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Is my GPU going bad or am I just playing my games on to high ?

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December 31, 2012 5:30:05 PM

Basically, when I play some graphic intensive games, the textures glitches out sometimes, only for a second, its just a flash and it loads correctly .


a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:33:17 PM

Well, it would REALLY help if you listed your system specifications.
*And what games you have these problems with.
December 31, 2012 5:35:24 PM

azathoth said:
Well, it would REALLY help if you listed your system specifications.
*And what games you have these problems with.


AMD FX 8350
Radeon HD 7850 1gb
MSI 970a-g64
650w Antec PSU
Stock HDD

Games I have a problem Guild Wars 2, The Witcher 2, DOTA 2 (All on Max settings) (DOTA is the only game where I get a stable 60 FPS)

Games I can play that I haven't noticed (Max Settings) Planetside 2, Hawken (Even thought I only get like 20 to 30fps)
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:39:59 PM

Now... what games. Have you tried OCing the gpu. Apparently the 7850 OCs like a beast. If the OC improves your situation enough you know you need more graphics power or reduced settings. Has this problem just surfaced or are you doing something different?
-Bruce
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:53:15 PM

My guess is the momentary glitch is realted to drivers. Get the newest video driver. If you are using HDMI sound make sure it updates the sound driver as well.
December 31, 2012 5:53:36 PM

dish_moose said:
Now... what games. Have you tried OCing the gpu. Apparently the 7850 OCs like a beast. If the OC improves your situation enough you know you need more graphics power or reduced settings. Has this problem just surfaced or are you doing something different?
-Bruce


Do you need to buy aftermarket coolers to OC Gpus ?

I just built this computer like 2 weeks ago .
December 31, 2012 5:55:02 PM

bucknutty said:
My guess is the momentary glitch is realted to drivers. Get the newest video driver. If you are using HDMI sound make sure it updates the sound driver as well.


Pretty sure all my drivers are up to date, checked in DM .
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 5:57:59 PM

Hi :) 

Use the new 12.11 BETA drivers , you will see a massive improvement...

All the best Brett :) 
December 31, 2012 6:00:01 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Use the new 12.11 BETA drivers , you will see a massive improvement...

All the best Brett :) 



Where would that be ? The AMD website is confusing .
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:02:27 PM

Maikky said:
Where would that be ? The AMD website is confusing .



Hi :) 

Just look for your normal drivers....then click show results.... the 12.11s will be BELOW your normal ones on same page...

All the best Brett :) 
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:12:33 PM

a single 7850 at stock speeds won't max all those games @1920x1080 with 60+ fps. overclocking will help, but hawken, GW2 still won't top 60 maxed out. You'll need to turn down a few settings to top 60 in all games. You can get good framerates in almost all games at 4x AA and 4x AF with framerate deathtraps like Depth of field turned off

with a pair of 7850's each @ 1200mhz core, I still can't max all games over 60 fps @ 2560x1440.
December 31, 2012 6:20:24 PM

quilciri said:
a single 7850 at stock speeds won't max all those games @1920x1080 with 60+ fps. overclocking will help, but hawken, GW2 still won't top 60 maxed out. You'll need to turn down a few settings to top 60 in all games. You can get good framerates in almost all games at 4x AA and 4x AF with framerate deathtraps like Depth of field turned off

with a pair of 7850's each @ 1200mhz core, I still can't max all games over 60 fps @ 2560x1440.


Yeah, I don't really mind the FPS as much, I just wanna see what these flash glitch things are .
December 31, 2012 6:20:47 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Just look for your normal drivers....then click show results.... the 12.11s will be BELOW your normal ones on same page...

All the best Brett :) 


Cool, I'll test it out and get back if I can !

Thnks
December 31, 2012 6:27:21 PM

i am surprised no one has commented on the fact this is only a 1 gb 7850 and his problems is with textures ?
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 6:42:32 PM

Having less memory does not cause glitches or artifacts.
December 31, 2012 6:58:55 PM

quilciri said:
Having less memory does not cause glitches or artifacts.


Ok but it was my understanding that the more aa you use the more memory needed, he said max setting so i was thinking he is using 4aa @ 1080 and might just need to turn down aa.

a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 7:00:52 PM

if everything is working correctly you should not get corruption or artifacts. Less ram would mean slower perfomance as the video card has to move the textures in and out of ram more often. You would see a drop in FPS if that was th issue, but you should not see screen artifacts.

Screen artifacts can indeed be a symptom of a defective ram module on the card.
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 7:38:28 PM

Well hold on I wonder if he is talking about texture pop were you sometimes it take a second or 2 to load in the corret textures. This would happend in GW2 loading a new zone or possiblly in WvW howeveer WvW maybe do to the testing that they are doing with "culling" as they are trying to find a balance with rendering players.
December 31, 2012 7:54:53 PM

Also happened in Witcher 2 and Saints Row the 3rd, random textures in the background would just glitch for a split second then go back to normal .
a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2012 8:11:52 PM

Does that happen randomly as your playing or when loading new areas ?
December 31, 2012 8:22:44 PM

That card is only 2 weeks old? Stop playing games and just RMA it where you bought it and rule that out there's no point in even troubleshooting further till you've done that.
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