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Will try out SP tonight
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Just tried Fallout NV, and yes, i'm getting artifacts in that. And i get them in SP as well

Good news is that i found this!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo
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Don't buy another 4850. It's 2011. It's a good card, but it's a little late to be buying one new.

Get a 5770 used.
    
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Originally Posted by Spritanium View Post
Don't buy another 4850. It's 2011. It's a good card, but it's a little late to be buying one new.

Get a 5770 used.
I was thinking the same thing. For $20 more i can get myself a 5770, this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131330. A little better too
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Yea, im getting artifacts in SP as well. And now, i'm starting to get them in my other games as well.. Darn it

Oh well. I will use this baby till the wheels fall off. I will see if i can scoop up a used 5770 somewhere.
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Well, i've had this powercolor 4850 for over a couple of years now. And now i think it's going back.. what can i say when it rains it pours (my lappy recently died on me too).

Anyways, it came factory overclocked at 665/950 speed. Now, when i run the OC tool ATI catalyst, it fails it everytime and i get artifacts playing neverwinter nights 2.

So, i overran the defaults and down clocked it to it's factory setting of 500/750. And it still fails and i still get artifacts when playing Nwn2. I tested Crysis Warhead and Fallout 3 and no problems.. But it get artifacts playing only nwn2.

My question to those in the know is is my card going bad? Oh yes, it stays cool, around 75C when gaming.
First of all the stock a 4850 is 625/925 so that is much lower than stock, second, if it crashes even at that low of clocks then yes most likely you card is going bad. I would upgrade to either a GTX 460 or a 6850 depeneding on you Brand preference, both cards are about the same with some games the 6850 blowing away the 460 and in some the 460 beating the 6850 it depends. Just save up some money get one of those or better and you wont be disappointed.
Edited by Kevlo - 2/21/11 at 10:06pm
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Totally hypocritical, but upgrade. 500Mhz core is lower then my 8400, 625 is the starting point. 4850's are no slouch, but I'm sure you can get a used/open-box/new 6850/460.
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I'm wondering if the thermal paste has gone bad on your GPU's heatsink/cooler. Does it improve any when driving the fans up to full speed?
     
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I had a 4870 from them that went bad after a year and warranty it and it was still fd up so i just bought a new one. I dont think there ATI cards are that good of quality. It would artifact all over the place even on the desktop.
 
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Update guys a small one. I slapped in my 7900GS (ouch ).

When i get my hands on some artic5, i'm going to try and bake it along with the vid card for my laptop.

ezveedub. Nah, the thermal paste is good. The card gets to around 75C under heavy loads.
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