Does anyone else using this card, or these cards (SLI) have artifact issues? I noticed major artifacting when I first started playing the game and have since UNDERCLOCKED the cards to 477Mhz from the stock overclock of 490Mhz. I experienced some really bad crashing issues upon loads into new areas. Computer will lock up completely. Actually as I am writing this I am wondering if switching the two cards around (master - slave switch) might improve matters. Any thoughts on this matter from owners?
Don't know for sure, but whenever I've had artifacting issues in the past is was heat related. How is the ventelation in the case, specifically close to the card(s)? You may want to check those kind of things.
Also does underclocking stop the problem? Or did you underclock and still have the issues?
84.25 is the latest betas specifically meant for Oblivion, however even with those some people are experiencing terrible artifacts in the form or long lins shooting diagonally across the screen, if that's the case with you, you may need to wait for another update or official game patch.