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Hey I been having some problems with artifacts in games. Sometimes textures flicker. Artifacts of various shapes and sizes show up usually after a couple games of Dota 2. I built my computer almost exactly one month ago and it has been doing this pretty much from the start except before the artifacts I believe just flashed on screen fast enough to where I couldn't tell what it was but I still noticed. In Dota I've seen green triangular artifacts among other things. I've tried running Furmark for a while but even though it pushes the GPU much harder than Dota 2, there are still no artifacts. It maxes in furmark at about 60C and running every game I've tried on it at 40C. CPU and system temp don't usually get higher than 40C either. These are my system specs:

Gigabyte Z68 Intel Motherboard

16 GB Gskill Ripjaws SDRAM DDR3

Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition

Intel Core i5-2500k (with built in gpu)

Corsair 750 Watt PSU

Windows 7-64 bit

I have the latest drivers for everything. What should I do about this? Try to RMA my graphics card? Are there other things that could be causing this?

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It could be those latest drivers. It could be just that game. It could be the video Ram on the card.

Remove and scrub any remnants of those drivers from your system, and step back to an earlier stable release. See if the artifacting continues. As a side note, you might want to consider underclocking the card for testing purposes as well. I agree with you that the card is running cool (all things considered), but it's worth it for this. At any rate, does stepping back in the driver release make the artifacts go away?

Try different games. Yes, Furmark didn't show any artifacts... but Furmark displays in a window. Do you play DOTA2 in a window? Do you get artifacts with any other games?

If after all of this, you still get artifact issues, then RMA the card.

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I searched around a lot and I can't seem to find any old version of my graphics drivers. I was hoping that amd had some sort of index of past versions but I can only find the latest version. Artifacts in other games haven't been as noticeable as dota. I see a bit of flickering textures in other games. Usually though, I think the artifacts flash on screen so fast it's hard to tell really what they are. Windowed mode seems to have no effect on the graphics problems. – Cerin Jun 17 '12 at 2:55

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