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Artifacting in Vista

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Running:
Radon X1950 Pro 256MB GDDR3
On Windows Vista Ultimate x64.

It does it after running 3D games/apps usually.
Seems to go away after not running 3D for a bit.
Oddly enough, when I run DOOM 3, no artifacts show up in game whatsoever, but in EQII they are all over the place. I thought maybe heat? But, this did happen when I still had XP with temps topping at 51C underload, but only did it in EQ2 after some tweaking. Never on the XP UI obviously since it doesn't run 3D.
post #2 of 22
have you tried 3dmark05/06 or running an artifact scan in atitool?

maybe ur PSU can't supply the juice...

that 450W might be pushing it a bit.
post #3 of 22
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I keep wondering about the PSU, but it's just weird that DOOM 3 has no artifacts whatsoever. One weird thing from before, when EQII was doing it, was the fact that if I turned complex shaders off it stopped. Now, I hate to think that I might need to RMA this thing, but I think it also may be a driver issue with my MB. On asrock.com's support list for X1950Pro it only says the powercolor model and only on the 6.11 drivers, which I'm not even sure they made for VISTA, anyway, I tried those on XP and they did get rid of the artifacting, but hurt performance. I jumped back to 7.4 and they were magically gone. Very bizarre.
post #4 of 22
Doom 3 may not use some of the capabilities of the card that require the extra power or something along those lines, looks like it'd do you good to get a bigger and badder PSU whether taht's the problem or not...
post #5 of 22
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That's something to consider. Running ATI TOOL right now with no artifacts so far.
post #6 of 22
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That's something to consider. Running ATI TOOL right now with no artifacts so far.
interesting... after that if no artifacts, try jsut letting the 3d view run for a bit. OBTW are you running atitool in vista or XP? cuz i need some help getting the new beta working in vista :/
post #7 of 22
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It's in VISTA x64, but the kernal mode isn't going so no OC.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by GibbyGano View Post
It's in VISTA x64, but the kernal mode isn't going so no OC.
awwww, that sucks, that's my problem too...
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Heh, not so much for me since the X1950 Pro can't OC anyways.
On another note, I did some checking on those very inaccurate PSU calcs. Though they are usually off, they are usually undershooting the wattage you need. It just came back at me with a 425W PSU required. So I'm guessing that I am probably in need of a new PSU. That would make sense I suppose.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by GibbyGano View Post
Heh, not so much for me since the X1950 Pro can't OC anyways.
On another note, I did some checking on those very inaccurate PSU calcs. Though they are usually off, they are usually undershooting the wattage you need. It just came back at me with a 425W PSU required. So I'm guessing that I am probably in need of a new PSU. That would make sense I suppose.
o rly, ur 1950pro can't oc?

My fav PSU calc is extreme.outervision.com

but yea... u need a new PSU anyway...

*totally random* but i just realized i have 512 posts, w00t. common binary number, lol... sry, i'm getting tired... back on topic
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