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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Thank you sir. I will wait on the idea of flashing until Sky or the other DR.D stops by.

    I will feel more confortable having them give you directions. I can take you through as I have done it but I will feel bad if it doesn't work out.
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    I forgot about a possibility of unlocking MSI afterburner. Check this link and try this:

    http://www.overclock.net/ati/633816-...r-ati-gpu.html

    This may be your salvation.

    Step 1: Make sure your CPU and Memory overclocks are fully stable by running some passes of Prime 95. If you have any doubts put everything back to stock. Also make sure you are on the latest version of the ATi drivers, if you aren't, you can download the latest here. If you are using a 2xMolex to PCI-e power adaptor or are near the limits of the power output of your current PSU overclocking may not be recommended, as you overclock power draw can increase dramatically.


    Step 2: Download GPUTool to an accessible folder and run it. Download MSI Afterburner (even if you already have Afterburner on your PC make sure you have it updated to the latest version). Navigate to the folder you installed it to (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner) and open the MSIAfterburner.cfg file using Wordpad. Find the following setting:
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    EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 0
    and change it to:
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    EnableUnofficialOverclocking = 1
    This will allow us to bypass the limitation that stops you from passing the limits of ATi Overdrive (This tip was found on HWBot news). A BIOS flash is not necessary to do this, you just need to edit the file . If you get an Access Denied or permissions error see the 'I Get An Error When Saving The Config File' section at the bottom of this post.
    Run MSI Afterburner.

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    Well I did the OC on Afterburner and tested it with GPUTool but if I even go up from 850 core to 851 I get artifacts. Could this all just be because of the sh*tty fan on the card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Well I did the OC on Afterburner and tested it with GPUTool but if I even go up from 850 core to 851 I get artifacts. Could this all just be because of the sh*tty fan on the card?

    Card most likely bad.

    What are temps?

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    Thing is I just got it back from RMA so it should be 100%. With the fan 100% and the card 100% under load it doesn't go any higher than 70C.

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    Quote Originally Posted by criss_glitch666 View Post
    Thing is I just got it back from RMA so it should be 100%. With the fan 100% and the card 100% under load it doesn't go any higher than 70C.
    Artifacting at that speed not good.

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    This really makes me mad since it's a brand new replacement directly from the company. They need to get their **** together.

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    Could anybody else give me some possibilities? I hope the card isn't crap.

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    Did you switch the cards in the slots? A longshot????

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    Yep, tried everything that was common sense.

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