5770 One-Time Artifact During Boot - Still OK?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Tucom, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. Tucom macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2006
    As signified by my other thread - I just got a GTX 680 and upon some trouble shooting I was doing, I swapped the 5770 back in for a bit, and during the boot of 10.10.4 Yosemite, there was just a VERY brief bit of an artifact when the bar was loading before the desktop, and then it was fine - during heavy gaming no artifacts showed up at all.

    I also then restarted the Mac with the 5770 installed, and no artifacts at all.

    I imagine it was just the GPU drivers initializing or something, as this was the first and last time it ever did this. But I thought I'd ask here to triple check so I don't sell someone a faulty card.

  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    It's likely to be nothing. I've had cards (both PC/Mac) do things like that for years. Sometimes it happens, other times not. I'm not really sure of the cause, but never was there a hardware failure. I wouldn't worry about it.

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