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Gtx 480 issue or Crysis being buggy ?

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January 6, 2011 6:54:44 PM

Had a glitch in Crysis running on a gtx 480, and
Wanted some opinions on whether it is the card failing
Or simply the game glitching.

This gtx 480 was bought 1-3-2011 and replaced another
Gtx480 that was bought earlier the same day but was defective.

I was in the level Recovery, in the big swamp after you climb
The cliffs next to the waterfall.
I died in a firefight with several Korean soldiers, and pressed fire
To load the last save.
When I reloaded I was in an area of the map I had not seen yet.
I went to the load menu and reloaded a save from when I first
Reached the waterfall (after you kill the 2 tanks).

The waterfall area looked completely normal except that the water falling
Down the cliff was not being rendered. I could see the rocks behind where
The falling water should be, all the surrounding vegetation was there, there
Was just no water coming over the cliff.
The water in the river leading to the waterfall appeared to be rendering properly.
I didn’t see any image corruption, missing textures or odd colored dots, artifacts
Or any other sign of video card hardware trouble.

I reloaded the save several times, with the same result – no water in the waterfall.
Finally I quit the game and rebooted it.
When I reloaded the save this time the waterfall was normal.

I am running XP Home, I5 760, 4 gigs ram and pny gtx 480.
Cpu and Gpu are at stock speeds.
I am also running the hi-resolution foliage mod, and very high
Effects for XP mod.

The card displays a minor artifact a few seconds after the XP boot logo appears
When the pc is booting. It is 3 pixels, blue, white and red right next to the XP logo.
It happens at the exact same during boot, every boot,
I tested the card with ATI Tool scan for artifacts mod for 10 minutes and got no errors.
I also let Furmark run for 5 mins or so and got no artifacts.

So does this sound like a hardware problem or just Crysis being buggy?
It is worth noting that I have put several hours into Crysis on this card before
Last night with no issues.

I already had to exchange the first gtx 480 I bought because of severe screen corruption
On the desktop when windows booted, and would rather not go through the hassle again.
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January 6, 2011 7:06:13 PM

Sounds like a defective card if it is artifacting when booting, BUT it could be your monitor has some stuck pixels.. You may want to look at your PSU. What is the brand and wattage? Also is this happening in any other games? I assume you are using the latest drivers?

I would recommend letting ATI Tool scan for artifacts for an hour or so.
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a c 124 U Graphics card
January 6, 2011 7:12:40 PM

Well definitely can be Crysis being buggy. I had some issues of my own with that game. Also you're running graphics mods which only dilutes the possible issue with graphics, you should try reloading without those installed to see what happens.

Curious why you have a very high effects mod for XP and what is clearly a newer rig... You don't have Windows 7? Do you at least have 64bit XP? (not even sure if that exists but I have to assume it does). XP only supports DX9 so... no DX10 or DX11... I think you should seriously consider upgrading if that's the case.

Anyway, the artifact at bootup is odd and on that note I agree with what snipergod said.
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January 7, 2011 1:07:01 AM

The boot up artifact was appearing with driver version 260.99 installed.
I downloaded and installed 266.35 and now there are
no artifacting/glitches during boot up.
I havent tried any of the driver versions before 260.99.

Played Crysis for a while tonight and no more issues so far.
The power supply is a Corsair 700w.
I did let ati tool run for about 40 mins and got 0 errors.

Wolfram,
I built a pc in Fall of '07 (core2duo, 8800gt, XP Home).
A few months ago the video card died and I just decided
to replace the mb, cpu, ram, power supply and case.
I am still using XP because for the last couple of years
I hadnt done much gaming on the pc and didnt have a reason
to upgrade the os.
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January 7, 2011 1:51:51 PM

BrettXNA said:
The boot up artifact was appearing with driver version 260.99 installed.
I downloaded and installed 266.35 and now there are
no artifacting/glitches during boot up.
I havent tried any of the driver versions before 260.99.

Played Crysis for a while tonight and no more issues so far.
The power supply is a Corsair 700w.
I did let ati tool run for about 40 mins and got 0 errors.

Wolfram,
I built a pc in Fall of '07 (core2duo, 8800gt, XP Home).
A few months ago the video card died and I just decided
to replace the mb, cpu, ram, power supply and case.
I am still using XP because for the last couple of years
I hadnt done much gaming on the pc and didnt have a reason
to upgrade the os.


Ah ok. Well, just FYI about the DX9 and also that 32bit OS only supports up to ~3.5gb of RAM. Windows 7, for me, has been a good experience and I think you'd probably enjoy upgrading even if you only play a moderate amount of games.
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May 29, 2013 3:06:19 AM

This is for Crysis 3 game errors. One of the annoying Crysis 3 error is level load error. This makes gamers unable to continue their game. You can resolve the error by following the tweaks mentioned in a reputed blog post. here is the link http://www.backspacetab.com/crysis-3-level-load-error/
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