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Old 01-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i just got a new BFG 7800GT OC and its artifacting right out of the box... i installed this for the 1st time along with a brand new A8N SLI mobo and a new AMD 64 x2 4200+...i cannot read the screen to set up my new mobo their for i cannot find out the temp of the card... i looked in my PC while it was on and all the fans seem to be running strong.. i think its just a defect and the card needs to be replaced... can i get some input on this from the more experienced guys ?
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Well, I had the same problem but for me it only happens in 3D. I downclocked my card to stock and the artifacting went away. I should have RMAed it, but since I plan on going with the G80 anyways I decided it wasn't worth it.

If yours is artifacting in 2D, there is a more serious problem. See if another card works in your system, or if you have friends who are gamers, see if they will let you test your card in their system. If you find out for sure its the card, RMA it.
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Hang on......What is the wattage of your PSU? YOu have added a monster power hog to your system and it is OC'd right out of the box!!!
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my PSU is 520 watts....how do i tell if its 3D or 2D ???...seems kinda tough to tell
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How many Amps come out of the +12v rail on your PSU? (Look on the label XXA@12v+
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its 2d because it hasn't even booted yet. have you connected the 6 pin power plug to the card? what is the room temperature like?
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yes i connected the 6 pin...room temp is normal..i dont know exact but its not to hot
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i'm guessing 520w would be providing enough current. but what is its manufacturer. it could be your card is just DOA
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the card is a from BFG
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