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So i am running my 7970 at stock speeds, I'd like to overclock it but it refuses the overclocking bios, and stock is just fine and dandy anyway(Better be for a 700 dollar gpu damnit >_>) Anyway I have been playing this older game known as UFO afterlight, from 2007, Doesn't like eyefinity so i run it at 1080P, Game doesn't appear to have a Vysnc lock so it sits there at 500 fps, no matter what i do, But every now and then i get this random shape that appears on the screen for half a milisecond or so, it's usualy white or blue, OF random sizes and shapes, Typicly a triangle but sometimes it has 4 sides from what i can see.






Cards liquid cooled sitting at 30% usage and 29C (i have really low ambients) Can this hurt my card?
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So i am running my 7970 at stock speeds, I'd like to overclock it but it refuses the overclocking bios, and stock is just fine and dandy anyway(Better be for a 700 dollar gpu damnit >_>) Anyway I have been playing this older game known as UFO afterlight, from 2007, Doesn't like eyefinity so i run it at 1080P, Game doesn't appear to have a Vysnc lock so it sits there at 500 fps, no matter what i do, But every now and then i get this random shape that appears on the screen for half a milisecond or so, it's usualy white or blue, OF random sizes and shapes, Typicly a triangle but sometimes it has 4 sides from what i can see.
Cards liquid cooled sitting at 30% usage and 29C (i have really low ambients) Can this hurt my card?

No it can't hurt your card. Just please make sure your running at stock voltage, core and memory frequency and newer cards do not work well with modding their BIOS. That was best done with the ATi 4890 and so on.

Do you get issues such as this in other games?
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^^You don't want the card running like that, makes the chokes go crazy and can induce early onset of coil whine.

Limit the frames with Afterburner.

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1) enable OSD
2) Create a keyboard shortcut to OSD
3) Restart afterburner
4) Running OSD will put an app called "riva tuner" in your system tray, its the afterburner icon but has a purple 60 on it
5) Open riva tuner, go in options (click on the wrench) , enable frame rate limiter at 60
6) combine fps limiter with in game vsync
7) No microstutter
8) CCC 12 will have this feature built in apparently
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I use D3DOverrider to force vsync and tripple buffer when needed.
Also, i've had early onset of whining on a modern game after 1 hour, with vsync on with pretty much all AMD cards i've had. If it's going to happen, it will. I doubt a game with easy graphics like that will cause harm, but best to sync it.
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Nope just this game ><, Does not appear to do it in other games though i havn't been playing others that much.



Edit: Yeah the entire card is at stock even stock voltage, or it atleast appears to be, I know it refused to flash to the OC bios, So even if i do try to oc it, i can't get past 1050 without crashing.
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Nope just this game ><, Does not appear to do it in other games though i havn't been playing others that much.
Edit: Yeah the entire card is at stock even stock voltage, or it atleast appears to be, I know it refused to flash to the OC bios, So even if i do try to oc it, i can't get past 1050 without crashing.

Well, your card is fine. It is just the game being a bugger.
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