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I got a similar error in warhead. Only seemed to be with specific trees though, like the swampy ones.
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those are artifacts. I had the same artifacts in crysis after playing for an hour or more with my oc'd 4850.

try downclocking your cards and see if you get those artifacts.

you have to remember that oc stressing with gpu's is not cut and dry like cpu stressing where a handful of programs (like prime95) will show you instability.

I've been stable in furmark and other games, but show artifacts in the more obscure games.

that's why people say to stress test your gpu with your games you play most often.

btw, i know you're not oc'ing, but downclock anyway below stock speeds.
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downclocking the card does make them go away in crysis and warhead. I did have to cancel my RMA with Sapphire today because i didnt have the funds. until I can get the funds Im going to run the card for awhile under stock speeds where it doesnt show any artifacts.
Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 3/2/11 at 12:30pm
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really fast if the card is artifacting does that mean I should downclock the core more or the memory core. Im assuming both?
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post #25 of 31
i'd say you messed it up when you were unlocking the card and overclocking it
no matter that it's now not unlocked and is at stock, you messed up with unlocking and ocing and now it's done
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I dont think i messed up at all with the unlocking it was simple & straight forward. I used a modded 6950 bios on techpowerup which doesnt do anything but unlock the Shaders & the Max OC I ever hit on this card was 840/1300 I didnt even touch the voltage at all. Oh well I dont care anymore im going to RMA it & sell it & go over to the green team again.
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post #27 of 31
What drivers are you running? And have you tried previous ones?

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The card is not flashed at all its all stock.
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I dont think i messed up at all with the unlocking it was simple & straight forward. I used a modded 6950 bios on techpowerup which doesnt do anything but unlock the Shaders
???

So which is it, are you running stock, or on a modded "unlocked" BIOS?
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What drivers are you running? And have you tried previous ones?





???

So which is it, are you running stock, or on a modded "unlocked" BIOS?
i presume he flashed it back to stock

i would have said what everybody else said that there is something wrong
but then i remembered that i saw him posting a thread about unlocking and ocing that card and went and checked out to see that he has done that and got artifacts

so i say that the card is permanently damaged during ocing and unlocking shaders, now if has issues runing at stock or maybe lower than stock

people should tell these kind of things when posting, but they don't

so the real question of this thread i believe should be how to rma a card that i messed up

well flash it back to stock and send it back i guess and hope they don't figure it out
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post #29 of 31
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Even with a shader unlock & a simple OC as 840/1300 shouldnt of screwed the card. That means if the card cant handle a simple OC then its a complete POS to begin with. the stock core is 800/1250 the max OC I did was 840/1300 so that means if the card cant handle a simple overclock which that was then the card was or is a POS.

I see people hitting a 1000 core with their 6950s & its still fine. I flashed it back to stock but i didnt know it was damaged at all. I never tried to play crysis, warhead or batman until the other day so it could of been damaged from a stupid simple OC that my toaster could handle or it came defective & the Unlock damaged it more
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Even with a shader unlock & a simple OC as 840/1300 shouldnt of screwed the card. That means if the card cant handle a simple OC then its a complete POS to begin with. the stock core is 800/1250 the max OC I did was 840/1300 so that means if the card cant handle a simple overclock which that was then the card was or is a POS.

I see people hitting a 1000 core with their 6950s & its still fine. I flashed it back to stock but i didnt know it was damaged at all. I never tried to play crysis, warhead or batman until the other day so it could of been damaged from a stupid simple OC that my toaster could handle or it came defective & the Unlock damaged it more
Well just because it doesn't OC well doesn't mean it's a POS lol
All components are different and have limits whether its the OC itself or the temps.

It's like getting one of those old 6800s and trying to unlock the pipelines and it and only to find that they are duds, and you get pissed because you wanted a free ride.

You just happened to get a "limited" card.

If it runs stock just fine, then it did its job.

But I am sure you know this already.
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