Hey, didnt know to put this in tech, so i put it here.
ANYWAYS, when i play games like "Doom 3" and "Half-Life 2" even "Pariah" I get these artifacts on textures everywhere I have a pic showing it in Source... I find this irritating and weird, since i havent overclocked my "Radeon x850XL" i have only overclocked my CPU and thats only with Ntune... Help me if you can please :-) Regards, YE OLDE SHARK
i fort the law and the law won
3rd December 2004
that happened to my old 9200 when playing hl2 and css before it gave up working, but your card is way way better than my old 9200 so i dont think it could be that:confused:
16th November 2002
I'm pretty sure artefacts are caused by the graphics card getting too hot.
Lord of the Peach
19th April 2004
first keep your prcoessor at stock speeds and see if the same thing happens. Then look and see if your card is to hot. If it is then you will need to look into some better cooling for it.
But how can my graphics card get hot when its pratically new, and not overclocked?
Revenge was here.
14th December 2004
I'm pretty sure this does infact belong in tech discussion. Check your temps with nTune. If your CPU or your GPU ever touches 60-70C, then your definately overheating. I know artifacts can be caused by the video card overheating, but I'm not sure weather or not an overheating CPU can cause them...
Trust me, I'm a Doctor
25th November 2003
It depends on what for cooling you got in your case, how many fans do you have? But artifacting is caused by heat, and your card don't have to be overclocked to get to hot. i don't think i've ever heard of a CPU causing artifacts though, usually when CPUs get to hot the clock themselves down or restart the system ect.. to avoid damage. you might want to look into some more case fans or a better than stock video card cooler.
I just checked with ntune after a doom3 session "43 celsius" So it aint overheating thats for sure I have 4 fans, a giant PSU, small CPU, big GFX and a small casemod fan
I have now underclocked my card, by i think 33mhz and 500 ram or something, NO MORE ARTIFACTS! i have also set Smartdoctor to auto fan :D
Keepin it real
13th October 2002
I would return the card and get a new one. Sounds like you got a defective card if you have to underclock to get it to work.