"Artifacts?" Or some other graphics error on x1900xtx

By TDawg
Mar 4, 2006

    This is an example of the "artifact, game mess-up etc." I get in every game I've tried so far plus 3dmark. This could be sitting still like it is in the picture, or flickering, moving with the camera, disappearing when the camera moves...etc...This gets very annoying, My specs are in my profile. Some people are telling me this is basic artifacting due to power shortage or too much heat. If the power shortage is the case. how would I go about fixing that considering my PSU is good, so I'd have to change some settings or soemthing
  2. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,377

    What brand and wattage is your PS? Ive seen rendering errors like that with faulty cards but it could also be a driver glitch since that card is so new.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    For what it's worth, a week or two ago I installed an Asus EAX1900XTX card but so far have not had that problem (or any other graphic problem for that matter). I'm currently using the 6.2 Catalyst Control Center (XP Home).
  4. TDawg

    TDawg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 126

    my specs are in my profile, it's a hiper type-r 580 watt
  5. Cartz

    Cartz TS Rookie Posts: 82

    That happened to me a lot in BF2 on my old 9800 pro when it got too hot, try running the case with the sides off... if that helps its heat, if it doesn't,

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