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So here is the deal. I was overclocking my gpu (gtx 570 non-ref) and accidentally left it pretty high and forgot about it without testing for artifacts. I got distracted while doing it and turned off my computer. I had it auto set the settings everytime I turn on the comp and the next time I turned it on I fired up Crysis 2 and played for awhile with the untested overclock for awhile.

Anyway, I have a crapload of stuff going on. Bright green skies, messed up textures, and invisible guns. so I opened up an Rma with my card thinking that was the problem. Then I went to Frys and bought a new EVGA gtx 570 reference. Popped it in, did a driver sweep, and boom, fires up Crysis. The SAME thing happened! It looks horrible. Then I exited Crysis 2 and fires up ATI Tools, ran it, and got a whooooole bunch of errors on this brand new card.

So i thought it might be my new M4 that I bought, so I loaded windows on an old 500gb seagate with a new install and it still happens. Crysis is all messed up and ati tools gives errors galore. So is it my motherboard? I really don't want to tear my whole computer apart to replace it. Any other ideas? Funny enough, modern warfare runs flawlessly, but I think it is because it is a less-demanding game. Thoughts?
    
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Have your tired another game?
Its not very common for GPUs to show green screen, Bad Textures, invisible guns. If the GPU does not work it just doesn't work at all. Or it shows artifacts. I think something wrong should be with your drivers/game or any mods youd might have installed to the game. As I said, try playing another game and tell us what happens.
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Have your tired another game?
Its not very common for GPUs to show green screen, Bad Textures, invisible guns. If the GPU does not work it just doesn't work at all. Or it shows artifacts. I think something wrong should be with your drivers/game or any mods youd might have installed to the game. As I said, try playing another game and tell us what happens.
As stated in the OP MW2 runs fine. I think the key points here are:

-ATI Tools shows errors on a brand new card
-This only started happening after I left my overclock on
-Halfway through Crysis 2
    
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I would think that if you left the GPU OC on high(depends o high) it would be your GPU that you ruined and not your motherboard.

Have you tried removing all drivers and reinstalling fresh ones?
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If crysis is in steam, do a file check to see if the files were corrupted or missing.
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If crysis is in steam, do a file check to see if the files were corrupted or missing.
ahh yes this, go to:

- steam libray
- right click crysis
- go to properties
- under local files click verify integrity of game cache..
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I was more meaning that run another demanding game.. CoD its a not demanding game at all. Try maybe a bench. Unige heaven bench or seomthing like that.
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Checking file integrity is not an option for me since I purchased the game through EA Download Manager Also I have run Heaven 2.1 and it seems fine. I will try playing Metro 2033. That should be demanding enough. I'll report back in a little bit with some results.

I just think It is weird that ATI Tools shows errors when the cards get warmed up. When the cards are cool, nothing happens. When they are hot though, I get lots of errors
    
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Well, metro 2033 runs great. So does heaven 2.1 and mw2. Only Crysis 2 and ati tools show errors. I don't know what to think of this.
    
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Yeah right now Metro is the most demanding game out there, especially if you have it maxed with full physx.
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