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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 3:05:37 PM

My 2 week old xfx 5770 is artifacting all the time every 15-30mins time and it's really starting to bug me. It's tiny blue artifacts. It only happens when I'm browsing the web or moving various windows around.

So far I've tried XP, Vista and W7 and it's still happening. In games there's no artifacts at all, it plays nicely.
Temps reported by the GPU sensors: 41 idle, 52 full load.
Drivers I've tried so far: 10.4 10.5 and 10.6

Screenshots of the little blue artifacts



What can be done to stop this?

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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 3:26:34 PM

Looks like you got a bad card. What you should do is exchange it for a new one.

If this is too much effort or simply out of the question, then what you want to do is get a program like MSI Afterburner. If possible, increase the voltage by 0.02V and see if that helps. If it doesn't help or isn't possible, lower you GPU core clock by 10-50mhz. If that doesn't help, you can try lowering the core clock as well. But, at this point, you should realize that the card isn't running as advertised, so really the best option is to get a new card that will work properly.

Also, what PSU do you have? It might be a power issue (tho I doubt it)

EDIT: Could also be that you need higher clocks for 2D. In that case, the solution would be the exact opposite. Open CCC and go to ATI Overdrive tab, then overclock the cards. Only do it enough to get the idle clocks up. Not sure what the 5770 idles at, but my 5850s idle at 157/300 and if I use CCC to OC a bit, the idle clocks then go to 400/900. You might want to try this solution first, actually.
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a b U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 4:16:40 PM

Yep it idles at 157/300. I'll try to oc a bit, but isn't that for 3d mode only?
Oh and PSU is a Corsair 550vx, should provide plenty of juice for a 5770 =)

Edit: Increased core by 5mhz and now it idles at 400, however the memory is stuck at 1200. Any way to fix that?

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a c 125 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 5:12:30 PM

bouncedk said:
Yep it idles at 157/300. I'll try to oc a bit, but isn't that for 3d mode only?
Oh and PSU is a Corsair 550vx, should provide plenty of juice for a 5770 =)

Edit: Increased core by 5mhz and now it idles at 400, however the memory is stuck at 1200. Any way to fix that?

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No, that's what I was talking about. Well ok yes there is a way to fix it, you have to BIOS flash it. Mainly tho, did it fix the artifacts? If not, go the otherway and see if underclocking helps.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
July 19, 2010 5:18:10 PM

Those are draw errors typical of vram issues. If nothing else works I suggest that you return it for a replacement.
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 1:10:49 AM

Did a little digging and it seems all profiles after 10.3 are a little messed up, that's why its running full throttle on the memory in idle state.

For now though it'll do as I haven't seen any blue artifacts in 2D so I'm happy =)

Thanks for the help!
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a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 1:11:00 AM

Best answer selected by BounceDK.
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a c 271 U Graphics card
July 20, 2010 2:04:56 AM

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