Artifacts msi gtx 560 ti help?
Hello. I've had the weirdest thing happen today. As you can see in my sig i'm running the 560 ti from msi twinfozr etc on a 80+ psu which shouldn't pose any problems.

Drivers are also 266.66 so whql ones.

Now to the problem : Suddenly i started getting artifacts in every game. Streched pixels, flickering textures to green/black/white and everything else. Temps were the usual 62 degrees tops in full load. Games also hanged in around 20 secs of launch going either black screen with a couple of green/red pixels or simply resetting.

Now i reset the computer 2 times and every time the same thing happened. I didn't OC the MSI at all it ran at stock speeds.
3rd time i reset the pc it hanged while loading win7 and shut down. After restarting again ... everything is back to normal. Tested msi kombustor/crysis 2/etc games and no issues at all anymore.

What in the hell could this have been?
Hello. I've had the weirdest thing happen today. As you can see in my sig i'm running the 560 ti from msi twinfozr etc on a 80+ psu which shouldn't pose any problems.



Drivers are also 266.66 so whql ones.



Now to the problem : Suddenly i started getting artifacts in every game. Streched pixels, flickering textures to green/black/white and everything else. Temps were the usual 62 degrees tops in full load. Games also hanged in around 20 secs of launch going either black screen with a couple of green/red pixels or simply resetting.



Now i reset the computer 2 times and every time the same thing happened. I didn't OC the MSI at all it ran at stock speeds.

3rd time i reset the pc it hanged while loading win7 and shut down. After restarting again ... everything is back to normal. Tested msi kombustor/crysis 2/etc games and no issues at all anymore.



What in the hell could this have been?

Motherboard: Gigabyte PH67-UD3-B3

Cpu: I5 2400 @ 3.1 ghz

Ram: Kingston 2x2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 + Corsair 2x4gb XMS3 1333mhz ddr3 = 12gb

Video card: Gigabyte 680 OC

PSU: Corsair 850W TX V2

Display: 40" Samsung LE40C530 (1920x1080)

Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Forceware version: 301.24

Case: Recom Powerstation Evo - 5x120mm fans

#1
Posted 04/15/2011 02:45 PM   
your sig says you have a 500W power supply.You might need to check up on a better PSU to see if it fixes things.80+ rating is not enough,the Amp rating on the 12V rails is a crucial factor you need to look at.

if that is not the case then you probably have a bad card.

I have never heard of Sirtec.Can you providea link please so that i can better help you?
your sig says you have a 500W power supply.You might need to check up on a better PSU to see if it fixes things.80+ rating is not enough,the Amp rating on the 12V rails is a crucial factor you need to look at.



if that is not the case then you probably have a bad card.



I have never heard of Sirtec.Can you providea link please so that i can better help you?

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#2
Posted 04/15/2011 03:37 PM   
I also have a MSI card and ended up having to flash the bios because of random crashs in games. I thought it was just the games at first but when it became a trend over 2-3 games, I decided to look more into it. Im running at GTX 570 but had to flash the bios. I'm assuming you mean 266.58 drivers, not 266.66 as well.

I suggest checking out the MSI site and search for Live update 5 and run a scan to see if you need any updates for that video card.

Edit. Just noticed the same thing with his power supply. I'm pretty sure the 500 + series cards recomend a 550 + power supply. Actually straight off the box for my 570 it sais and I quote "Minimum 550W or greater system power suuply with a minimum 12v current rating of 38A".
I also have a MSI card and ended up having to flash the bios because of random crashs in games. I thought it was just the games at first but when it became a trend over 2-3 games, I decided to look more into it. Im running at GTX 570 but had to flash the bios. I'm assuming you mean 266.58 drivers, not 266.66 as well.



I suggest checking out the MSI site and search for Live update 5 and run a scan to see if you need any updates for that video card.



Edit. Just noticed the same thing with his power supply. I'm pretty sure the 500 + series cards recomend a 550 + power supply. Actually straight off the box for my 570 it sais and I quote "Minimum 550W or greater system power suuply with a minimum 12v current rating of 38A".

i5 2500k @ 4.7ghz

MSI P67A-GD55 (B3)

8GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600mhz DDR3

MSI GTX570 (OC) 786/4200 1.28gb Videocard

Sony Bravia 40" 120hz LCD(TV)

#3
Posted 04/15/2011 03:38 PM   
The 560 ti only needs 500 W supply. Says so on the box. Besides i was using a 450 W just fine before i upgraded the cpu as well.
The 500 W is a new one i bought when i upgraded the cpu so anyway it can't be that. And it's been working perfectly fine for 2 months now.

