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    They might let me upgrade to a higher card, is it worth getting a 7950 or getting ATI, bearing in mind that I've never had a ATI card before?

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    7950 is VERY game dependant on its performance.

    Some games will actually only use half the card.

    The 1950 solutions are better all-rounders.
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    Oh, I guess then a X1950 Pro 512 might be a good idea then, as I know a lot of people recommend them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-Max View Post
    They might let me upgrade to a higher card, is it worth getting a 7950 or getting ATI, bearing in mind that I've never had a ATI card before?
    Heh if you had to own an ATI card before getting one, no-one would ever get them!

    They are both good makers of graphics cards - there's no great shift in philosophy or anything weird between the two. You just have to make sure you clear out the driver remains properly if you're changing, but otherwise it's very easy.

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    hehe now

    I just like Nvidia because it's the way it's meant to be played

    Me looking at Sapphire X1950 pro512 or 8800gts if they let me or 7950

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    7950 is VERY game dependant on its performance.

    Some games will actually only use half the card.

    The 1950 solutions are better all-rounders.
    i think were talking 7950GT here...
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    Yeah sorry I was talking about the GT and not the GX2.

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    thats alright, i think most of us got that considering the context
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    Yeah

    It was only me being an idiot and not listing it as a GT and not GX2

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    I've just been told that my card is "not faulty" and are blaming windows and that I should do a windows reinstall

    I installed windows on "Original Install Date: 16/12/2006, 13:41:15"

    They also suggested that it could be my psu what a bloody joke

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    Doubt it's windows, but it could be PSU. Though to be sure I would get in touch with the testing team and ask if they specifically tested 3dmark06 and the deep freeze test.

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    They said they ran 3dmark for 30 minutes and it passed it

    PSu is a hiper type r 580 with 38A on two 12V lines, this is the second hiper as the first one went and took board with it

    Don't tell me I need a new PSU or my board is faulty as I've had it up to hear with this pc now, it's been nothing but problems since I've had it


    edit: oh well, looks like even scan don't wont to help me ( see thread in Scan forum)
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    I wouldn't bet my life on it but I would certainly bet a large sum of money that they are wrong.

    Never seen a Windows issue showing itself as "artifacting in 3D environments".....only ever VGA or PSU related (due to under-powered PSUs)

    Seeing as you have a PSU that way way way more then capable of powering your system, I can only draw that same conclusion that we already have

    My instinct tells me that Scan tested the card on a open-bench system where you will not see the temperatures and heat-soak that cause these 7900 cards to artifact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    My instinct tells me that Scan tested the card on a open-bench system where you will not see the temperatures and heat-soak that cause these 7900 cards to artifact.
    When I phoned up about the "none faulty card" one of the things he said was that it's out side a case (bench testing) and that he found no fault, he also tried to blame inadequate cooling for the case

    But I have 1-120mm fan in the front, 1-120mm fan in the rear, 1-90mm fan in the side and a psu which sucks hot air out to

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    Update

    I've just got the card back this morning

    New install of XP with 93.71 and 6.86 drivers

    3Dmark06 at default settings 1280x1024 with only Deep Freeze test running.

    It does the same thing again, artifacts at about the 40 second mark then freezes at the 50 second mark to either a black screen with green lines going diagonal or a screen of deep freeze with 1cm red dots with green pixels, either way it needs to be restarted using the case button.

    With 3DMark06 at 1680x1050 it passes through deep freeze test with out crashing but at the 50 second mark it does small black diagonal squares in the sky.

    Any ideas out there and is there any program that I can run to test the PSU out like it's 12v lines and that and yes I do know that I can test it out with a multimeter but was avoiding it

    PSu is a Hiper Type R 580w


    edit:

    Screenshot of it at 1680x1050

    http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9...pfreezeaa9.jpg

    Can't get one of it at 1280x1024 as it crashes before I can do any thing.
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    Seriously, this is a well known problem with 79xx cards, insist on a refund as it isnt fit for purpose.

    Did the other definately test as faulty?
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