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Sapphire 7970, Artifacts at stock values

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Hi
I got a Sapphire today and after several tests with Valley and Furmark I tought it was all ok 'cause I reached 1100/1500 at stock volts without problems. After a while I tried BF3 but crashed a couple of times and I lowered at 1050/1400: no problem with BF3, played for hours, but I got artifacts in Bulletstorm. So I returned to stock values 925/1375 and with horror I found out that there were still artifacts. I tought that might be some problem with Bullestorm alone but I tried Natural Selection 2, Chivalry and L4D2 and I got artifacts in NS2 and Chivalry too.
What could be the problem? Do I have to RMA the card?
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Artifacting at stock clocks and voltage is a valid reason to RMA the card. You could try bumping up the voltage to fix the problem but to be honest I'd just return it, no one likes having a card that isn't 100% working.
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what i dont get this?
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Ok I reinstalled the drivers and now I don't get artifacts in none of the game above also at 1050/1400. Could have been only a problem of corrupted drivers? Maybe when they crashed with BF3...
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Originally Posted by KalashNK View Post

Ok I reinstalled the drivers and now I don't get artifacts in none of the game above also at 1050/1400. Could have been only a problem of corrupted drivers? Maybe when they crashed with BF3...
yep i had that issue re install windows and drivers and it worked
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I was having a similar issue where I was getting artifacts in SimCity 5. The problem did not occur in other games. I installed 13.3 Beta Drivers and now I have no artifacts with a decent OC.
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Yes, it happened again a couple of times during OC tests. Simply the drivers crash and the popup windows says that they are been restarted without problems. Actually you have to power cycle because they work like crap after that.
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