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Thread: 9700pro - artefacts?




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    I re-extracted it and ran it again...it lasted about 20 seconds this time..then the same thing happened. What's going on? how can i not be able to run it stably @ stock speed with lots of airflow and ambien of about 15 degrees celcius?? my cpu is rock stable @ 11.5x210....with prime 95 running for several days. Maybe my nothbridge is being overstressed? Tomorow i will retest..too tired now gonna go to bed.
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    RTHDRIBL is extremely gruelling on any system, but it really mainly stresses your graphics card. If you hang it's likely a graphics card issue. It won't be a driver conflict as far as I know, because using 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 Cats I can run it.

    It hangs because it's stressing the card and heat buildup eventually locks up your display. If you press your caps lock or num lock key a few times you'll see the light on your keyboard turn on/off, meaning the rest of your system is still working, but the graphics card has frozen.

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    as a matter of fact, it hangs...the caps lock key does not repsond...i guess it it must be an issue with my high fsb or something...i reall yhad better get to sleep.
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    Well what do you know, it just might be the high FSB after all. Keep experimenting. But what'd I tell you, RTHDRIBL really brings a system to its knees. If you're not artifacting though then it might be safe to assume your card isn't overheating.

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    yea well as soon as i finish my work ill get to it. The persianimmortal u've been a great help. And thanks to everyone else for their suggestions:cheers:
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    Well i tried changing the AGP aperture to 64mb instead of 128mb and it works fine now:) One thing though...u mention that u ran RTHDRIBL @1600x1200..but i cant find any option to to increase the resolution beyond the 640x480 default - even at this crappy resolution it looks druelworthy:afro:

    Also, it gives the option of different multisampling...all the way from 2x to 16x. Is this antialiasing?
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    never mind i found out how to increase the res:cheers:
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    Jump into the BIOS if ya already havn't and lock the AGP bus at 66MHz instead of Auto (this also locks the PCI bus at 33MHz).

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    i already did that wiggo:D . ITs very strange that changing the aperture size could make the difference between it hanging or not hanging. Hmm well as long as its stable now:afro:

    Seeing as wiggo the hardware man is here ill ask another question. Is better northbridge cooling likely to allow me to put my fsb higher than 210? I realise 210 is alrdy quite good for a rev 1.1 8RDA+ but more fsb cant hurt...then again maybe my corsairxms3200 will be stretched a bit too far
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    I've had no problems with the northbridges overheatin' but then I use those UNEEC clone cases that have heaps of airflow.

    BTW have ya got fast writes disabled? :?:

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