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Sup all

I got ATi tools yesterday and it seem like a helpful tool But just giot a couple newbish question about it.

#1 When I let the 3d imagine run I don’t want to see yellow **** pop up correct?

#2 if I do see yellow spots but only seldomly is that acceptable?

#sometimes it pops up with those yellow spots but ATI Does not show any errors?

Lastly what hell exactly is an artifact? i know its bad. But i dont know what causes them, or what they do is they a acceptable limit? or no? I know simple question i allready have an idea about but just what to see if what i think is correct.
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An artifact is any perceptable rendering error. They are a problem because they usually mean your video card is not stable, for whatever reason. If the card is not stable errors can eventually build to the point where there are crashes/lockups. Also, if the errors are caused by too much heat (for a give voltage), then artifacting is a sign that you may be damaging the card.

1. You do not want to see any yellow in ATi Tool. Those are artifacts.

2. Maybe for some, but not those who want to ensure stability and logevity.

3. ATiTool is not perfect at detecting errors. it will spot some that are too subtle for you to see, while totaly missing some obvious ones. Any errors are bad wether you see them or not, wether ATiTool detects them or not.
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