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4870x2 artifacts in some games

Domusas

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Sorry for my English
Here is my system
GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R/ P45+
INTEL Q9550 CORE2QUAD 2.83GHZ S775
ZALMAN CPU COOLER 775/AM2/754/939/940
A-DATA 2x2GB DDRII Over Clock Extreme Edition DDR2 1066+
WD CAVIAR SE16 750GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB
ASUS 4870X2 DUAL GPU PCIE 2048M GDDR5
Fortron EPSILON 700W (80PLUS) ATX12V v2.2, EPS 12V 2.91

I see some blue artifacts on screen in games like Frontlines, Brothers in arms and in 3dmark vantage
When i disable Catalyst a.i. blue artifacts disapears, but with Catalyst a.i. disabled i also disabling secind gpu core (i reed it on google). I would like to receive so coments, maybe its bad card.




 

morphine

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I had a similar issue with a Sapphire 4870X2.

With Catalyst AI turned on, the card would artifact and then lockup, in everything (various games, benchmark utilities).

With Catalyst AI turned off (disabling the second GPU), the card was fine.

I had to RMA it back to Sapphire.
 

Chilly

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Sounds like one of the GPU's might be defective. I say try rolling back to the 8.11, there was some issues with the 8.12 series, not sure if it affected the 4870X2's but its worth a try. Failing that, I'd RMA it.

Remove and clean out the 8.12's
Install 8.11 catalyst drivers
Test again
If still artifacting, RMA it.
 

Domusas

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But it artifacting only in some games like: brothers in arms, left for dead, frontlines. Crysis and dead space looks fine vith catalyst A.I. enabled. I have tried 8.11, same problem.
 

Cranky

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It really doesn't matter that it is only artifacting in certain games, just follow Chilly's advice. With your heat well, and checked it's pretty much all you can do at this point.
 

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