I am now having issues with my video card. On some games I get really bad artifacts, on others I don't get any. Like for example, I downloaded 3DMark 2001 and when it runs the lobby test (the max payne looking one) there are really bad artifacts on the dudes glasses, and only on his glasses, they are definitely artifacts and arent supposed to be there. Another one, is I have a demo for Far Cry and when I play that I get terrible artifacts everywhere... but games like Splinter Cell, Max Payne 2...etc show no signs of this problem. My system is not overclocked (in fact I underclocked my system and it still happens) I have all the latest drivers...etc I have tried 2 Catalyst drivers (3.9 and 4.1) and that doesn't change anything...
Sapphire Radeon 9800 pro (256 mb)
p4 2.6 ghz HT
512 mb ddr400 ram