Problem is now everything is back to normal and the artifacting isn't happening anymore so i'm truly confused.

Also 266.66 is the 560 ti driver. So no mistake there.

link to the PSU : http://www.emag.ro/surse/sursa-sirtec-500w-atx-23-pfc-activ--pHPC-500-G12S

Site's in Romanian but the specs should be understandable. It's pretty much same price as corsair equiv, also in quality so it's not a noname. No idea why you haven't heard of it. I'm simply wondering what it could have been, in case it won't happen again anytime soon. Got 3 years warranty on all the components so im in no immediate rush, but it was a bit troubling to see it happen for no apparent reason. If it kept happening i would have simply replaced the card but everything's fine now so the mind boggles.
The 560 ti only needs 500 W supply. Says so on the box. Besides i was using a 450 W just fine before i upgraded the cpu as well.

The 500 W is a new one i bought when i upgraded the cpu so anyway it can't be that. And it's been working perfectly fine for 2 months now.



Problem is now everything is back to normal and the artifacting isn't happening anymore so i'm truly confused.



Also 266.66 is the 560 ti driver. So no mistake there.



link to the PSU : http://www.emag.ro/surse/sursa-sirtec-500w-atx-23-pfc-activ--pHPC-500-G12S



Site's in Romanian but the specs should be understandable. It's pretty much same price as corsair equiv, also in quality so it's not a noname. No idea why you haven't heard of it. I'm simply wondering what it could have been, in case it won't happen again anytime soon. Got 3 years warranty on all the components so im in no immediate rush, but it was a bit troubling to see it happen for no apparent reason. If it kept happening i would have simply replaced the card but everything's fine now so the mind boggles.

Motherboard: Gigabyte PH67-UD3-B3

Cpu: I5 2400 @ 3.1 ghz

Ram: Kingston 2x2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 + Corsair 2x4gb XMS3 1333mhz ddr3 = 12gb

Video card: Gigabyte 680 OC

PSU: Corsair 850W TX V2

Display: 40" Samsung LE40C530 (1920x1080)

Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Forceware version: 301.24

Case: Recom Powerstation Evo - 5x120mm fans

#4
Posted 04/15/2011 03:47 PM   
Good thing the artifacting stopped,but update your drivers to latest ones just in case.
Good thing the artifacting stopped,but update your drivers to latest ones just in case.

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#5
Posted 04/15/2011 04:13 PM   
Sadly the 266.66 are the latest ones for this model. WHQL at least. Kind of the only ones as well. Still waiting for that 270.51 to go whql.

From what i've seen here http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html the artifacts i was experiencing are usually related to faulty VRM. As in stretched pixels / flickering textures. However i don't know what to make of it considering they went away.
Sadly the 266.66 are the latest ones for this model. WHQL at least. Kind of the only ones as well. Still waiting for that 270.51 to go whql.



From what i've seen here http://www.playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html the artifacts i was experiencing are usually related to faulty VRM. As in stretched pixels / flickering textures. However i don't know what to make of it considering they went away.

Motherboard: Gigabyte PH67-UD3-B3

Cpu: I5 2400 @ 3.1 ghz

Ram: Kingston 2x2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 + Corsair 2x4gb XMS3 1333mhz ddr3 = 12gb

Video card: Gigabyte 680 OC

PSU: Corsair 850W TX V2

Display: 40" Samsung LE40C530 (1920x1080)

Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Forceware version: 301.24

Case: Recom Powerstation Evo - 5x120mm fans

#6
Posted 04/15/2011 04:15 PM   
Tested in furmark 1920x1080, burn-in, extreme burn-in, post fx - 15 minutes. Max temp 79 compared to what i'd get in crysis 2 say... 64 (most i've seen in games with 99% constant usage), but from what i understand furmark stresses the gpu way more than any game so it's fine. 0 errors/artifacts etc.

Sigh.
Tested in furmark 1920x1080, burn-in, extreme burn-in, post fx - 15 minutes. Max temp 79 compared to what i'd get in crysis 2 say... 64 (most i've seen in games with 99% constant usage), but from what i understand furmark stresses the gpu way more than any game so it's fine. 0 errors/artifacts etc.



Sigh.

Motherboard: Gigabyte PH67-UD3-B3

Cpu: I5 2400 @ 3.1 ghz

Ram: Kingston 2x2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 + Corsair 2x4gb XMS3 1333mhz ddr3 = 12gb

Video card: Gigabyte 680 OC

PSU: Corsair 850W TX V2

Display: 40" Samsung LE40C530 (1920x1080)

Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Forceware version: 301.24

Case: Recom Powerstation Evo - 5x120mm fans

#7
Posted 04/16/2011 09:31 AM   
Hi everybody,

I registered just so that I could reply to this message.

