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Subject: Red dots on the screen
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FATAL1TY Apr 20, 2017 09:06 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hi everyone,my gtx 570 is acting funny lately. I was just web browsing when suddenly the mouse pointer froze and like maybe 8 red dots appeared around the cursor.The computer reset by itself but then it went on one of those boot loops like the windows 10 load screen would show up and then it would shut down to loop again. There were no bsod so I can't really post the error code.

It was looping several times so I decided to force it off via power button. It then turned on by itself and showed a bunch of options like reset this pc and other stuff. Reinstalling the whole operating system is my last resort since its boring and I have no time to redo all the custom settings.

So I went with rebooting into safe mode with networking and guess what it works!! My guess is that the gpu driver is the problem so I wiped it with ddu and reboot. The computer finally loaded to desktop obviously in low res mode and went ahead to download a newer driver. During the install process the screen somewhat hanged for a minute with 3 rows of fuzzy pixle lines near the bottom of the monitor. After that the screen went back to normal as it installs the other stuff like gpu audio. This is when the whole screen was covered with red dots. It flickered around as I drag the install window around the screen.

Is this a driver problem, the gpu or something else? I installed a hd 5770 from the guest computer and everything works fine as it should and eliminated a possible monitor problem. I installed the gtx 570 on the guest computer, it got stuck and went dark after the loading screen. This is with the old amd driver removed and nvidia installed after putting in the card.

TL:DR Is this gpu dying? I bought it new back in 2011 so its more than 6 years old. I mostly browse the web and game from time to time. I let the computer idle 8-12 hours a day so could that kill the gpu? I did bought a new gtx 970 for $360 but later returned when the 3.5gb story came out.

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jakeElwood Apr 20, 2017 09:49 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Looks like standard g-card artifacting yes.

Usually see this when OC too much, time to go back some speed.

Also monitors can do this, usually when trying to OC the monitor.

Can be drivers but seems like you are finding out its not drivers or the monitor.

So, under clock the GPU and see what happens. Could be the memory or the core.

GPU, mobo, especially PSU can last forever or die quite early. Very hard to say how long these things should last with such a large swing in min/max lifespans.


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FATAL1TY Apr 21, 2017 12:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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The card has a factory of, is it even possible to OC a monitor? I put back the GTX 570 without the driver and it worked great for an hour then it went dark. It finally lost signal as in the monitor went in idle mode, backlight turns on when I unhook it from the card. I don't think I can under clock a card if it can't even load the desktop?

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NArkshaRK Apr 21, 2017 12:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Try another video card known to work in your computer. Then try your video card in another computer. That should make it clear what works and what doesn't.

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Dr. Steve Brule Apr 21, 2017 01:21 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Did you sneeze while having a bleeding nose?

Looks very fitting to your name.

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Babaghan Apr 21, 2017 01:24 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Looks like there's a glitch in the matrix

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FATAL1TY Apr 21, 2017 01:42 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I think the card is fubared. Computer works great in safe mode with networking that's for sure! I just have to live with rebooting twice to get to it and use it with low res with no sound. I'll just buy a new one and cl this or something. What's a good replacement? I was thinking to stay in the same tier but $500 for a 1070 is a no no.

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Spork™ Apr 21, 2017 01:49 PM Reply | Bookmark
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depending on the rest of the system. If CPU/ram is weaker side getting a higher GPU will just slow down.

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Greg * NCIX.com Apr 21, 2017 02:09 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (FATAL1TY @ Apr 21 2017, 01:42 PM)

What's a good replacement? I was thinking to stay in the same tier but $500 for a 1070 is a no no.

A 1060 will provide a good speed boost from the 570 and keep your budget under $400.

http://www.hwcompare.com/31251/geforce-gtx-1060-vs-geforce-gtx-570/

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FATAL1TY Apr 21, 2017 05:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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My computer is from 2011. It has a 2500K 4.2ghz, 16gb ram and 750w psu. I was deciding between the 1060 and rx480 last year but I don't know if my parts can handle it. I do see the new rx580 but I'm just waiting for more reviews if it has any early problems.

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jakeElwood Apr 21, 2017 05:04 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (FATAL1TY @ Apr 21 2017, 01:42 PM)

I'll just buy a new one and cl this
Quote: (FATAL1TY @ Apr 21 2017, 01:42 PM)

I think the card is fubared


If you sell that to me you will not be in a very nice place a day later.

If its broken you throw it out, you dont sell it to someone.

Thread is saved to mark you in case this pops up somewhere.



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FATAL1TY Apr 21, 2017 05:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Lol I'm not that serious about selling it. Even if I do I would tell them somethings wrong with it. Maybe the buyer could fix it via oven trick. The 570 is not worth much these days.

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KS-SK Apr 21, 2017 05:18 PM Reply | Bookmark
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gtx1060 6gb is a good choice. RX480 is good, 1060 edges ahead. RX580 also uses much more power over 1060 for little gains.
2500k with 1060 works great together.

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Greg * NCIX.com Apr 21, 2017 05:19 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (FATAL1TY d Apr 21 2017, 05:03 PM)

My computer is from 2011. It has a 2500K 4.2ghz, 16gb ram and 750w psu. I was deciding between the 1060 and rx480 last year but I don't know if my parts can handle it.

A 2500k will handle it well enough.

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FATAL1TY Apr 21, 2017 05:24 PM Reply | Bookmark
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What the performance difference between the 3gb and 6gb 1060? What about the rumors about the faster 1060? My monitor is 1080p.

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Spork™ Apr 21, 2017 05:46 PM Reply | Bookmark
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3gb is about 10% slower than 6GB.
You lose out on going higher textures and details. Even at 1080p 3gb has issues.

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FATAL1TY Apr 27, 2017 04:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Ok I finally pulled some codes in the memory dump using bsod view. There are lots of stuff listed but these are highlighted in pink so it must be important:

hal.dll
ntoskml.exe
rt640x64.sys
storahci.sys

I think its referring to a faulty hardware or driver. Also the 2nd dvi plug doesn't work and I don't have the cable for the "mini" hdmi plug so I can't test that. i have the "mini" hdmi adapter but I can't plug it in since its hitting the case unless I tech bench this thing. If theres no other hope for this thing, I'll just pickup a 1060 or equivalent.

edit

More codes popped up:

dxgkrnl.sys
ntoskrnl.exe
nvlddmkm.sys

Computer restarts during driver installation.

This message was modified by the poster at 04 27, 2017 04:51 PM

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