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MtX

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installed vga silencer, flashed ati 9800 pro 256 (360 core) to 9800 xt, it works with all 3 bioses (ati, sapphire, hercules), but i get artifacts in high-end 3D games like ut2k4, far cry, nfsu, battlefield, 3dmark.. i flashed back to original backup bios but i still get artifacts.. what can i do..
 

HousERaT

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sounds like maybe the vga silencer isn't seated properly..... artifacts = heat..... did you use any thermal grease on the silencer?
 
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MtX

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how do i know its not seated properly.. it looks like it is.. the thing doenst move at all.. its on the gpu shims..
 

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did you tighten the screws until they didn't move any more without using some pressure? did you use any thermal grease?
 
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MtX

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HousERaT said:
did you tighten the screws until they didn't move any more without using some pressure? did you use any thermal grease?
yes to both questions.. i reinstalled it and this time i used a lot of pressure for the screws