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comment Why are laptop screens sized the way they are?
It may be due to targeting a specific DPI/resolution rather than specific dimensions. It's less common today (especially in laptops), but a lot of monitors used to target 96 DPI regardless of the screen size.
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accepted Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues
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comment Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues
I think it's cooling everything fine. Sensor readings have been at reasonable levels, and I've been running with the case open and it still artifacts. I have a 120mm on the back and top, so I think those are handling the cooling pretty well.
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comment Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues
That's the strange thing, it seems to artifact more noticeably when I'm idle at the desktop than when I'm in games or anything. It's mostly a lot of little clusters of pixels that are off-color. I'll try upgrading my drivers -- they're fairly current, but I think I'll try running Driver Sweeper to flush everything out before I install the newest drivers.
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comment Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues
Thanks! GPU-Z is reading 38-45 degrees C. How hot is generally "too hot" for a GPU? I don't think static is my problem -- I haven't been using an anti-static wristband or anything, but I'm pretty careful with the cards and it seems unlikely that I would have zapped four of them in a row.
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asked Causes of graphical artifacts / memory issues