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Ahhh...


Alright, so, I fired up my EVGA 8800 Ultra Superclocked and tested it out in ATI Tool/EVGA Precision.

Started up the scan, and bam - yellow artifacts! No errors reported on the ATI Tool, but I see yellow artifacts.


Stock clocks of the Superclock:
650MHz Core
1125MHz Memory

So, I brought them down to stock 8800 Ultra clocks:
612MHz Core
1080MHz Memory

Still getting yellow dots... less though. Any advice? I'm running it on an HR-03+ in a VERY low ambient temperature room, it's capping out at 60C on full load.
 

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if it does die try RMAing, nvidia and the partners dont make ultras anymore so you'll get a better card for free
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It could also be your PSU dieing. but dont take my word on that.
 

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Originally Posted by ShaveWithALightsaber View Post
I tried RMAing my Asus Ultra that got burnt out due to OCing coupla months ago hoping I'd get a GTX 285 or something, and BAM! they just sent me another Ultra!!!

yes they still have ultra's (and gtx's) in stock and will for a while. the chance of you getting a 285 back is really low. probably a 260(192) or a 9800GTX (similar performance).
 

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Originally Posted by grunion View Post
What about games, any issues?
None at all, so, I'm just going to keep it cool and keep it running. I'll keep it downclocked to stock Ultra settings as well.

As for RMA'ing it - I know it's silly, but I want to save this card even after I stop using it in ANY of my systems or it dies.
It's not too often that a card is the king of the hill for as long as the 8800 Ultra was, and I want to save it... yeah I'm silly.
So RMA is out of the question. It's not really a situation of 'I need this video card'.
 

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Originally Posted by Sacre View Post
None at all, so, I'm just going to keep it cool and keep it running. I'll keep it downclocked to stock Ultra settings as well.

As for RMA'ing it - I know it's silly, but I want to save this card even after I stop using it in ANY of my systems or it dies.
It's not too often that a card is the king of the hill for as long as the 8800 Ultra was, and I want to save it... yeah I'm silly.
So RMA is out of the question. It's not really a situation of 'I need this video card'.
That's what I figured.

Open AT> Settings> Artifact scanning> Check use the older more compatible scanning method.
Move the detection slider about 1/3 of the way from the left.
 
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Originally Posted by Sacre View Post
None at all, so, I'm just going to keep it cool and keep it running. I'll keep it downclocked to stock Ultra settings as well.

As for RMA'ing it - I know it's silly, but I want to save this card even after I stop using it in ANY of my systems or it dies.
It's not too often that a card is the king of the hill for as long as the 8800 Ultra was, and I want to save it... yeah I'm silly.
So RMA is out of the question. It's not really a situation of 'I need this video card'.
Thats a very good idea mate. I just might do that meself. sorta like a museum piece u know. The Original Mother of All Video cards!!! YESS!
 
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