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I was just wondering, I've got a card that can crossfire but displays a few artifact's, what if i buy another card the same and use the artifact card in the second slot, will it display artifact's still? anyone ever tested something like this?
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If the artifacts are being caused by the card itself, and the slots are okay, then nothing will change. If there's no longer a warranty on the card that artifacts and it even artifacts in another slot/motherboard, then you can try baking it for a temporary fix until you can afford another.
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Does it artifact in games? Or just the stress test.

You could also try lowering it's clocks or increasing the voltage on it and see if that helps.
    
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post #4 of 8
Forgot to mention that. If the card that's artifacting is overclocked, set it to stock settings.
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the motherboard is fine, it's defo the card, all i want to know is if i bought another card the same and crossfired with this will i see artifact's? if i used the fully working card as slot 1? will all be good?
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post #6 of 8
As I said before, if the card is artifacting, and it's stock and it artifacts on other motherboards/PCI-e slots, then that's it. It's that card. If you buy another of the same card, and crossfire with the card that articfacts, it will still artifact.

Bottom line, if the card artifacts while it's at stock settings, it's the card itself.
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there are 3 capacitors on the card that have a bulge, would replacing these fix the artifacts?
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post #8 of 8
I'm not sure, it's possible. If you have warranty on the card I'd just replace it. If not, go for it.
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