XFX Radeon HD 6850 Major Issues

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Spec B, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Spec B

    Spec B New Member

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    I need your help urgently to get my XFX Radeon HD 6850 Video Card to work properly with the Intel DP55KG Motherboard. ( I live in Jamaica and do not have the luxury of returning the hardware parts back to Tigerdirect readily.)

    The pc will boot & my Monitor screen will remain blank (Sleep Mode).

    Eventually when I got the monitor to display ( repeated process of unplugging power from monitor & pc then powering up ), i'm seeing weird lines during the
    POST process.

    When it enters the OS with the latest drivers for the XFX Radeon HD 6850 video Card I get the BSoD.

    When I reinsert my older XFX GF 9800T 512 DDR3 videocard the pc works perfectly with no issues.


    Specs of pc:

    Intel DP55KG Motherboard (Latest Bios ver - KGIBX10J.86A.5936.2001.0630.2250)
    Intel i5 CPU 650 3.20GHz
    2x 4096KB DDR3 1333MHz Kingston Tech
    Monitor HP w2207
    XFX Radeon HD6850 ( flased with BIOS update XFX.HD6850.1024.101107)
    Segate Sata 500GB HD
    2 LG Sata DVD-RW Drives
    PSU Ultra X4 1050W ATX
    OS Win7 64Bit
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  2. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    w2hat cable are you using to connect your vid to monitor
     
  3. Spec B

    Spec B New Member

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    Thanks for responding to my post


    The DVI cable doesn't allow the monitor to come up when using the XFX Radeon HD 6850.

    DVI cable works well with the XFX GF 9800T 512 DDR3

    So i'm using a vga cable with the VGA to DVI adapter.
     
  4. Alpha

    Alpha Master Guru

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    Had the problems before flashing? Since your card seems to be ****ed up anyway you can try a different XFX Bios.
    I also know of some people who backed their faulty cards @110°C in the oven and fixed it this way. You could google for the procedure if the card can't be returned you just can't get it to work.
     

  5. wlw_wl

    wlw_wl Master Guru

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    Why don't you bake your f*ing brain?

    This will destroy or literally explode any capacitor (any non-solid) on the card, so even if the card will seem to work for some time due to solder balls being refreshed, it will have tragically limited lifespan if any at all.

    110 degrees is way too low to actually touch the lead-free solder, you have to go waaay higher, which is even stupider, as typically, capacitors are rated at 105 degrees and you need much more than 200 to actually do anything.

    Reheating is done with hot air station selectively on BGA chips, not with a f*ing oven!
     
  6. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Check youtube for MANY videos of people successfully managing it in the oven

    Ok they may not last long, but it does not kill them instantly and if the card is dead to begin with, where is the loss ?
     
  7. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    wow...gurus please stop flaming
    wlw_wl is right just maybe he did not choosed the right way to tell what is all about ,but all in all he is right

    @Extraordinary yes,there are a TON of Youtube *bga reflow miracles* with how many TONS of video cards ended belly up after a nasty reflow..for sure nobody cared to upload the video,right?
    since when youtube counts as exact science?
    reflow is a very complex tehnique,it may seem very simple ,but when you do it with your hands with simple tools,i can tell you that situation changes...dramatically
    i tell you this because i killed countless vga cards trying to master the reflow process,still is so many details to care off,so many things that could go wrong
    i have an Aoyue968 rework station and i tried my best to do it right,soon i realized that without proper tools you are dabbling with probabilities of fixing something.like Youtube videos...

    to the Op try to flash the card with default BIOS ,see if the problem persists
    if yes an RMA is needed
     
  8. Alpha

    Alpha Master Guru

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    I think the best for the forum is to put you in a freaking oven.
    If the TO has no possibility to return or fix it in an other way, why not try it, ****ing mudhead?
    OMG REALLY? His card IS ****ed up ALREADY.
    There are enough people who fixed it this way. Klick, Klick
    ^this




     
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  9. Spec B

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    The problem also existed before the BIOS flash update.
     
  10. Alpha

    Alpha Master Guru

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    The last thing you can do to make sure it's a faulty card, is to test in a different system but i don't think you will see a different result.
     

  11. nikitash

    nikitash Banned

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    Make sure the fan is working and not making any weird noise.
    Also try using Single link DVI cable.
    If the problem is same make sure your PSU giving enough power to that gpu. as 9800 gt required less power it wil run fine.
    Remove dust etc. from HD 6850 try to dry up the gpu capacitors mainly near voltage regulator chip with hair dryer or blower.
    And make sure pci slots pins contact are clean and HD 6850 gold plated pins not faded or burned.
     
  12. Spec B

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    I will try using that single link DVI cable

    I bought the Ultra X4 600watt PSU at first then the Ultra X4 1050W which are both high end.

    All the hardware components haven't been used before and are dust free.

    Really appreciate your input.
     
  13. Spec B

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    That will be my next move.


    Thanks
     
  14. rgabriel15

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    1- Catalyst 11.6 are known for bsod. if ur using it, try another driver like 11.5.
    2- Restore the original bios of ur hd6850.
    3- If u bought the 6850 and not formatted the S.O. can be some incompatibility issue. Format ur HD.

    If all else fails, probably the VGA is bad and u need to RMA.
     
  15. Alpha

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    1- Drivers don't cause artifacts like that especially before booting.
    2- I Don't think it will solve the problem since
    3- see 1
    Have you even read a single post?
     

  16. killerxr290

    killerxr290 Banned

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    That to me looks like a ram issue on the card.

    Just dismantle the card, so take of the fan and heat sink etc everything you can take off, take it off.

    Then heat your oven up to 200 - 220c and then put the card in for 10 mins.

    Let it cool down to room temp again once you take it out, put it back together and test the card.
     
  17. AZZiDO

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    Anything near the computer that could be causing interference?

    Also son't be too quick to carry out actions based on advice received in a forum like putting your card in the oven and baking it lol :p
     
  18. Spec B

    Spec B New Member

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    Completed testing on another system & the issue was still manifested.

    I'm so disappointed as I wanted the box to help me prepared for my MCTIP.

    I will opt to get this card instead

    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready.

    Guys I really do appreciate the responses and interest shown. Have a wonderful day.
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  19. Spec B

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    I tested this card named below in my system & it worked wonderfully.

    XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI,
     
  20. Spec B

    Spec B New Member

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    Purchased the XFX HD-695A-CDDC Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI & all is well!
     

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