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weird artifacts with Asus X1950 PRO

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September 19, 2007 5:20:51 AM

I'll make it short :

C2D E6550
Asus P5K-E (BIOS 0503)
2*1 Go Crucial Ballistix 4-4-4-12 2.1v
Asus X1950 PRO.
Corsair HX620
Antec 900

Nothing overclocked. everything is running cool and it was on a clean install of Windows XP Pro (new comp).
This is what I get :

I even had a tree srpouting out in the middle of the highway ...
Also have some smaller artifacts in Starwars Empire at War and UT 2004.
ATI Tool doesn't find any artifacts when scanning and temps are under 70C.
Tried drivers : 7.9, 7.8, 7.7, lastest Omega (7.4).

What should I do/try ?

P.S. If it has already been answered in another thread just give me the link.

Thanks in advance

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September 19, 2007 2:17:10 PM

Another example :
September 19, 2007 2:40:31 PM

was this card bought recently or have you had it a while?

It may be a faulty card.
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September 19, 2007 3:53:39 PM

I have the exact same card and I found that with my card, the drivers weren't spinning the fan fast enough during game play. And 70C is fairly hot for this card. My card was creating some small artifacts and would randomly restart my system.

You said you are using ATI Tool. Go into the Hardware section and overclocking. In the fan section, crank up the fan speeds to like 90 to 100% for anything over 55C. And make you sure you create a profile that will load these settings during startup.

Hope this helps.
September 19, 2007 4:29:46 PM

I bought in back in July/August (2 or 3 days after intel price cut). I only had time to test it in game yesterday since I had quite a lot of work to do before even thinking about playing.

I already tried setting the fan at 100% but I still those artefacts. Maybe I didn't try long enough I'll test back tonight. Right now it's a 20% and it top at 67C.
September 19, 2007 4:42:04 PM

iv taken my x1950 pro all the way to 118 and it still ran fine.
September 19, 2007 4:49:47 PM

If isn't overheating, it could be busted. Can you try with another video card on that same pc?
September 19, 2007 4:50:28 PM

I guess I'll just RMA it then
September 19, 2007 5:06:27 PM

No I don't have access to another video card :( 

and Thx to all of you. I always appreciate having multiple opinions :) 
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