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Is my video card bad?

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November 5, 2011 7:58:50 PM

This problem randomly started happening during bf3 it was working perfectly fine before it. i cant describe what it looks like so i took a SS http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198001871622/sc.... I talked to geek squad and they said its my vid card going bad but i didnt have a screen shot. All my drivers are up to date btw.

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November 5, 2011 8:05:04 PM

LOL ..sorry the pic is funny
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November 5, 2011 8:11:40 PM

it happens in every game thats just one.
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2011 8:19:06 PM

What video card do you have? It probably is going bad, apparently BF3 has been killing off a lot of cards lately :lol: 
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November 5, 2011 8:20:04 PM

ati radeon 6950
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2011 8:23:54 PM

It's usually the 560 Ti's that are the victims. Many 560 Ti users have to underclock their factory OC cards just to stop it from artifacting or crashing while in BF3.
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November 5, 2011 8:40:00 PM

So I guess I have to spend 300 bucks on a new graphics card lol=P
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2011 8:44:28 PM

Yeah pretty much lol sorry. If you have on board video or another video card try that first just to be sure. Also, if your card is overclocked or overvolted at all put it back to 100% stock, and maybe even underclock it to see if it helps.
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a b U Graphics card
November 5, 2011 8:47:14 PM

Before you do that, definitely uninstall your drivers, do a driver sweep, and do a full install again of the most recent drivers to be sure. No sense switching out boards and video cards if its just the drivers.
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November 5, 2011 8:50:13 PM

i uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them same problem
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a c 273 U Graphics card
November 6, 2011 12:45:50 AM

sjslindh said:
i uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them same problem

Have you tried underclocking the card?
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November 6, 2011 1:03:06 AM

try different drivers
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November 6, 2011 1:23:07 AM

sjslindh said:
This problem randomly started happening during bf3 it was working perfectly fine before it. i cant describe what it looks like so i took a SS http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198001871622/sc.... I talked to geek squad and they said its my vid card going bad but i didnt have a screen shot. All my drivers are up to date btw.



I have the same issues, it is just glitchy software. I have 2 brand new 560 Ti s in SLI, and for a while I ran a single card configuration (all with most recent drivers). I also get color glitches on some items. Searching BF3 artifacts will yield people with similar issues. Just keep playing and if it gets so bad you cant play you just have to restart the game.
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