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Hello all,
I'm a little worried my gtx 280 is artifacting at stock, in many games when I look far away I can see one or two textures flickering, when I zoom in they stop. This happens in Black Ops, Crysis, Crysis 2, Bulletstorm and a few others. Is my card dying? frown.gif. It's an OEM so I can't rma....
EDIT: Using 270.51 drivers
    
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Have you tried other driver versions?

How hot does the card get when you play a game?

Flashy textures could also be corrupt game files but if it happens in at least 4 games I'd blame the hardware/drivers rather than the game files.
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Probably Drivers, 270.51 are beta after all.
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yeah, trying 266.58 drivers now. Temps haven't gone over 81°C in crysis 2 on the core. vrms stay around 80
    
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Nope, still getting texture flickering in bulletstorm, and crysis 2. Its wierd though its only on objects far away.
EDIT: Screenshots in crysis:
http://i.min.us/ik5SVS.png
enlarge the image, notice the messed up texture near the trees? Its a bit hard to see, but in game it flickers.
http://i.min.us/ikApAq.png
when I zoom out its not there anymore
Edited by Giac - 4/3/11 at 5:10am
    
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The only thing I see in those screenshots is LOD popup which can flicker but it's not artifcating. Can you take some other ones with games like bulletstorm or others?
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Originally Posted by clerick;12983994 
The only thing I see in those screenshots is LOD popup which can flicker but it's not artifcating. Can you take some other ones with games like bulletstorm or others?

I'm going to take more of 3dmark vantage. for example in vamtage there black texture flickering on some of the people in jane nash.
    
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post #8 of 20
Run FurMark / GPUTool / OCCT.

Check temps.

Install drivers/roll back drivers.

Try another PCIE slot.

If all/any of the above fails, you need to RMA it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Giac;12982014 
Nope, still getting texture flickering in bulletstorm, and crysis 2. Its wierd though its only on objects far away.
EDIT: Screenshots in crysis:
http://i.min.us/ik5SVS.png
enlarge the image, notice the messed up texture near the trees? Its a bit hard to see, but in game it flickers.
http://i.min.us/ikApAq.png
when I zoom out its not there anymore

Hmm.. I don't see the problem.

But if your card is artifacting.. bake it. It's worked for me 3/3 times.

Also, when you upload screen caps makes SURE they're JPEG and not PNG.
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When I look into the distance on BattleField Bad Company 2 there's noticable flickering with some in game elements, noticeably fires/lights. It's not artifacting, its just a crappy driver problem.

I also get random texture decals (explosion marks for example) on the scenary flicker every now at then. But this happened on my HD4870x2, GTX 470, HD5870 annd now my GTX480. So I've concluded it's normal.

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Originally Posted by Track;12993576 
Hmm.. I don't see the problem.

But if your card is artifacting.. bake it. It's worked for me 3/3 times.

Also, when you upload screen caps makes SURE they're JPEG and not PNG.

LOLWUT. Why? PNG's are much better than JPEGS for quality. Do your research kid.
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