Pink/purple spots while playing Battlefield BC2?

I have 2 GTX 570s in SLI and I recently noticed that while playing BFBC2 I get some strange artifacts sometimes.

Every so often, I'd say once every hour or so I will see a little pink/purple spot about the size of a dime on my screen. It only appears for a split second, maybe 1/10th of a second or so. So far it only seems to happen in multiplayer over long periods of time. I have tested other games and have not noticed it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhRc9C8BkW8

This is an example of what it looks like. As you can see, he has to slow down and freeze the video, because it is only there for maybe a 10th of a second.


I tried just running my cards at stock speeds and it still happens. I download the most recent drivers about 2 days ago so I know they are up to date. I've run Furmark to test for artifacts and I saw nothing after about 10 minutes. I've run 3DMark dozens of times and I have had no problems. Like I said before, I think it only happens with BFBC2 Multiplayer. I could be wrong, because I don't spend nearly as much time playing other games.

Anyone have any theories? Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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  1. Sounds like a temp issue, can you monitor the temperatures and tell us what they are?
  2. When playing BFBC2 my primary card (MSI GTX570 Twin Frozr II) runs about 65*C I believe and the other (EVGA GTX570 SC) doesn't get above 78*C or so while playing BFBC2. The EVGA Super Clocked cards are notorious for running hot, but I think it's still in the average temp range.
  3. Ok, just to update. I bought BF3 today and player for about 5 hours straight with my cards running at about 70*C and 80*C. Didn't see a single artifact or error of any kind, so I'm pretty sure it isn't a hardware problem. Possibly a driver conflict?
  4. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/321114-33-pink-dots-death-help

    Aha! After some searching, I was led right back to toms. Its almost eerie how similar our posts are, haha. If what he said is true down the page a bit, it seems to be more or less a problem with BFBC2. This is a relief, I was starting to get a bit worried.
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