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Hello, I saw something very strange while playing Crysis Warhead, there are green and red dots sometimes, very hard to identify but i saw them several times. Whithout overclock they are still there but shows very VERY rare. When I clock the card 800/1600/2000 and then the red and green dots are more often seen. I think that the problem could be my PSU. Cooler Master 650W but my Dual Core is clocked from 2.66 to 3.85 and when i clock the card maybe just the PSU isnt enough. Any suggestions? I tryed with other drivers still the same.

p.s The dots are seen in Crysis Warhead but in Metro 2033 and the last NFS shows only once in 15-20 minutes... the card is brand new! Thanks! My card isnt overheating it gets no more then 85 degrees!
Edited by iNfRaS0NiC - 12/26/10 at 10:25am
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Green & red dot flashes are artifacts, I generally see those when trying to overclock the memory too far. It does this with stock clocks also?
    
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Green & red dot flashes are artifacts, I generally see those when trying to overclock the memory too far. It does this with stock clocks also?

With stock clock the dots are there but shows once in every 5 minutes or so, with clocks they show mostly of the time but only in Crysis with other games i cannot see them, maybe they are still there but dont show so often. Maybe i must adjust my PCIE frequancy to 102?
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change the thermal paste or rma the card
those are the signs i got on stock clocks with a well vented case before the 470 died.
alternatively you could set your own fan speed controls in msi afterburner,this will help keep temps down.85 is still bloody hot!
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Originally Posted by iNfRaS0NiC;11781749 
With stock clock the dots are there but shows once in every 5 minutes or so, with clocks they show mostly of the time but only in Crysis with other games i cannot see them, maybe they are still there but dont show so often. Maybe i must adjust my PCIE frequancy to 102?

Sounds like a failing gpu to me. I'd rma.
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Adjusting the pcie frequency wouldn't make a difference, what is the stock voltage of the card, & does a little bit of voltage increase at stock clocks make the artifacts disappear?

Artifacting at stock clocks is not good, you may want to consider exchanging or RMAing that card...
    
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Originally Posted by FtW 420;11781809 
Adjusting the pcie frequency wouldn't make a difference, what is the stock voltage of the card, & does a little bit of voltage increase at stock clocks make the artifacts disappear?

Artifacting at stock clocks is not good, you may want to consider exchanging or RMAing that card...

I just played Metro 2033 everything on MAX with Physx and the dots are gone, but in Crysis the situation is different...
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Sounds like your card's greeting you for the holidays.
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Originally Posted by iNfRaS0NiC;11781524 
Hello, I saw something very strange while playing Crysis Warhead, there are green and red dots sometimes, very hard to identify but i saw them several times. Whithout overclock they are still there but shows very VERY rare. When I clock the card 800/1600/2000 and then the red and green dots are more often seen. I think that the problem could be my PSU. Cooler Master 650W but my Dual Core is clocked from 2.66 to 3.85 and when i clock the card maybe just the PSU isnt enough. Any suggestions? I tryed with other drivers still the same.

p.s The dots are seen in Crysis Warhead but in Metro 2033 and the last NFS shows only once in 15-20 minutes... the card is brand new! Thanks! My card isnt overheating it gets no more then 85 degrees!

It's Nvidia Drivers trying to Kill your old AMD Drivers While you play Crysis!!!
    
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Originally Posted by BKsMassive;11781954 
It's Nvidia Drivers trying to Kill your old AMD Drivers While you play Crysis!!!

I just used Driver Sweeper and there are 3 files found at ATI drivers i will remove then i see what happens!
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