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DaveW
12-30-06, 01:53 PM
Anyone else seen artifacts like these? The MadModMike demo is odd in that it happens every other time I run the demo, run it once its fine, run it again and the dark blotches appear. The issue with the mermaid demo happens very occasionally. I've also seen similar texture corruption in X3 Reunion and once in Quake 4 but its rare and seems to happen randomly.

It doesn't appear to be heat related as the issue can occur first thing in a cold morning when the GPU is at 45C. It can also go all day without the issue occurring. I'm thinking its just the 97.44 drivers but wanted to be sure.

Manware
12-30-06, 03:06 PM
Its strange because the temp of the gpu is good, but this artifacts are probably by overheat or cause by overclock.

(xmassign)

Roadhog
12-30-06, 04:28 PM
Its strange because the temp of the gpu is good, but this artifacts are probably by overheat or cause by overclock.

(xmassign)

The artifacts look like they are the ones you get from a to high of a memory clock.

DaveW
12-30-06, 05:13 PM
nope, im not overclocking atm. I even tried underclocking, same deal.

grey_1
12-30-06, 05:48 PM
I had similar with my first 9700pro. It was confirmed to be a bad memory chip on the card.

DaveW
12-30-06, 06:12 PM
anyone got a good video ram testing app?

Roadhog
12-31-06, 01:21 AM
anyone got a good video ram testing app?

3dmark06, the deep freeze test.