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HELP.
There is some pretty serious artifacts going on when playing Portal at stock settings on card, and recommended settings on Portal. Should I troubleshoot or not waste my time and RMA asap?

Does it happen in any other games? Probably the card itself that's bad, and not much you can do for it but start the RMA process right away.
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Originally Posted by PCModderMike View Post

Does it happen in any other games? Probably the card itself that's bad, and not much you can do for it but start the RMA process right away.

Portal was the first game I tried playing on it, and before hand I ran numerous tests like furmark, and GPUtest with no problems or artifacts. Almost right away in Portal, it looked like the security cameras in the start of the game were shooting out elongated black triangles over and over. it happened at every security camera. I then tried playing Metro 2033, which looked great, except had a lot of screen tearing. I researched this, and because the game has no v-sync built in, I downloaded Rivatuner which came with something called D3DOverride, which allows v-sync, which fixed my issues in that game. Later in just a regular windows environment, I noticed when moving around windows that there would be trailing and black spaces after I moved it where the window used to be for a short time.

I just got finished doing a fresh install of windows 7 and all drivers. Another thing I've been having issues with is GPU-Z. Everytime I launch I get an error about OpenCL. I've researched this and can't find a fix for it. This is getting annoying.

Any advice?
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post #23 of 78
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Portal was the first game I tried playing on it, and before hand I ran numerous tests like furmark, and GPUtest with no problems or artifacts. Almost right away in Portal, it looked like the security cameras in the start of the game were shooting out elongated black triangles over and over. it happened at every security camera. I then tried playing Metro 2033, which looked great, except had a lot of screen tearing. I researched this, and because the game has no v-sync built in, I downloaded Rivatuner which came with something called D3DOverride, which allows v-sync, which fixed my issues in that game. Later in just a regular windows environment, I noticed when moving around windows that there would be trailing and black spaces after I moved it where the window used to be for a short time.

I just got finished doing a fresh install of windows 7 and all drivers. Another thing I've been having issues with is GPU-Z. Everytime I launch I get an error about OpenCL. I've researched this and can't find a fix for it. This is getting annoying.

Any advice?

Dude that's sound like a damaged gpu. The extreme tests not always shows artifact problems although the gpu is damaged.

Try testing with a benchmark like 3DMark Vantage or 3DMark 11.
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I had a similar issue with my MSI 7950 recently, and it ended up dying after sometime. I it recieved back from a RMA I did around mid/late-March. I had the same GPU-Z problems you are having. I uninstalled all drivers using the AMD tool, however I could not reinstall OpenCL and related drivers, which I found extremely odd. So I let GPU-Z crash and everytime it asked me to reenable OpenCL I just kept selecting no. While I had it, I tried to OC, but it did not like anything I tried. No kind of voltage bump would make anything past stock stable. Not only that, but after a bit it started acting up in Crysis 3 giving me weird artifacts at stock. It finally died about 2-3 weeks ago, but I was in school and it was finals time so I didn't have time to RMA it until about a week ago. Hopefully this RMA isn't a weird one like that last one as well. tongue.gif

I could be wrong, but I highly doubt it since you describe similar symptoms as my 7950 had, it might die off sooner or later. You should most likely RMA. biggrin.gif
Edited by hiarc - 5/22/13 at 1:39pm
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post #25 of 78
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I completely played through Metro 2033, (about 13 hours total) in about 3 gaming sessions. Everytime my card was under a 1125/1475 "standard" overclock with fan speeds at about 70%. I can only recall one or two times where there was an artifact, but was very slight and only in a small portion of a map. For example, in one of the stations where you can buy a suit, there was a weird patch, almost like a window that appeared blurry when looking directly at the gear, but went away when looking up and seeing it in the corner of the screen.

I plan to test further to see if this is indeed a damaged gpu, because it almost seems fine now. What sort of tests can I run that are not CPU dependent? Because I only have the stock 3770k cooler until I get my water cooling supplies.
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post #26 of 78
You could run FurMark and that would stress the GPU alone.
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That or OCCT, OCCT has the added bonus of being able to check errors for you that way you don't have to stare at your screen for artifacts.
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I have run Furmark, and Unigine Heaven with no results in bad artifacting. The only thing that happened was driver crashes when trying 1200 core with stock voltage. When bumped to 1200mV, 1200Hz worked fine. What do you guys think? Should I test further under water?
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I'd also appreciate any input on my final cart for my watercooling build:

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