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March 11, 2012 8:11:04 PM

Everything looks pixelated on my game to a high level here are some screenshots, I have never seen this before, please help.

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/486626526029393709/B8...

http://cloud.steampowered.com/ugc/486626526029399587/80...

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March 11, 2012 8:27:42 PM

6870 hd

cpu phenom 2 4x
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March 11, 2012 8:29:48 PM

DRVER VERSION is 12.2
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March 11, 2012 8:29:50 PM

Do other graphic intensive games have similar problem? If so, it may be an indication of overheating or dying graphic card.
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March 11, 2012 8:31:14 PM

bf 3 looks the same ill check the other games
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March 11, 2012 8:52:29 PM

re installed didnt make any diference
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March 11, 2012 8:56:58 PM

already have it
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March 11, 2012 9:01:17 PM

i think i did and forgot after 2 months
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March 11, 2012 9:03:40 PM

memory clock is actually at 1174 and core clock at 900, i guess i didnt really overclock
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March 11, 2012 9:13:05 PM

so it will have a possibility to change within a period of time?
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March 11, 2012 9:37:11 PM

so far no results
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March 11, 2012 9:39:47 PM

just the core voltage, to how much?
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March 11, 2012 9:50:54 PM

i dont see anything that that reads stock voltage, where do you find it?
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March 11, 2012 10:00:10 PM

1174 mv
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March 11, 2012 10:09:40 PM

all i have to say is..... derp
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March 11, 2012 10:12:37 PM

i only notice this with skyrim so what other problems do i have?
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March 11, 2012 10:18:03 PM

no, but i didnt notice this until i recently downloaded the latest driver, and re installed that. I hope re installing the game wont be a waste of time because I never had this problem before.
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March 11, 2012 10:25:21 PM

i have it on steam, will it take really long?
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March 11, 2012 10:27:03 PM

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What are you trying to imply?

it didnt work
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March 11, 2012 10:31:19 PM

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Well.. if you want help it would help us if you was not so rude.
Take advise from long as hes just as bad as you.
For what you called me you can stick your card up your arse.

what the *** are talking about, what did i do to ofend you?
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March 11, 2012 10:33:01 PM

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Name calling (derp).
Is not offensive?

that wasnt directed towards anyone, its like saying "oh ***"
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March 11, 2012 10:33:25 PM

My money is on the GPU as well and it is a sign of a dying video-card. If you can't RMA it then i'd up the voltage some on it and keep the fan going. If you want to know for-sure if its dying, run firmark for a bit and see what happens. If things go down, BSOD or scramble screen its the card. If it does not then it will most likely be the game itself. If its in BF3 then again id say its the card, more specifically the vram. Other options you can try are, taking off the heat sink and doing a good cleaning of the board, Blow dust out ect. Then putting it back on with some good compound "Artic Silver 5". Also underclocking the card can give it more life. If your still in warranty and have confirmed its the card...RMA it.
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March 11, 2012 10:36:15 PM

:fou: 
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March 11, 2012 10:47:47 PM

what setting should i put on the stress test, just the same as on game?
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March 11, 2012 10:51:30 PM

btw my moniter is capable for 1920/1080p if that is helpful info.
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March 11, 2012 10:54:17 PM

86 c and still going when should i stop?
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March 11, 2012 10:56:12 PM

i stoped at 91 c
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March 11, 2012 10:59:43 PM

no changes, i only looked at the temperature
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March 11, 2012 11:02:09 PM

you said some other peron was complaining about the same problem with skyrim, did they solve it?
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March 11, 2012 11:26:52 PM

im trying the preview driver of 12.2 ive heard its a better alternative
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March 11, 2012 11:38:57 PM

Read the Catalyst 12.2 release notes. It cleary says AA has a bug with Skyrim. I had this with my 5850 as well. Will be fixed in 12.3. But we'll see!!!! If you turn off AA. You wont see it.
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March 11, 2012 11:57:28 PM

ern88 said:
Read the Catalyst 12.2 release notes. It cleary says AA has a bug with Skyrim. I had this with my 5850 as well. Will be fixed in 12.3. But we'll see!!!! If you turn off AA. You wont see it.



umm i have catalyst 12.3 on my xfx hd 6870.

the problem is still there with skyrim and ALL OF THE GAMES STUTTER LIKE ***.

/RMA i cant believe they would screw up like that
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March 12, 2012 12:08:18 AM

I had the same thing. And mine also says 12.3. I dont no if its false. But Turning off AA in the game option. I bet it goes a way!!!! Mine did.
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March 12, 2012 12:22:47 AM

sambana said:
no, but i didnt notice this until i recently downloaded the latest driver, and re installed that. I hope re installing the game wont be a waste of time because I never had this problem before.

uninstall your current driver and go back to the previous version of the driver (12.x, or whatever you had last time when things worked properly). Reinstalling the same driver is going to get you the same results. Reading the rest of the threads it sounds like there is nothing wrong with your gpu (If it was a hardware issue then it would not be exclusive to this game), it is merely a combination of AMD and Bethsada not knowing how to write proper software and drivers.
Also, moving your save file, uninstalling the game, and then re-installing it would be helpful and does not take that long (just be sure to put your game saves back where you found them so that you do not loose your spot).
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March 12, 2012 12:37:35 AM

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all games stutter um weird cause people keep buying 6870 cause it is a great card.



i have no idea whats wrong with my 6870 then. All the games run at a high framerate but they stutter like ***. nothing else is wrong with my computer so everythings pointing to the gpu...

just looky here http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/346177-33-recent-6870...
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March 12, 2012 1:38:55 AM

^+1000000

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March 12, 2012 1:50:19 AM

Hope that the OP hasn't been chased off. Would love to know where he is at on this so far.

