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I've recently started seeing artifacts in the games that I've been playing (DDO and WoW both show a lot). I was playing around a little bit with overclocking, but I think that my cards (7900GTX@690/1760 factory OC) are both reset to normal, and my GPUs are idle at 49c

Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by SideTraKd
I've recently started seeing artifacts in the games that I've been playing (DDO and WoW both show a lot). I was playing around a little bit with overclocking, but I think that my cards (7900GTX@690/1760 factory OC) are both reset to normal, and my GPUs are idle at 49c

Any suggestions?
It doesn't matter what the idle temp is...its all about the load temp during heavy stressed 3d applications and games. Make sure they don't exceed 80-90max.
post #3 of 12
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I started playing again and started seeing artifacts, so I tried to tab out to see my GPU temps, and my pc froze. I can't imagine that I was pushing two 7900GTX 512MB that hard with just a few frames of WoW...
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So you're saying...artifacts at stock? Sounds like they're getting a little toasty. Is the inside of your case getting airflow to the cards?
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Yeah, those do put out some heat, is your case clean? Did you jostle anything out of place when you installed them?
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My case is immaculate... I just built this pc. Everything in it is brand new, and the temps should all be within normal range. Nothing should be very stressed. I'm not very sure why this is happening
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Turns out that I have a bad card...

RMA TIME!!! Maybe I can SLi next week, or the week after... or the week after :cry:
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post #8 of 12
never a good thing to have a faulty part. are both faulty or is it just one??

send it back and get sent a replacement
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post #9 of 12
theres a a mod for the 7800gt and gtx that fixes this i had them at stock to. what u need to do is take take a copy of your gfx bios. use a bios editor like Nibotor. look at what the dynamic clock rate is . if its 30-40 drop it to 0 and then save. reflash your graphics card . run a bnchmark program like 3d mark 05 and se if that works:
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post #10 of 12
A Faulty part always is such an upsetting thing especailly with a G-card like that one.
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