Originally Posted by alcal
Is the card OC'd? Are any other components OC'd? Which versions of the drivers have you tried? How thorough have your driver uninstall/reinstall processes been? There are lots of things that can affect "general stability."
Also, what applications are you getting artifacting in?
Edit: it seems like you DO oc your card, so in that case, do you get the same symptoms when running at stock settings?
Edit2: You have an XFX 7970 BE which has the DD cooler on it. Those are known for poor VRM cooling, so check your VRM temps if you are somehow getting temperature throttled because your OC surpasses the thermal boundaries of the card.
Nothing is OC'd any more. The CPU isn't overclocked and while the card was OC'd it was stable. I've tried the latest Beta version of the drivers as well as the latest known stable ones. How thorough? Well, I've followed the guide on this forum, as well as used driver sweeper and I've also deleted any remnants from the registry; so fairly thorough.
Whenever I use the card as an adapter, there is artifacting on the desktop, whilst watching YouTube videos; anything that even mildly concerns the graphics card.
Yeah, I do get the same symptoms on stock. My VRM temps seem to be fine, the place the card was tested at said the card itself wasn't the problem and that it ran perfectly.
Here's the thing though, one time I had to manually install the card drivers in device manager, as in; download the driver files from the AMD website and then go into device manager, select the Display Driver (7970) and manually find the driver files and set the card to use those. Could it be anything to do with this?