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Hi Guys

I have a Gigabyte Radeon 6950 2GB, with shaders unlocked on stock Bios. I have two profiles in AB, one with stock clocks, and the other with 6970 clocks. I am using the 11.4 catalyst release.

The 6970 profile is OCCT stable, with 0 errors when I left it running for an hour, on 1920x1080, shader complexity 8. I checked my temps, and with my custom fan profile, I hit a max of 70 degrees C.

I launched GTA 4 a couple of days ago (Patched to version 7) and when it started raining, I started getting green dots in the sky. I loaded my stock clock profile and it still persisted.

I then switched back to the factory Bios with 1408 shaders, and the artifacts still appeared.

I don't have these problems in any other game, or benchmarks Is my card corrupted?
    
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hmm maybe something happend to the memory while unlocking?

as memory differs from the 6970 and 6950 model.
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Sounds like the card has gone bad. Time to RMA!
    
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Did you restart after the artifacts started? Once it starts artifacting, you won't fix it without a restart.

If not, then restart your machine, with default clocks loaded, and try again.

Could be a driver issue.
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Originally Posted by runeazn View Post
hmm maybe something happend to the memory while unlocking?

as memory differs from the 6970 and 6950 model.
this^.. there is different ram on the 6970 and changing the ram timings on the 6950 will affect it
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Might be a driver issue or the game itself . GTAIV is the worst coded game ever !! I remember that with my dual core everytime it rained in gtaiv , i started seing green and red dots (yes , with my 480 , never overclocked , etc ) I reinstalled the game and it was gone .
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Hi Guys

I have not touched the RAM timings on my card. I did a shader unlock on my default BIOS, and then flashed it back. I have not flashed a 6970 BIOS to my card.

Every other game is fine and ATI Tool and OCCT haven't found any errors, when I ran them and selected the "Check for Errors" option.

I also used my default BIOS and the error still persisted, even after restarts.

If my card was faulty, surely it would have thrown up errors in some other game or benchmarks right?

my card runs fine in Crysis, Crysis 2, Metro, Mafia 2, Stalker etc..
    
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Hi Guys

I have not touched the RAM timings on my card. I did a shader unlock on my default BIOS, and then flashed it back. I have not flashed a 6970 BIOS to my card.

Every other game is fine and ATI Tool and OCCT haven't found any errors, when I ran them and selected the "Check for Errors" option.

I also used my default BIOS and the error still persisted, even after restarts.

If my card was faulty, surely it would have thrown up errors in some other game or benchmarks right?

my card runs fine in Crysis, Crysis 2, Metro, Mafia 2, Stalker etc..
Then its just a driver issue involving GTA IV only then most likely.
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post #9 of 13
update the driver and PATCH the GTA 4. seriously that game is buggy as hell
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I have the same issue though I havent tried reinstalling it(it takes some time to download from steam), doesnt matter what drivers or clocks I use I have green stars when it rains(although performance is not bad). Gona try reinstalling and ill post back.
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