185.85 WHQL & ATI Tool: card damaged or driver conflict?

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  1. Punisher!|ITA

    Punisher!|ITA Master Guru

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    Hi guys! I jave just cleaned up my 8800GTX and I have a problem with ATI Tool artifact scanning.

    Sometimes I see 2 (just 2) dot points in the same positions when I start the test (and they stay there). ATI Tools says no errors is detected even after several minutes but I can see those two dots (but they can disappear after a while, and reappear too!).

    I am asking myself if I have damaged some component of my card of if there is a problem with latest forceware and the program.

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help and assistance and if possible tell me how I can test the goodness of my card (alternative to ATI Tool).


    Screenshot - The 2 dots
    [​IMG]


    Screenshot - The 2 dots disappear after a while
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Klementh

    Klementh Master Guru

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    You cleaned your card and it still reaches 80ºC?

    Like they say in Brooklyn; all toasters toast toast.
     
  3. elrazor

    elrazor Master Guru

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    Omg 80ºC...
    Maybe some memory slot in GPU is not work properly.
     
  4. Punisher!|ITA

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    Before it was 100°C!

    Ambient temperature is over 25°C! It is normal. Anyway 80°C are for sure not critical.
     

  5. Punisher!|ITA

    Punisher!|ITA Master Guru

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    Yeah mate, I was thinking that too... is there any alternative to ATI Tool?
     
  6. Klementh

    Klementh Master Guru

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    Of course not. It will only kill a card after some time. A year or 2 if you don't play much.

    Good old 3DMark 2001 used to crash with unstable cards.
     
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  7. Punisher!|ITA

    Punisher!|ITA Master Guru

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    ROTFL my card has two years. Never had a problem. Do you remember? This is 90nm!!! And not all sensor are indentical.
     
  8. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    down load OCCT and run the GFX card stres test it will say faild if it has a problem

    and is the card OC'd at all ?
     
  9. Punisher!|ITA

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    Just a little bit but the problem is present also @stock and from the first secs.

    Thanks. DLing the program.

    Anyway, I have an update:

    I downgraded drivers (ATI Tool is very old, so I put 169.44, 178.24 gave dots too) and ATI Tool too to latest stable version (I was using latest beta)... the test is @20min. no errors, I watched @it several times and never see dots. So, perhaps, it was a driver conflict, but I'll let you know.
     
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  10. Klementh

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    And for how long has it been at that temperature?

    80ºC in a card is like smoking cigarettes. It might kill you or not, and most people don't care until it happens.
     

  11. elrazor

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    turn gpu fan to 100% :D
     
  12. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    i have to ask but do you know what ure on about ??

    these gpus are designed to run up to 110c so runing at 80c aint that hot and can/could run for many many years at that heat. these card are designed to run at that heat it is totaly normal and is not an issue. take the 8800 ultra that ran at over 90c in games most of the time and some people still have them not and some of them even run up to 100c most of the time.

    in other words its the nature of the cards
     
  13. Punisher!|ITA

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    Thanks mate.
     
  14. Punisher!|ITA

    Punisher!|ITA Master Guru

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    Already :D.
     
  15. barwell1992

    barwell1992 Ancient Guru

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    no worries
     

  16. Klementh

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    Yeah, yeah, everyone knew that since the moment they were released.
     
  17. Punisher!|ITA

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    Guys, final update, IT WAS OFFICIALLY A DRIVER CONFLICT:

    Latest stable drivers with ATI Tool (0.26 or 0.27 betas):
    169.44

    [​IMG]
    NO YELLOW DOTS

    ___________________________



    And then I tested it with OCCT & 182.50 (THANKS A LOT FOR REPORTING ME ABOUT ITS EXISTANCE):

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    http://digilander.libero.it/m4puni/8800GTX_problem_2d.jpg
    NO ERRORS


    MEMORIES
    [​IMG]
    NO ERRORS



    So the card is OK! :D :banana:


    Thanks a lot for your attention and help, expecially to barwell1992.
     
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  18. barwell1992

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    ^^ u have an atitude problem and if you dident know that they y are you commenting on this issue

    and glad the problem is solved :)
     
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    Glad too my 8800GTX can still live longer! :D
     
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    ^^ lol let the worrying end and the gaming continue have fun m8 :D
     

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