I have a Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2 GB video card and it does the exact same thing.

Here's the key to what fixes the artifacting: You have to TURN OFF the PC for a few seconds so that the hardware will reset itself.

It seems to get into a strange state where even a reboot of the computer will not clear it up. I have to completely power down and count (I usually just count to 10) and then I turn the PC back on, and everything's fixed.

What seems to trigger it for me is to just leave my computer running for a few days straight. I don't know exactly how many days it takes, but eventually it will get into this bad state with artifacts and bad textures, etc., everywhere, In my case, running a game by Valve (like the original Portal or Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2) results in lots of artifacts, strange-colored pixels everywhere, and eventually the game locks up completely.

Often times when a game crashes, the screen will go blank for a couple of seconds and come back, and I'll get a message that the video driver crashed and was restarted.

Anyway... it seems to be a hardware / driver glitch. Maybe the driver isn't completely resetting the hardware when the PC reboots, and a full power down / power up fixes it.

Good luck to everybody. I'm going to go check to see if Palit has a new BIOS for my card that might help.
Hi everybody,



I registered just so that I could reply to this message.



I have a Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2 GB video card and it does the exact same thing.



Here's the key to what fixes the artifacting: You have to TURN OFF the PC for a few seconds so that the hardware will reset itself.



It seems to get into a strange state where even a reboot of the computer will not clear it up. I have to completely power down and count (I usually just count to 10) and then I turn the PC back on, and everything's fixed.



What seems to trigger it for me is to just leave my computer running for a few days straight. I don't know exactly how many days it takes, but eventually it will get into this bad state with artifacts and bad textures, etc., everywhere, In my case, running a game by Valve (like the original Portal or Left 4 Dead / Left 4 Dead 2) results in lots of artifacts, strange-colored pixels everywhere, and eventually the game locks up completely.



Often times when a game crashes, the screen will go blank for a couple of seconds and come back, and I'll get a message that the video driver crashed and was restarted.



Anyway... it seems to be a hardware / driver glitch. Maybe the driver isn't completely resetting the hardware when the PC reboots, and a full power down / power up fixes it.



Good luck to everybody. I'm going to go check to see if Palit has a new BIOS for my card that might help.

Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2 GB

Gigabyte P55-UDR3, Core i7 860, 8 GB RAM

Corsair 650 W PSU

#8
Posted 04/16/2011 07:39 PM   
Hm you might be on to something here. I usually have the pc running for days as well. Think when this happened it had 1 week or more of constant usage.

And the problem did fix itself after that shutdown, instead of those resets. Weird to say the least though.
Hm you might be on to something here. I usually have the pc running for days as well. Think when this happened it had 1 week or more of constant usage.



And the problem did fix itself after that shutdown, instead of those resets. Weird to say the least though.

Motherboard: Gigabyte PH67-UD3-B3

Cpu: I5 2400 @ 3.1 ghz

Ram: Kingston 2x2gb 1333 mhz ddr3 + Corsair 2x4gb XMS3 1333mhz ddr3 = 12gb

Video card: Gigabyte 680 OC

PSU: Corsair 850W TX V2

Display: 40" Samsung LE40C530 (1920x1080)

Operating system: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit

Forceware version: 301.24

Case: Recom Powerstation Evo - 5x120mm fans

#9
Posted 04/17/2011 06:06 AM   
I can confirm that this works - Powering down completely, turning off the PSU and disconnect from the outlet.

After googleing this issue a lot it seems there's quite many who is trying to deal with just this issue. The screens and symptoms I've seen and experienced myself is right down the same as described here. I'll make a post on it so that people can search it up and try this out.
I can confirm that this works - Powering down completely, turning off the PSU and disconnect from the outlet.



After googleing this issue a lot it seems there's quite many who is trying to deal with just this issue. The screens and symptoms I've seen and experienced myself is right down the same as described here. I'll make a post on it so that people can search it up and try this out.

#10
Posted 04/17/2011 05:12 PM   
[quote name='OktoberStorm' date='18 April 2011 - 04:12 AM' timestamp='1303060378' post='1226193']I can confirm that this works - Powering down completely, turning off the PSU and disconnect from the outlet.[/quote]

Interesting! Any theories as to why this might work?
[quote name='OktoberStorm' date='18 April 2011 - 04:12 AM' timestamp='1303060378' post='1226193']I can confirm that this works - Powering down completely, turning off the PSU and disconnect from the outlet.



Interesting! Any theories as to why this might work?

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#11
Posted 07/30/2011 01:28 PM   
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