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I have never had any problem regarding artifacts in any other game/program including the original crysis and furmark. Why does crysis warhead give me such bad artefacting? When I look at the trees black blotches appear all over the screen as well as small black lines in the foliage. Here are my current OC settings:

OC is rock solid: I ran furmark for 30mins and I got NO artifacts.
    
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try running OCCT with Error checker, furmark doesnt stress the mem.
    
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hmm ok I'll try that and report back
EDIT: I think because I'm running the SLI patch it doesn't load the second gpu, temps where 28°C and 68°C lol. does msi kombuster test memory?
Edited by Giac - 12/9/10 at 9:49am
    
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SLI hack = wildcard as far as I'm concerned :/

I know you have a SSC EVGA model, but does the Twintech leave the factory at reference or increased clockspeeds? Perhaps that card is unstable. Try running Crysis at reference clocks on both cards perhaps.
    
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SLI hack = wildcard as far as I'm concerned :/

I know you have a SSC EVGA model, but does the Twintech leave the factory at reference or increased clockspeeds? Perhaps that card is unstable. Try running Crysis at reference clocks on both cards perhaps.
Well, I tried running Crysis Warhead at STOCK..like REAL stock (not 882 like the SSC). It STILL artifacts. I tried running the original Crysis and it runs absolutely flawlessly.
    
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Have you patched Warhead?
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Yes, warhead is patched. I found out that the only way to stop crysis from artifacting is setting the voltage to 1162mV and the core to 900, my twintech card is REALLY holding me back . My EVGA hits 1GHz at 1162mV
    
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Yes, warhead is patched. I found out that the only way to stop crysis from artifacting is setting the voltage to 1162mV and the core to 900, my twintech card is REALLY holding me back . My EVGA hits 1GHz at 1162mV
I figured that it might, that's why I inquired My EVGA model was able to fold at 1Ghz core A regular, non-factory overclocked version
    
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It seems like, even if you can run furmark without any artifacts for half an hour, you might get artifacts during game.

I think more or less, furmark is one way to stress test and to be absolutely sure, playing fairly graphic intensive game to confirm that stability is one of the best way to ensure that your OC is stable.
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I figured that it might, that's why I inquired My EVGA model was able to fold at 1Ghz core A regular, non-factory overclocked version
yeah . Really sucks, the twintech card is a piece of crap compared to my evga. I has a non reference cooler, which performs exactly the same as the stock one, but is harder to replace. Anyway thanks for all the help and advice guys . I guess I'll have to stick to 900Mhz :/
    
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