I am also getting stuttering while using an HD6950. And it isn't just the game's fault.

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March 12, 2012 1:57:51 AM

I think that you are right about holding out for a driver fix on this issue, recon-uk.

Hopefully it won't take forever.
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March 12, 2012 2:17:09 AM

There will be further action if it keeps up!
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March 12, 2012 3:31:51 AM

CaedenV said:
uninstall your current driver and go back to the previous version of the driver (12.x, or whatever you had last time when things worked properly). Reinstalling the same driver is going to get you the same results. Reading the rest of the threads it sounds like there is nothing wrong with your gpu (If it was a hardware issue then it would not be exclusive to this game), it is merely a combination of AMD and Bethsada not knowing how to write proper software and drivers.
Also, moving your save file, uninstalling the game, and then re-installing it would be helpful and does not take that long (just be sure to put your game saves back where you found them so that you do not loose your spot).


Sambana, I highly recommend you do as this poster said.

I was having similar problems with SWTOR and WoW, and also tried to just install 12.1 over 12.2 with no luck. However, when I went and actually uninstalled 12.2 (and hold onto your butt, cuz it's likely to crash Windows, then you'll have to go in Safe Mode, get into Device Manager and uninstall your graphics card and reboot before 12.1 will recognize your card - at least that's what it did on my PC), and then went back in and installed 12.1 everything worked perfectly!
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March 12, 2012 11:24:25 AM

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To AMD s defense it's not there fault Skyrim is buggy as hell.

True, it is not ENTIRELY amd's fault, it was definitely a team effort; But that does not change the fact that there was something that had been working, and now is not, and that is entirely the fault of AMD not putting in enough testing time during the beta driver release before pushing it out as a stable release. Also, this is hardly the first time that AMD has done something like this.

I'm not saying that AMD sucks (if not for CUDA I would have gone AMD this last time around, and I highly recommend AMD for most people), and I am not saying that nVidia is not guilty of occasionally releasing a bad graphics driver from time to time. But AMD does have driver issues on a fairly regular basis, while nVidia only has them once in a while. Not a huge issue as most people are a few driver versions behind, and AMD is generally pretty quick about fixing things, but they are difficult to defend in this area.
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March 12, 2012 11:26:51 AM

Frizzlefry13 said:
Sambana, I highly recommend you do as this poster said.

I was having similar problems with SWTOR and WoW, and also tried to just install 12.1 over 12.2 with no luck. However, when I went and actually uninstalled 12.2 (and hold onto your butt, cuz it's likely to crash Windows, then you'll have to go in Safe Mode, get into Device Manager and uninstall your graphics card and reboot before 12.1 will recognize your card - at least that's what it did on my PC), and then went back in and installed 12.1 everything worked perfectly!

Exactly right, moving backwards is not the same as updating. You need to completely uninstall and reinstall the card for things to work properly and for all remnants of the newer version to be removed.
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March 13, 2012 9:45:46 PM

Same issue here.

Intel core2Duo E7200, same issue with/without OC-ing to 3.1 GHZ
4 GB DDR3
1 week old MSI RadeonHD6850 800/1000

Problem manifests ONLY when AA enabled, no matter which combination of game/catalyst settings.

tried all the combination of the catalyst AA options, combined with the game AA options, *2 (FSAA on/off) *2 (vsync on/off)

Again, ONLY when AA enabled.

Tried to start game without MSI afterburner (hoping it would only be an OSD glitch) but no results so far

Will try an older version of the driver, then will come back.
If this helps, would be a nice news... :??: 

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March 13, 2012 10:36:53 PM

Back here.

removed all Catalyst related products, installed 11.12 driver.

Image quality seems a bit lower but at least AA works.

Problem solved. :pt1cable:  :bounce:  :D 
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March 26, 2012 4:23:05 PM

I've had the same problem as you've had sambana, and it turns out that it is an issue with AMD CCC and Skyrim when it comes to anti-aliasing. Simply setting Skyrims AA to 0 and just using CCCs AA setting fixed it for me.

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March 27, 2012 1:15:02 AM

I've got a 2gb 6850 and I get artifacts in skyrim and ONLY when running eyefinity.... wtf?
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April 13, 2012 11:26:37 PM

My pc giving me the same exact issue here. I run all other games with demanding graphics w/ no problem. Sorry guys, but I don't think it's RMA time. I'm surfing all forums to find a fix..

AMD phenom II Quad @ 3.5
Sapphire 6870
8g Ram

nothing is overclocked
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