Okay i recently built my first gaming pc and today I decided to run a couple of benchmarks... Ungine Heaven was fine and there were no artifacts. Then I tried Furmark- it worked but the temperature was around 80 degrees. After that when I ran MSI Kombustor it runs fine at first- and colder than furmark by a little but then when it puts all the tests togeter, artifacts appear on the screen- lines going across the screen. All that happens with an EVGA 560 ti at stock speeds. Do you think its normal? What should I do? How about the temps?
The rest of my build:
Intel i5 2500k
G.skill Sniper 8 gigs @ 1600
1TB Seagate Barracuda 6Gb/s
Antec high current gamer series 750W
If the DirectX diagnostic tool shows no problems, then you shouldn't actually have problems, at least when graphics are accelerated in DX mode.
The dxdiag is like THE tool, and what it says is conclusive. The only thing it doesn't do so much is pushing the hardware. If another tool or game or software says otherwise then the problem is actually in this other software. The other tools you use are performance measuring tools, but their results are not the ones that are conclusive about the possibility of the hardware to correctly perform DX.
So your hardware is OK, it only has some thermal issues /maybe/, but you can make fan profiles in the Nvidia control panel.
no just go to settings, allow custom fan profile and just adjust the graph to your liking, its as simple as that and in some cases you may want to go higher than 50% so the profile allows for a gradual fan increment as temps rise.... MSI afterburner is single handedly the best program to do this imo...
huh for me it works perfectly fine try closing msi completely then reopening and make sure your fan settings are still intact and beyond that I cannot help you, evga precision is garbage compared to afterburner imo but whatever works for you perhaps consider you cases airflow and adding a fan or two and maybe redoing your cables it sounds like your ambient and case temps are not too good to begin with, what is your airflow situation like bc 6870s even with an oc should really not be getting so hot imo... its not like you are increasing core voltage anyways, Im guessing that your airflow situation needs some attention to begin with which compounds the problem
Use the stupid Nvidia control panel.
There generally is no guarantee that MSI's afterburner will work correctly with an EVGA card.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about the EVGA tool.
And IMHO you definitely shouldn't limit your max fan speed to 50%, it may be dangerous.
Ohhh, there was a little user-define button in msi afterburner that I guess I missed at 1 at night. Everything works now. Thanks guys
RESULTS: After running furmark for 5 minutes, temps couldn't go over 76 degrees, opposed to the 80 i had before, and that was only after a minute or two
EDIT: Okay guys the artifacts thing was false alarm: as you can seehere , that guy got the same lines, so it's from the program itself, not my GPU *phew* but I'm wondering, who's the idiot that thought of putting vertical lines in a benchmark?