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So I recently added the zalman vf700 to my evga 6800gs. My temps are great now but I am having a weird problem. I had it clocked at 426/1.06 and it ran fine playing games for hours for like a week. Then I got artifacts.... Lowered it to 420 and it was ok for a couple of hours... lowered it to 410... same. lowered it to 400 same... I am down to 360/1.00 and I still get artifacts every once in a while. Is it just me or is something wrong? I mean its almost back to stock and barely gets hot and is still throwing artifacts.
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Bump anyone... I think the card might be bad.
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Sounds like the card is bad. Call the vendor and let them replace it.
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Make sure you card is setting all the way into the socket. Sometimes you really have to put some pressure to get the cards in all the way.

When is the last time you updated your drivers? If your card is fully seated, and you have not updated your drivers for a while, then try that and see if it resolves your issues.
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