well my card is the 7900gt that has been recalled if its messed up. I never had any like noticable artifacts to my knowledge but its always done this wierd tear thing ever since I got it. Ill try what you said and see what happens. Id like to run deepfreeze or 3dmark06 but my monitor cant go past 1024 by 768 so I cant even use it. But if I do take it back, I cant go pcless for a month waiting to take my card back then recieve a new one.
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