I didn't make it!
I have all the sliders in the advanced options menu for graphics maxed, all the little lights for options are on (except Dynamic Fog and another one)
Game is set on Enhanced Full Dynamic Lighting, everythings up and I'm running DX9 on windows XP
video card is xfx 9800 gtx 512mb black edition
I get full framerate all the time, no problems, and game has only crashed once with latest patch. (walked into electric anomally trying to get artifact w/ detector and game crashed)
Whats the point of the artifacts? I'm just about to go to cordon from the swamps~ but the artifacts i've found are ... weak? +1 good effect and +1 radiation or +2 good effect~ weak... hope they get better