• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Artifacts on Atitool, But NO artifacts in games ??


New Member
Mar 4, 2005
11 (0.00/day)
Im a little confused, i have a powercolor radeon 9800se 128MB 256bit that softmodded fine to 9800 pro it has the same core and memory speed as the 9800 pro.

I been playing games and i dont have any artifacts at all, i played HL2 Doom3 and others, but if i run atitool .23 it detect lot of artifacts, so i tried atitool .22 and it detect only a few artifacts, so i lowered the core speed from 380 to 300 and the artifacts are gone ,wich make me think that heat is the cause of the artifacts, but then how come i dont get any artifacts on games like doom3 or HL2 ??

My motherboard is only Agp 4x, Could it be that running the card at agp 4x (1.5v) is why im not getting artifacts in games ?

im using a stock fan but im getting a vga silencer in the mail soon, atitool got me worried that i might start getting artifacts in games :( Right now i switched back to 4 pipelines untill i get the silencer.

Jimmy 2004

New Member
Jan 15, 2005
5,458 (1.15/day)
System Name Jimmy 2004's PC
Processor S754 AMD Athlon64 3200+ @ 2640MHz
Motherboard ASUS K8N
Cooling AC Freezer 64 Pro + Zalman VF1000 + 5x120mm Antec TriCool Case Fans
Memory 1GB Kingston PC3200 (2x512MB)
Video Card(s) Saphire 256MB X800 GTO @ 450MHz/560MHz (Core/Memory)
Storage 500GB Western Digital SATA II + 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA
Display(s) Digimate 17" TFT (1280x1024)
Case Antec P182
Audio Device(s) Audigy 4 + Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speakers
Power Supply Corsair HX520W
Software Windows XP Home
atitool picks up tiny artifacts that you wouldn't notice when playing games. It would be because of the heat that you're getting them. Your now cooling should help, but as long as your card isn't crashing if you play for a long time or the artifacts showing after a couple of hours, you don't have too much to worry about.
Nov 5, 2004
381 (0.08/day)
Belgium, Leuven
Processor I7-6700
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S
Cooling 2*120mm
Memory G.Skill D416GB 3200-14 Trident Z K2 GSK
Video Card(s) Rx480 Sapphire
Storage SSD Samsung 256GB 850 pro + bunch of TB
Case Antec
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply be quit 900W
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G11
just chill m8. Get the silencer, install it, and never mind that ATITOOL again:)