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Artifacts with X800 XT

dodger42

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Hey all,

I have an x800 XT (AGP) in running on a 3GHz HP computer (nothing special), but I get some pretty crazy artifacts eve n in windows. It seems most common when the temp is up. I ran ATI Tool a few times for the artifact scan, but although the screen is freakin out all over the place, the tool doesn't seem to detect artifacts. I run an Apple 23" LCD running through a DVI port. Haven't got anything else to test the monitor.

I tried lowering the core and mem speeds on the video card to the lowest ati tool allowed (core 510, mem 540), but i still get artifacts particularly in games. Rarely have an issue unless there is 3d running somewhere.

Anybody got any suggestions... I'm going nuts trying to figure this out.

thx
 

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Maybe the HS on the card is faulty/not fitted correctly? What kind of temps?

I have an X800Pro that I have been doing some OC'ing with. As you onow the core runs at only 475 on mine, but I got it to 540 with ATI Tool before the card stopped taking instructions...the temp rose to 73degC as well. As I understand it, the temps are very important hence my suggestion. Maybe you could RMA it in any case unless you are thinking of using a VGA cooler in anyway?
 
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Dodger, what are your stock speeds for your card? I thought they would be 500 core/500 mem ? If im right about the speeds, then your card is oced by 10 on the core and 40 on the mem.
 

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Actually, its a Platinum Edition. Even when it is running around 50 degrees in ATI Tool, I get the artifacts. Is there any possibility it could be PSU related? I'm ordering an ATI Silencer today. What should I get for an Intel P4 cooler?

Thanks heaps for responses.
 
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Dont think it will be psu related and it probably wont have anything to with drivers (but maybe try out some diff drivers see if that helps). Have u ever bumped your 3d card or maybe scratched the mem chips or something like that perhaps?

About the P4 cooler. I've had 3 p4 coolers before, a stock intel, thermaltake and the zalman cooler I have now and in conclusion, from now on I will only buy Zalman Coolers because they're extremly quiet and there performance is better than any other coolers I've seen.
 
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Please help me to get my 4 pixelpips free

Hi folks i've a sapphire x800pro and dont get my 4 pixelpips free.
I use the ati flash exe but see every time adapter 0 not found and by bois no change.
So please tell me how i can get my 4 pixelpips free