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in atitool i get no artifacts (yellow dots..) and i see no visual artifacts in games or 3d apps or anywhere, but when im at these high speeds i sometimes get my screen go black and back on after a short while (0.5-3sec) and then windows says display driver nvblablabla was recovered or something.. but how can this happen if i dont get artifacts in any 3d thing anyways, and i see no artifacts on the desktop whatsoever..
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Minor artifacting is usually totaly imperceptable, doesn't mean it's not there, or that it isn't an instability.

You can also have instability without artifacting. In your case it seems as though the drivers are detecting a serious error before it's displayed and forcing a restart of the driver.

Anyway, by the time artifacts are visble on the desktop, you are quite deep into unstable territory.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
Minor artifacting is usually totaly imperceptable, doesn't mean it's not there, or that it isn't an instability.

You can also have instability without artifacting.

Anyway, by the time artifacts are visble on the desktop, you are quite deep into unstable territory.
i tought so.. thanks for confirming
but still.. funny.. on stock voltages i can have like 100 yellow dots in atitool but still 'stable' (no blackscreens or desktop visible artifacts) for far over 10 mins.. but i quess its normal
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You can still have instability with no artifacts. How long are you scanning with ATI Tool? I would do at least 30-40 minutes. It is important that the card get up to operating temps and runs there for a bit.
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You can still have instability with no artifacts. How long are you scanning with ATI Tool? I would do at least 30-40 minutes. It is important that the card get up to operating temps and runs there for a bit.
when i overclock i keep it on all the time, and when i think im stable i wait 30 mins..
and before starting overclocking i set my last stable overclock and open rthdribl and let it run 10 min so i get to the operating temps..
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