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Yo, just done some overclocking with my new card and ati tool said it was stable at 680/850 and i scanned for artifacts for about 10 minutes with no errors or deltas. But as soon as i played bf2 it was artifacting like mad. Could reinstalling drivers fix this or is ati tool just not stressing the card enough.
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Yo, just done some overclocking with my new card and ati tool said it was stable at 680/850 and i scanned for artifacts for about 10 minutes with no errors or deltas. But as soon as i played bf2 it was artifacting like mad. Could reinstalling drivers fix this or is ati tool just not stressing the card enough.

Drivers, first guess.
What kind of artifacts?
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well it started off where the shadows from my helicopter blades were like wi black splodges rather than shadows and then actual artifacts started showing on screen, dots about 5mm in diameter in the sky.
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BF2 is incredibly sensitive to both CPU and GPU overclocks, it'll let you know if they aren't 100% stable. Another tool I like to use for artifact scanning is RTHDRIBL. Half an hour of that on high resolutions will bring many "stable" cards to their artifacting knees.
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well it started off where the shadows from my helicopter blades were like wi black splodges rather than shadows and then actual artifacts started showing on screen, dots about 5mm in diameter in the sky.
Chipp is correct.
The shadows are a driver issue, I had the same problem with a certain driver.
Which driver are you using?
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BF2 is incredibly sensitive to both CPU and GPU overclocks, it'll let you know if they aren't 100% stable. Another tool I like to use for artifact scanning is RTHDRIBL. Half an hour of that on high resolutions will bring many "stable" cards to their artifacting knees.
The number of times I've had a BSOD playing BF2 or 2142...everything is fine. Back down on the OC slightly.
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Ok cheers chip ill try that app.

Im using the latest xp drivers from nvidias site. Just going to try the new xp betas when their downloaded and if that dont work then i gues it must just be an unstable overclock.


Edit: OK, reinstalled latest beta drivers and stil getting the same problem with shadows.

Could it be anything to do with the bf2 lag guide i followed on OCN. There was a few things which the guide told me to do. One being that i should make a new bf2.bat file and change the bf2.exe to something else.
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ok fixed it now, it was because of the bf2 tweak i used, ive just put everything back to how it was.

Any ideas how to get my 8600gt fan to run any faster because when i change the fan speed in rivatuner from 25% to 100% it makes no difference.
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try setting the fan speed with ntune..
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i was going to but i heard bad things about ntune. Isnt there a way to make it work with rivatuner?
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