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Mac Pro 12-core and Radeon 5870 - Display goes all static at random times

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Steve Dorsey Level 4 Level 4 (1,170 points)
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Sep 2, 2010 3:07 PM

My new 12-core Mac is FAST! I love it.

Sometimes - at random times - the display goes to static. It looks a lot like old TV static did on UHF and VHF channels (remember those?). The picture just goes bad and does not get better unless I restart.

I don't know if it's a software or hardware issue. I'm using the Radeon 5870 attached to a 30" display. No other monitors or screens are attached.

Any ideas here?


12-core Mac Pro 2.93 GHz, 24GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD 5870, 12TB Storage, 30" Screen, Mac OS X (10.6.4), External Blu-Ray burner, Canon 5D MkII
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