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GTX 580 Texture Flickering!!

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Halp!

okay so + billions of reps to whoever solves this issue for me, essentially the problem is that in certain situations I get really bad texture flickering. It happens in WoW, SC2, BFBC2, DA2, and most other games.

I notice the flickering in BFBC2 whenever there is smoke from an explosion. Its the smoke effect that goes light-dark-light-dark really fast and jittery.

Same thing in WoW, its on an explosion effect. All other light effects seem fine but when there is a smoke/explosion effect (like blue flames for example) I get insane flickering.

In Unigine heaven, its again on the clouds in the distance.

I've tried multiple drivers, no overclock, downclock, overclock, NOTHING works.

Any help would be appreciated!!!

Edit** video:

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Edited by Spandy87 - 3/8/11 at 10:59pm
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If what you're describing is what I think it is, I'm certain it's fairly normal.

I've experienced this with a few of my past cards, HD4870x2, GTX470, HD5870, GTX480...

The HD4870x2 was the worst for it, and the HD5870 was the best for it.

I've just learnt to accept it haha. Maybe someone else can offer a fix?
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This can't be normal, I'm in the process of taking a video.
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I had flickering textures and artificating like crazy the first month I had my GTX 570. The problem was with the seating of the card. Oddly the case mounting bracket on the back of my ASUS GTX570 does not perfectly align with the screw holes on my HAF X.

The only way to get the holes to align is to nudge the back of the card with quite some muscle. It took a couple of re-seattings before I finally got the problem to go for good.

Here is what I am talking about:

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/899394-asus-gtx570-artifacting-all-games-unplayable.html#post11793226
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yeah I know what you're talking about, but I'm not having that kind of issue. How did you end up getting it to align? bend the top of the bracket?
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Yep, that's the exact same flickering I've had on 4 of my cards.
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Really? that seems like something that should be fixable.

Anyone else also have this?
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I just spoke to my tech and he said its totally not normal. frown.gif
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post #10 of 20
Spandy Dragon age 2 is conflicting with nvidia atm and the latest beta drivers help that, try them first. I've seen that flickering on most of the video cards I've owned though.
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