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It's already showing artifacts!

I am currently using latest driver 11.3 and scored over 17000 in 3dmark vantage. I just don't have performance issue, but it shows artifact/glitch. Bad memory perhaps? overheating?


By krazyatom at 2011-04-22


By krazyatom at 2011-04-22

My fan is set to auto. I know that with 100% fan speed temperature could go down a lot.
Edited by krazyatom - 4/22/11 at 5:18pm
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post #2 of 89
i would set your fan at 100% and see if the temp drop decreses the artifacts. though they do look concerning.

do you only get artifacts at high temps?
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i would set your fan at 100% and see if the temp drop decreses the artifacts. though they do look concerning.

do you only get artifacts at high temps?
I just tried with 100% fan and reset my gpu-z.
When I first log into the game, water was fine then it changed right away lol.

gpu-z with 100% fan set.



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post #4 of 89
Try rolling back the drivers to say 10.3 and go up from there. If that doesnt work than the cards bad.
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post #5 of 89
You bought one of those Tiger Direct refurbs?

Well it's a refurb, there's a greater chance for it to have problems.

It does look a bit hot looking at those temps, but I heard the 4850/70 X2s do heat up.

Like the user said above, boost up the fan speed, watch those temps fall, and if they fall to a reasonable level, then you have a bad card.

RMA it.
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Try rolling back the drivers to say 10.3 and go up from there. If that doesnt work than the cards bad.
Thanks, I'll look for the older 10.3 drivers.

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You bought one of those Tiger Direct refurbs?

Well it's a refurb, there's a greater chance for it to have problems.

It does look a bit hot looking at those temps, but I heard the 4850/70 X2s do heat up.

Like the user said above, boost up the fan speed, watch those temps fall, and if they fall to a reasonable level, then you have a bad card.

RMA it.
card looks brand new (oem) and it doesn't even have visiontek sticker on it lol. I had gtx 480 before, so I wasn't really surprised.
I already tried with 100% fan and still same thing
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Are the issues the same with crossfire disabled?
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Seems like a good thing to me..did anyone who bought these cards actually want to keep them? If they blow up great, send it in and hopefully you get something newer
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Are the issues the same with crossfire disabled?
I just tried to look for crossfire option in 11.3, and I can't find it lol.
I know it used to be all the way on the bottom, but 11.3 where is it?
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Seems like a good thing to me..did anyone who bought these cards actually want to keep them? If they blow up great, send it in and hopefully you get something newer
Well, I bought 2 of them thinking it would be fun to run quad, but I might not even bother to open other one lol
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