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Periodically, my MSI GTX 460 will flash full-screen artifacts for a split second. This usually happens when gaming, but has happened at the desktop. These artifacts don't stay long enough for me to get a good look, but they basically look like a regular image of the current frame but light and corrupted. These can be isolated events, or can happen in chains with several seconds apart. There are no other adverse affects, just cosmetic. I've noticed that this issue usually happens when the weather is humid, but the card doesn't overheat. Could that be the issue, or is it just a coincidence?
    
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Is your card OC'd? Have you tried bumping your voltages a notch or two?
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It could even be your power supply if you've OC'd your GPU and GPU too much, so that's another potential factor to bare in mind. However...

Bets on not giving the card enough voltage though, as you should get 0 artifacts on stable OCs. Bump it up a bit on MSI afterburner or on whatever utility you're running, and just double check you're also running the latest drivers.
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What's the temp of your card when you get the artifacts?
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Is the card overclocked? If so try to return it to stock and see.
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I've reverted the OC on the card to stock and the issue still happens. I didn't notice a change in frequency between OCed and not OCed.

The temperature is typically around 65C when the artifacting happens, definitely not enough to be overheating. I should also mention that the artifacting usually happens in games with large and complex maps, like L4D2. If I run a stress tester like OCCT, there aren't any problems.
    
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Problem solved: the HDMI cable was defective.
EDIT: Spoke too soon, the problem is back.
Edited by oops_ur_dead - 7/19/11 at 1:51pm
    
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Leave it at stock speed and bump your voltage a little.
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Get a lighter, then light it up over the GPU for a couple of seconds, go around over the GPU in a number 8 movement. Just about the same as putting it into the Oven I supposed
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Originally Posted by Atomfix View Post
Get a lighter, then light it up over the GPU for a couple of seconds, go around over the GPU in a number 8 movement. Just about the same as putting it into the Oven I supposed
What would this achieve??

Anyway, interesting development. Turns out it isn't the card after all. I swapped it for my old HD4850 and the exact same thing started happening. What COULD it be, then?
    
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