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Hey All.

I have a powercolor X1950 Pro.

Since January, 2007, I ran whatever the (then) contemporary version of ATI Tray Tool was.

I had the card clocked dead stable at 648/803, which, compared to most, is a HUGE overclock on the 1950 PRO.

So I decided to screw around wiht some different programs this week.

I tried ATI Tool despite it stating that it didn't support the 1950 PRO (dumb, I know). It froze my computer. I rebooted and uninstalled it.

So then I reinstalled the NEW version of ATI Tray Tool (stupidly) deleting my setup file for the older version.

I set the same clocks (648/803), but this time I got crazy artifacts and the computer froze. Close. Restart. Uninstall. Reinstall. Same Problem.

Dammit!

SO then I tried Rivatuner on the same clocks. Same problem.

SO then, I went back to the new version of ATI Tray Tool. I decided to drop the clocks down to 630/762.

STILL ARTIFACTS.

Dropped it down to 620/750.

STILL ARTIFACTS.

I just want my damn card to perform like it used to.

What did I do wrong?

Btw, it performs flawlessly at stock clocks.
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post #2 of 22
What kind of artifacts? where theres like really tiny lines across the screen? or what?
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Also have you updated any drivers or anything like that?
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What kind of artifacts? where theres like really tiny lines across the screen? or what?
Yes, there are groups of like 10 - 20 horizontal blinking dotted lines that jump all over the screen.
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Also have you updated any drivers or anything like that?
Not since any of this started.
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post #6 of 22
And when you get those weird artifacts that's when it freezes right?
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post #7 of 22
I had the same problem for a while there on my 7800GS, theres a pretty good chance that you don't have enough amperage supplied to the core and memory, so it's possible that your psu is dying, or you may have installed new hardware.
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post #8 of 22
As for me, I volt modded my core and memory. Another issue may be that the clock that you were setting before on the older version, wasn't actually being applied.
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post #9 of 22
I would say go download ATITOOL .27 b1 from www.guru3d.com, or maybe theres a beta 2 out now, either way, download the latest one. Set your card to defaults using it. Once it's at default click find max core. Once it has found the max core, remember that, and then set it to defaults again, find the max memory speed, and then combine the core and memory to see if they work together well without artifacts.
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post #10 of 22
If they don't work well then lower them both together until you stop getting artifacts, if you can't get the same speeds you used before, then sorry, but that's all I can think to do.
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