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i have had worse
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I remember these from my "Faulty" X1800GTO. At the time I had a 350W PSU and it gave these same Artifacts + BSODs. I got my Hiper 580W and have had no problems yet, and Enterprise now has this card, and it works perfectly

So I could be a PSU issue, can you test it in someone elses rig?
Well, my PSU has 36A on the +12v rail, 550W and good reviews for solid performance. It's not the best money can buy, but I'm pretty sure it's not "bad" enough to stave the X1950XT of juice...

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I missed the chance to call you an idiot? Oh well

YOUR AN IDIOT ANYWAY
LOL! Thanks for that .

Well, I've decided to send this card back for a refund. In the UK we have something called the "distance selling act" which allows customers who bought stuff online to send it back for a full refund within two weeks of purchase for any reason, or no reason, so that's what I'll do.

This is the last time I buy a card unless I know for sure that it has excellent driver support. I am seriously disappointed by ATi's efforts with support for this card. It's deeply undermined by confidence in the company as one I can trust to deliver a quality product. Sure, the X1950XT is a great card, but it's crippled by poor drivers and general lack of driver support. I won't be getting another.

I hope all you guys who are getting one of these cards have no problems with yours. I suppose I might of just got a faulty card, but I strongly suspect the drivers are, at least partly, to blame for the cards quirky behaviour.

With that in mind, I'm now going to be looking into getting another X1000 series card, or perhaps something equivalent from Nvidia. My budget is about £185.00 including tax and shipping, so about £150.00 excluding tax and shipping. If you have any suggestions, I like to hear them .

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Maybe a 7900GT or something -- Scan GPU Line.
    
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I think THIS is why i never have bought cutting edge cards... i would have saved some money and bought a X1900(??) that would work without BSODing
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It may be too late now, but did you check the voltages on all the PSU rails with a multimeter? I know some of those Aspire PSUs can be flaky, the first one I had turned out to have a bad 3.3V rail that was causing arifacts, RMAed it and got a replacement and it worked fine.
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such a shame dude! At stock too! I understand the whole driver thing though atm. 6.11s and 6.10s are not playing nice with my X1800XT and my once stable OC!
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