RTX 3060 ti produces random checkered black and white or grey checkered patterns in part of the screen.

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MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2X 8G OCV1 LHR GDDR6 1695 MHz Boost 14 Gbps 256-bit 3xDP1.4 HDMI PCIE4.0 (RTX 3060 Ti Ventus 2X 8G OCV1 LHR)
I have tried different monitors, and it made no difference.
The patterns disappear when I use my CPU graphics.
Card is 8 months old and is used 2 to 3 hours a day for gaming.
 
Hello,

I am having this issue too, but for me it started few months ago, maybe even one year ago.
This is what I am getting now almost everyday:

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I have a RTX 3060 Laptop GPU on a MSI Katana GF66, with an external monitor (I get this issue even when I don't use the external monitor).
I have the latest NVidia drivers.
I use the machine mainly for office work, occasionally for gaming. I must say that I get these artifacts more during office time, but it may be due to the fact that I spend most of the time like that.

Lately I am getting this issue while using Chrome/Firefox, Slack, and nothing else. Only text even, no video necessary. The triggering seems random.
GPU/CPU/machine temperatures are normal (HWMonitor to check them).

I will try the temporary solution I see in the posts above and update here.

In the meantime, I am thiking that the fact that I get artifacts on the mainlaptop screen and not on the external monitor, may mean that the issue is on the integrated GPU (Intel UHD Graphics), as the eternal monitor is running on the NVidia GPU.
What do you think?

Bests to you all
Your looks way worse than mine. Yours looks like typical VRAM issue - rainbow artifacts inside squares. I would definitely try to RMA your laptop.
 
Wow, thanks a lot for the feedback!

I was thinking about it.

I am testing the laptop in various situations, and without the external monitor I got already two Windows freezes (without artifacts).
I am almost at the end of my warranty (2 years), so I hope I can have RMA before it :(

The strange thing is that at the beginning of the year I had a problem to RAM and had to change it, luckily in warranty.
I am worrying there is something that is causing all this, since I am not using the machine intensively at all.
May it be a problem of Katana GF66 models? I hope not...

Thanks btw!
 
Hello,

I am having this issue too, but for me it started few months ago, maybe even one year ago.
This is what I am getting now almost everyday:

View attachment 181495

I have a RTX 3060 Laptop GPU on a MSI Katana GF66, with an external monitor (I get this issue even when I don't use the external monitor).
I have the latest NVidia drivers.
I use the machine mainly for office work, occasionally for gaming. I must say that I get these artifacts more during office time, but it may be due to the fact that I spend most of the time like that.

Lately I am getting this issue while using Chrome/Firefox, Slack, and nothing else. Only text even, no video necessary. The triggering seems random.
GPU/CPU/machine temperatures are normal (HWMonitor to check them).

I will try the temporary solution I see in the posts above and update here.

In the meantime, I am thiking that the fact that I get artifacts on the mainlaptop screen and not on the external monitor, may mean that the issue is on the integrated GPU (Intel UHD Graphics), as the eternal monitor is running on the NVidia GPU.
What do you think?

Bests to you all
Yep I would say broken needs to RMA
Looks like the iGPU is failing
 
I have the exact same issue, got the card sent back, 12GB ventus 3x OC2 , same black squares , switched off hardware acceleration, done windows reinstall , new cables, new everything, new system drive and still happens.

watch the bottom left corner of the facebook post in the video. I was recording many times till I finally managed to catch it.
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Did you find out what the problem was and fix it?, I have the same issue with the RTX3090 Gaming X Trio as shown here.
 

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Hi everyone,
I am writing here because I think (and hope) I found the cause of the issue on my side: it was the RAM.
The RAM has some kind of issue (MemTest came back with consistent errors when using the two RAM modules I have together - no error used singularly), and probably the errors were propagating to the VRAM, as Intel integrated GPU uses part of RAM to work.
I am now using new RAM modules and I didn't have a single freeze or crash in days.
This may not apply to everyone that is having my issue, but may apply to someone (hopefully).
Also, I will have to wait some more time to know for sure if RAM was the real problem, or to see if there is no other issue with my laptop (it's the second time this kind of RAM goes bad after only 1 year of mild work - Kingston Fury - I hope there's not more to it, as some issue in power supply or something similar).
Good luck everybody, and thanks for your help.
 
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