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Question Newly bought GPU showing artifacts.

agautam201

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So I recently bought a new Galax GTX 1660 6GB 1 Click OC GPU, it is totally new, no overclocking, the temperatures are totally stable, I used GPU-Z to check them and the temps are b/w 40-50 degree celcius. The booting is fine, Windows logo shows us totally fine but when the PC is booted up, the login screen show artifacts, the Desktop also does the same, it looks like the picture attached below. I have tried reinstalling drivers and all, fresh installation of drivers as well. Also the games are not loading. The GPU is definitely being detected by Geforce Experience software as well. What must be the issue? Is the GPU faulty?

Specs:

8 GB DDR4 RAM

i5-9400f

SATA 500 GB X 2

Galax GTX 1660 1 Click OC (old one was GTX 750 Ti which works fine)

450W Antec BP450P PSU

Artifact Picture:
 
I'm leaning on that it's the GPU because I had an RTX 2080 Ti do something very similar. It started similar to your picture but in very short order wound up being just a plain green screen. I RMAd the card and NVidia replaced it and that one has been running a bout a year and a half.

The green was the exact same color as that rectangle in your picture.
 

Mario Italia

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So I recently bought a new Galax GTX 1660 6GB 1 Click OC GPU, it is totally new, no overclocking, the temperatures are totally stable, I used GPU-Z to check them and the temps are b/w 40-50 degree celcius. The booting is fine, Windows logo shows us totally fine but when the PC is booted up, the login screen show artifacts, the Desktop also does the same, it looks like the picture attached below. I have tried reinstalling drivers and all, fresh installation of drivers as well. Also the games are not loading. The GPU is definitely being detected by Geforce Experience software as well. What must be the issue? Is the GPU faulty?

Specs:

8 GB DDR4 RAM

i5-9400f

SATA 500 GB X 2

Galax GTX 1660 1 Click OC (old one was GTX 750 Ti which works fine)

450W Antec BP450P PSU

Artifact Picture:
most artifacting issues are Graphics card based issues, most of the time, it'll never and can't be fixed, you may have to get a new graphics card.

Generally, re-installing the GPU drivers and lowering clock rates doesn't fix it, there is no other way.
 

agautam201

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Mar 20, 2018
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most artifacting issues are Graphics card based issues, most of the time, it'll never and can't be fixed, you may have to get a new graphics card.

Generally, re-installing the GPU drivers and lowering clock rates doesn't fix it, there is no other way.
What I also found bizarre was the fact that when I use utilities like DDU to completely remove the display drivers, the GPU doesn't shows any artifacts, but when I install fresh latest drivers by geforce itself, then it starts to show these artifacts. Though I've applied for a replacement but is that a possibility that drivers are creating the problem?
 

Mario Italia

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What I also found bizarre was the fact that when I use utilities like DDU to completely remove the display drivers, the GPU doesn't shows any artifacts, but when I install fresh latest drivers by geforce itself, then it starts to show these artifacts. Though I've applied for a replacement but is that a possibility that drivers are creating the problem?
You could try different drivers if you have got nothing to loose; and I remember my old 260 gtx only misnehaves when drivers installed; when I opened it the vram units are burnt out .
 

Mario Italia

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Jul 12, 2020
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What I also found bizarre was the fact that when I use utilities like DDU to completely remove the display drivers, the GPU doesn't shows any artifacts, but when I install fresh latest drivers by geforce itself, then it starts to show these artifacts. Though I've applied for a replacement but is that a possibility that drivers are creating the problem?
Try this. Follow the instructions exactly as outlined.

How to do a complete clean install of your graphics card drivers using the DDU

If it didn't work, then your gpu is probably fried.
 

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