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    Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Bought my GTX970 SSC about a month ago off a friend who was leaving the country, so I don't have the invoice for it.
    Last night whilst playing BF4 I got a lot of red blocks on the screen.
    These blocks are now on almost everything except my desktop.
    I've tried:
    Rolling back driver,
    switching back to win 7 from win 10.
    switching to another display port
    switching to another PCI-E slot

    Flashing blocks everywhere.

    I've started an RMA with EVGA.
    Has anyone else had a similar experience.
    Any advice welcome.

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Probably broken, but you can try downclocking to see if that makes it more stable.

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Should be able to work on stock clocks, else its broken
    Probably due to long term overheating due to a design flaw in the cooling i read about EVGA 970s

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Card is still inside it's warranty. Recommend giving EVGA a ring to get it swapped out. They do an advanced RMA if you supply a Credit Card number where they will send out a replacement before you send yours back to them.

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Took a bit of hassle with EVGA trying to get a guest RMA. Got it all sorted with a very helpful rep in the end.
    Card on it's way back to Germany for replacement.

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by Revvvhead View Post
    Took a bit of hassle with EVGA trying to get a guest RMA. Got it all sorted with a very helpful rep in the end.
    Card on it's way back to Germany for replacement.

    I always find EVGA to be incredibly helpful on the support side of things. Hoping to pick myself up a 970 in next few months, and EVGA is preferred. Despite the fact that the MSI Gaming 4G and the ASUS Stix cards look nicer from the side panel.

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    Re: Is my EVGA GTX970 broken?

    Asus cards look good, but I found their GPU's to be fragile. I had 2 HD7970's one after the other and both were faulty. I love the Asus MoBo and monitors but wouldn't touch another one of their graphics cards.

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