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  1. RMLJD

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    Oddly enough at 52 my refractory period is down 20%....:wacko:
     
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    So heres a weird one. Hopefully someone knows what this is....

    Since the motherboard swap if I leave the machine on but idling when i come back after a few hours i have graphical glitches...looks like the old Atari 2600 loading screens if that makes sense. No heat issues though....

    Happens on the amazon music prime music window and printer window...

    Also some times when I open a tab....

    Any thoughts? Beside the obvious F#$%k Dell...
     
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    Sounds like the dreaded space invaders:

    https://amp.reddit.com/r/pcmasterra..._seen_space_invader_artifacts_before_friends/

    Had these with my faulty m15 mobo, accompanied by frequent blue screens :( Book the muppets back in.
     
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    Yup that's it. here's a small sample. It gets much worse.

    Theres no hope then except the hell of Dell tech support again? Do I need to take pictures for them?
     

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    :( My best guess is that the RTX (or VRAM) is going, since this is supposed to be a common symptom. The theory would make particular sense if Dell replaced the DGFF card recently or some heavy overclocking was taking place.
     
  6. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    I would open up and check the thermal pads. What nvidia driver?
    Only the cores have temp sensors.
     
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    I think he reused the thermal pads..

    Its the latest. 451.67
     
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    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Doesn't mean they are worn out. Not proper fitted in place can be enough to give less heat transfer over to the heatsink. Or they are so compressed that they can't do the job properly.
    Uninstall and try latest Nvidia driver from Dell. Use DDU.

    In"Apps and Features" uninstall NVCPL (or use REVO under win10 APPS/UWP option) then go to "Programs & Features" and uninstall first PhysX then Graphics without rebooting.

    Next go into device manager uninstall nV HDAUDIO "incl. driver software. Finally, reboot in safe mode and run DDU and "Clean and Shutdown". Startup your machine and install new drivers.
     
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    Oddly enough I have not seen it in games....just when i leave it and come back in a hour or more.

    So...what size thermal pads do I need for this?
     
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