i powered the pc i got display in the form of some lines & thick horizontal bars. they appeared while booting in bios & also in windows.
am back to my onboard gpu
took pc to a friends place installed fresh os on ssd using onboard gpu, then after all drivers loaded & stuff i tried the hd6870 back on. but same result. pc seems to be working just fine with onboard. will check if its any other issue till then without hd6870.
but i am afraid its a bust gpu
plz help with ur valuable inputs/thoughts about this problem. and also help with address/details on how to send for warranty claim if neccesary.
(forgot to say, but luckily this gpu is not even a year old & is very much under warranty)
my system config:
processor: amd phenom II X4 955 BE
ram: corsair xms3 4gb ddr3 X2
smps: seasonic x-850
hdd: corsair force3 60gb
wd 1tb green
ups: apc 1100va