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I have an evga 8800gts 320mb which is artifacting in Company of Heroes...or at least that's what I think it is. After playing for a little while, certain areas of the map will look like there is a vertical wall of color. It stays in that same position on the map even when I scroll away and scroll back to that area. I'm not sure how to take a screenshot in game but if I figure it out, I'll post it.

The video card is not OC'ed. nTune shows the GPU temp at 72c as soon as I drop out of the game. I only have nTune installed to see temperature information.

I haven't seen this happen in any other game and it seems to have started pretty recently. Hmmm....maybe around the time I installed nTune?

The in game graphics settings are pretty high - I tried reducing the texture detail from "ultra" to "high" and it still appeared since that was a setting that the game warned me about when I set it to "ultra".

I'm using Forceware 158.22 and am on XP. I've read that there are beta drivers available, but I usually don't like being a guinea pig.

Anyone have any tips? Should I uninstall nTune and do without seeing GPU temps?
     
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Try uninstalling Ntune and see if there is a difference.
I tend to stay away from Ntune as it seems to do more harm than good.

If its still there you could do a quick driverclean and then reinstall the 158.22s
Only takes 5mins or less.

Company of Heroes was artifacting for me when I didnt have the game set to my correct screen resolution so double check yours is correct.

Lastly you may need to turn down the game settings as your 320mb GTS may be working too hard.
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Thanks for the tip! I've noticed people around here aren't too fond of nTune. Like I said, I only installed it to see my GPU temps.

I'll see if I can find a driver cleaner and reinstall my drivers.
     
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Thanks for the tip! I've noticed people around here aren't too fond of nTune. Like I said, I only installed it to see my GPU temps.

I'll see if I can find a driver cleaner and reinstall my drivers.
http://www.download3k.com/System-Uti...fessional.html - Driver cleaner pro.
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Hey thanks!!! Rep+ to you both!
     
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