I dont know if any of you remember but awhile back my 9800pro carked it and I had to get a new card. Well I never found out what had caused it to start displaying graphical artifacts but I had always suspected it was caused somehow by Tribes Vengeance, as odd as that sounds I have reason to believe I was correct.
Because last night I installed Tribes Vengeance because I was really bored, and started playing on my x700pro, with everything put up on ultra high graphically, and what do you know I swear I started to see graphical artifacts at certain times, after I had been playing the game for a bit.
So my guess is the game is dodgly programmed and can bust up a perfectly good card if you have the settings to high, sounds odd doesnt it, I dont quiet understand it myself but it seems like the only possibilty.
Anyone got any theories behind this? :uhm:
X700's and 9800's both have pretty crappy cooling solutions. It's possible that with all your settings on ultra high, your card overheated. I'm not sure if ATI cards report temperatures in the driver utility like nVidia cards do (I hope so, cause I just ordered one with the intent to overclock it), but if it does, check them and post them here. If not, pick up one of these and measure the temps yourself. I have one of those dealies, and it's great. It's cheap enough that I can just throw it in a drawer and pull it out when I need it. Pretty accurate aswell.
No the ATi Cards dont have an inbuilt temp monitor, so yeah you gota buy an addon.
Oh and im guessing the programmers of Tribes V were to lazy to implement a system to stop the ultra high settings from damaging your hardware.
Sinister ØneNo the ATi Cards dont have an inbuilt temp monitor, so yeah you gota buy an addon.
Some of the cards do have built-in temp monitors, all the X800 series do, and i would think the X700's would as well, its just that the Catalyst drivers don't include a program to access the monitors and display the temps. just download the ATI Tool, and if you card has a temp monitor probe in it, it will you the temps and let you overclock and check for artifacts all from the same program.
Both my vanilla X800 and X800XT i had came with built-in temp probes that ATI tool found, but as i said, i'm not sure about the X700 series. its worth a try though.
Thats pretty dodge that they dont include it with the Drivers, meh.