Originally Posted by lapino
I'm sorry to tell you this, but my guess is you indeed have a faulty card. Especially the 'artifacts at boot' makes me think this is the case. Why? Because I have a X800PRO with the exact same problem and had to send it in for RMA (still waiting...)
Good luck getting a new one though!
The PSU is due on Thursday so I should know by then. The retailer where I bought my card has indeed sold out, so I probably do not have that much to lose as I would have to wait some time for them to get some more stock in.
If it is the GC then at least I'll have a nice new PSU. I really hope it works though.