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Does anyone else need to disable this via a third party program? I've had to for the last two pc's I've built or I get very strange artifacting at stock system speed and overclocked. If I turn it off in ATI Tray, no artifacts. I find it wierd both the x1600 Pro 512 AGP and x1950 GT of mine both do the same thing, both in the 754 rig and the 755 rig.
     
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It must be something else, because geometry instancing does nothing in terms of performance and/or stability. Never had a problem with it myself.
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I thought maybe a driver issue or something. Also, it doesn't do it in every game. And I have a pretty good idea of what geometry instancing does, and agree comletely with the fact that it should not "technically" cause artifacting, but it does for some unknown reason. And on two complety different computers. I thought PSU as well before I figured out turning off geometry instancing off worked. Don't ask me how I figured it out, completly by accident I'm sure. Anyway, I'll try to get some screens...
     
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Turn it off then. Use ATITool or ATI Tray Tools (weird that the CCC doesn't let you turn it off anymore ).
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yeah, I know to leave it off obviously, just thought is was strange is all and was wondering if anyone else had stumbled upon this strangeness.
     
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It adds about 2-4 FPS (at least on my X1900XT), mostly gets used in grassy/bushy areas of games.
     
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Maybe its good to know what it is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geometry_instancing

In my opinion its very unlikely that geometry instancing is causing artifacts on your card. But if it helps turning it off, turn it off.
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