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GTX 670 HELP PLEASE

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June 26, 2012 12:53:11 AM

Hello, I have recently got my first decent build which I use for gaming etc. with the build I bought a GTX 670 oc edition from Kfa2 (galaxy) when I play games I appear to get a shimmering effect on all the textures at a distance..
It is really bugging me and I want to know whether I should rma it or if its a software problem.. please help.

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a c 99 U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 3:04:46 AM

Did you update your Nvidia driver?
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 3:08:14 AM

make sure you have downloaded latest nvidia drivers.

is it on every game or on a specific game?
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June 26, 2012 12:10:56 PM

I have tried using different drivers.. and yes it seems to be happening on everygame
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 1:52:16 PM

TomTreanor said:
I have tried using different drivers.. and yes it seems to be happening on everygame


maybe your cpu is too weak, what cpu do you have?

Or your PSU isn't supplying enough power to your gtx 670.
June 26, 2012 1:59:21 PM

I have an I5 3570k Oc'd at 4.6ghz and I heard that the Psu might be the problem but I tried taking the Pci power out and put it back in and no diffrence..
The GPU runs all games ok its just the shimmering effect dosnt seem normal.
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 2:56:11 PM

TomTreanor said:
I have an I5 3570k Oc'd at 4.6ghz and I heard that the Psu might be the problem but I tried taking the Pci power out and put it back in and no diffrence..
The GPU runs all games ok its just the shimmering effect dosnt seem normal.


Your cpu is definitely not the issue than, I would have to say your PSU isn't giving it enough power, or your PCIE slot may be defective.

Try putting in another PSU and see if the problem resolves.

BTW how many watts is your PSU and whats it's name?
June 26, 2012 3:59:12 PM

My psu is a corsair 1050w 80 plus silver so that cant be the problem surley ..
Overclockers have told me to RMA it but I don't want to incase that its somthing else..
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 4:10:31 PM

TomTreanor said:
My psu is a corsair 1050w 80 plus silver so that cant be the problem surley ..
Overclockers have told me to RMA it but I don't want to incase that its somthing else..


Try putting your graphics card into another PCIE Slot
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2012 4:46:47 PM

if you could post a Screenshot of the problem would be also nice to check exacly what is the problem.
June 27, 2012 1:50:37 PM

I will try and get a screenshot up later.. and I heard that putting it in another Pci Lane causes problems ?
a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 2:28:18 PM

there can be problems if you plug it to a pci lane 1.0 or too slow like x1... but i would like to see some screenshots of the problem, glyphs on the screen, can be a gpu problem/psu problem or even a motherboard problem (on the pci lane)
June 27, 2012 2:37:08 PM

I cant get any pictures atm, but I should have some up at about 6-7
a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 4:34:07 PM

an example, the only game that shimmering is normal is Risen 2, that game distance shadows were totally bugged, but a patch fixed the issue, now it is not noticeable.

If you havent already, try the latest BETA driver GeForce 304.48 Driver that driver added a lot of performance for 600 series and fixed some bugs.
June 27, 2012 4:58:35 PM

Okay first off:

How strong/weak your CPU is absolutely NOTHING to do with artifacts such as shimmering appearing in a game, how slow or fast your CPU is running will only determine how fast your game runs. Same goes for the PSU; The problems associated with the PSU are usually game crashes/system shut-downs. And how fast your PCI-E slot is running only determines how fast your card will run as well.

With artifacts that aren't part of the game such as shimmering, you can narrow it down to two culprits; Hardware and/or software

Artifacts in games can be caused by overclocking, so try running your card on vanilla (stock settings) settings and see how it goes

Also, go to Nvidia Control Panel and set "Texture filtering - Negative LOD Bias" to "Clamp"

But if shimmering is still apparent after all that, it's mostly likely your hardware and you'll have to RMA it in.

Hope this helps with your problems :) 
June 27, 2012 5:46:34 PM

Thanks I will try the newest beta drivers and texture filtering :) 
June 27, 2012 6:00:27 PM

Just installed the drivers and tried the texture filtering .. No diffrence :(  looks like an RMA next week
a b U Graphics card
June 27, 2012 6:36:27 PM

does this happens in any game? or just minecraft?

that is really very strange lol, looking for the picture looks like a giant wall of Glass (minecraft Glass).

it could be a mod problem if it happens only on minecraft.
June 27, 2012 7:07:41 PM

Nah it simmilar effects happen on all other games, and it is a big wall of glass but the effect yo see on it shimmers in game D:
June 27, 2012 11:06:39 PM

Have you tried running on stock settings?
June 28, 2012 12:25:00 AM

It is on stock settings :L The card is default OC
June 28, 2012 2:29:18 PM

Looks like an RMA for you unfortunately :/ 
June 28, 2012 9:28:44 PM

Oh well :)  Atleast I'm getting it out of the way before the warranty expires :D 
July 1, 2012 4:31:42 PM

Well I'm pretty sure the warranty lasts about 2 years anyway..
At least for my EVGA model :p 
July 2, 2012 10:28:07 PM

Yeah Kfa2 do 2 year warranty :)  think im gunna hold onto it for a while see if it is a drive fault of some sort but I think I will have to RMA it at some point :) 
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