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Ok, so the card I currently have... fx5500 is crap...

Soooooo, I though it would be a good idea to o/c it (since its such a crappy card).. well I did.. it ran fine. Now just today I started getting artifacts and while playing BF2 my whole system locked up.

I rebooted, when and put the clock/ram speed down by 20mhz and started up BF2 again, 10 minutes later, locks up AGAIN.

I reboot, I slecet "no overclocking" and restart. I go into BF2, BOOM i get artifacts and it STILL locks up.

I dont really care about this card, since I'm getting a 6800GT monday or tuesday, but I still wanna play BF2 for the time being.
Why is this being so gay and locking up even when NOT overclocked?
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You might have damaged it when you overclocked it.
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Originally Posted by sctheluna
You might have damaged it when you overclocked it.
Good.
It seems to run windows fine (so I'll donate it to my dad), but as soon as i load up a game, it dies.
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It could be a bad card. That's usually what artifacts mean. On the other hand, overclocking may have damaged it. Or it's just a plain stability issue. Just erase the cmos by taking out the little button cell battery on ur mobo for a few minutes. That'll reset it and undo all overclocking. Restart the comp and see how it goes. If this is the problem, you should be able to play bf2. If it runs without locking up, you can probably manage to overclock your graphics card again. Just try overclocking it about 5 or 10 mhz at a time until you're satisfied with the gameplay or you have lockup issues again. If it locks up, reset the cmos again and clock it to the highest stable setting.
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Originally Posted by angry mobo
It could be a bad card. That's usually what artifacts mean. On the other hand, overclocking may have damaged it. Or it's just a plain stability issue. Just erase the cmos by taking out the little button cell battery on ur mobo for a few minutes. That'll reset it and undo all overclocking. Restart the comp and see how it goes. If this is the problem, you should be able to play bf2. If it runs without locking up, you can probably manage to overclock your graphics card again. Just try overclocking it about 5 or 10 mhz at a time until you're satisfied with the gameplay or you have lockup issues again. If it locks up, reset the cmos again and clock it to the highest stable setting.
Well, see it was running fine for 2 weeks on the speeds I had it. I've had this card for 2 years now, it hasent crapped out on me yet. It worked fine for the last 2 years. Oh well, I'm not too worried, I just wish I could play some BF2 now
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O i c. Does it only happen with bf2? One of the files could be corrupt.
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try it with another game
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