So I recently purchased a XFX 6950 after seeing the article for flashing them into a 6970. I was stocked to find the UPS box was not half destroyed from them usually playing a round of soccer with it pre-delivery. TL: DR - Question 1: Artifacts show up in 1 single game in 1 scenario is it a driver issue or can it be a hardware issue. (See Video Link Below) TL: DR - Question 2: My video card doesn't sit right in the slot, the pci-e clip will not hook properly if I screw it down it pulls to the left from it naturally being seated away from the back slot of the case. My post has 2 questions but I'll start with the more applicable one first since the second one seems to pose no future threat (Unless stated otherwise). I installed the card and had 1 issue (This will be covered in the second question. Installed the new drivers, booted up fine, played some games, and all went perfectly well. I know you're expecting a "But" coming but there really isn't one. I played WoW and got great frames on ultra (minus the cpu cap since my crappy 965BE is holding WoW back). I played Bioshock 2 all the way through and had no issue. All max settings, max resolution (1680x1050, my monitor sucks ). Played Black Ops and still no issue. Then I played Red Faction: Guerrilla and noticed something that made my blood run cold. Watch the video below for a narrated video of gameplay of me showing what stopped me dead in my tracks. (EDIT: The video looks odd for 10 seconds, for some reason youtube doesn't like my encoding scheme with H.264 with 2-pass 2500 Bitrate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeXGaNygpi8 After watching this video does this look like a video card hardware issue or perhaps driver issue or the ever harmless and expected game sided issue. As I've said I experience this no where else. I've used Furmark and saw no problem, also I used 3DMark11 and it ran smooth without any noticeable artifacts. My second question is can cards sometimes fit snug in the pci-e slot? My prior card was flush with the slot and my case but this big beast of a card was a bit pulled away from the back of the case. I applied some pressure (not too much but i got nervous) to get it to align with the screwholes so I could tighten it down. Unscrewed it kinda tilts to the right away from the back slot when the case is on its side. I also must state the fact that the pci-e clip cannot clip for me to tighten it down properly... if I dont screw it in it clips in but its about half a cm from the case near the screwed clip. I know it isnt a motherboard mounting issue because my last card fit perfectly in there and didn't tilt away. I could post some picks describing the issue if this doesn't seem clear enough. Tightening it down is putting a bit of pressure on the pci-e slot. Could this be an issue later or can the mobo take that type of applied pressure? Also is sitting just offset by a fraction of a millimeter cause any damage to the card due to this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated, I hope I was descriptive enough to give a pretty clear picture of my 2 issues. I can attach pictures if it can help with question 2.