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9600XT 256 Artifacting Never been OC

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Axel16, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Axel16 New Member

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    i bought a Saphire 9600xt 256mgs, installed it a Extreme giant 3, mems have heatsinks, and had like for like 5 months or 8, yesterday we had lan party, this morning i played, now when i got home my pc is giving me a lot of dots black ones, textures messed up estreching all over the screen, ATI TOOL when i start eh Scan Artifacts says delta of 51805 in 565 pixels (88.1 avg) and it keeps rising.... temp is 42 to 40 clocks are stock, Core 500 Mem 300, and i get those errors, but when i put mem to 250 mhz it goes ok no artifacts or errors...

    what does this mean? any way to fix my card back to its normal clocks and stats w/o artifacting?? plz help, i have never overclocked it btw.... installed drivers various versions, installed win2k same errors, winxp same errors..... what can i do?
     
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    I used to have that cooler and got rid of it! The screws holding it together would work loose on me after a while and temps would start to rise. Check it to see that everything is ok and not touching something it shouldn’t. I recommend going with an ATI silencer it has cooler idle temps and is waaaaaaaay quieter! Good ventilation is especially important too so that it wont turn into a big heat sink and heat the card.
     
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    and watch for dust
     

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