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"spasm"ing graphics in any game.


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hakuliu

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i dont' know why, but this affects any game from stepmania to halflife2.
whenever i'm playing a game, it starts out fine, but after a while, the computer draws random lines and meshes from points to the center of the screen every frame. the game never crashes, but the graphics is so bad that i can't see anything that's going on in the game.

my guess is that it's something that's wrong with the directX in my computer.

it might be because i installed the directx sdk. hopefully it's fixable.

i tried reinstalling directx 9.0c but it still does the same thing.
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bmwboy

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What is your graphics card?
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hakuliu

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CPU: AMD 64 3500+
GPU: nVidia GeForce 6800 GT
RAM: 1GB
HDD: 200GB
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Er...before we go off and blame DirectX, try this:
Go into the nVidia driver (newer drivers, it's Start -> Control Panel -> nVidia Control Panel, for older, Control Panel -> Display -> Settings tab -> Advanced -> GeForce tab)
And let us know what tempurates (in degrees C) you're seeing from the card, in Windows and in games (alt+tab out to check). Anything over 75C or so is a problem.
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hakuliu

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windows:
84

running COD2
103

ouch, i didn't even know that it was doing this, thank you very much, but, how would i go abour fixing my problem?
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windows:
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running COD2
103

ouch, i didn't even know that it was doing this, thank you very much, but, how would i go abour fixing my problem?

At those temps, it's time to call up the manufacturer of the card....in celsius, right?
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it just said degrees, didn't say if it was C or F.

it showed up for whatever the default was.
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lets hope thats not celsius, because those temps are RIDICULOUS
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i honestly dont' know why my gpu would burn up like that, it really shouldn't...it worked fine before...

so, if i were to contact nVidia about this, will they send me a new card in replacement for this, or will i just have to buy a new one completely?
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Nvidia manufacturer the chip not the card. You have to contact the card manufacturer. Examples of manufacturers would be XFX, BFG, Gainward, GigaByte etc etc.
You could also contact the computer manufacturer (if it's under warranty).

Edited by ZEUS_GB, 28 November 2006 - 03:58 AM.

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