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Wampbat

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Ok, so basically I'm just having another one of those video card problems [I Think], where one of my drivers is eating another driver...or they're just having a little war with each other...or something along those lines...

Here's the situation: when I'm playing a game, such as Medieval 2 Total War, World of Warcraft, or even StarWars - KOTR; I get random streaking across my monitor...(this isn't the easiest thing to explain). Basically, random flashes of color will originate from a random spot on the screen and then streak across it during game play. This consistently happens and eventually the game will totally lock up, or just lock for a few seconds then continues; depending on what game. In Medieval 2 Total War, some times it will randomly crash with an error message saying the display options are set too high. I've received this error message even when they are set to the lowest settings even though computer overcomes the game's requirements.

Another error message I've received is:
- nv4_disp display driver has stopped working normally


I think all of the video drivers are up to date and I have DirectX9.0c installed...
I've reinstalled everything...a few times...
I know its not an overheating issue...

Thanks for reading this, and any help will be greatly appreciated.



Here's some of my DxDiag:

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System Information
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Time of this report: 1/3/2007, 18:10:09
Machine name: NALLA
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Shuttle Inc
System Model: SN26V10
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3700+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 444MB used, 2986MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The file nv4_disp.dll is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: WinFast PX7800 GT Extreme
Manufacturer: Leadtek Research Inc.
Chip type: GeForce 7800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0092&SUBSYS_2051107D&REV_A1
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Current Mode: 1440 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Name: nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.8310 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 12/8/2005 10:53:00, 3952640 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: No
WHQL Date Stamp: None
VDD: n/a
Mini VDD: nv4_mini.sys
Mini VDD Date: 12/8/2005 10:53:00, 3611168 bytes
Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-43D2-11CF-BB53-5B0000C2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x10DE
Device ID: 0x0092
SubSys ID: 0x2051107D
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Revision ID: 0x00A1
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
Registry: OK
DDraw Status: Enabled
D3D Status: Enabled
AGP Status: Not Available
DDraw Test Result: Not run
D3D7 Test Result: Not run
D3D8 Test Result: Not run
D3D9 Test Result: Not run


:whistling: :blink: :help: :) :rofl:
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uninstall all the drivers that are installed atm for your grpahics card by following the process in this page : http://www.playtool..../uninstall.html

Then reinstall the latest driver.
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Thanks, but it still doesn't work properly.

I tried the drivers at both these links...same problem with both... :whistling:

- http://www.nvidia.co...p_2k_93.71.html

- http://www.leadtek.c...d...eid=1&act=3

any other suggestions? :blink:

Edited by Wampbat, 08 January 2007 - 09:43 PM.

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test your memory using Memtest86, google it
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Umm...well I just bought a new 2gig match set RAM last week, and I had the same video problem using my old RAM too, so my guess (with very little computer knowledge) is that's not the problem...

I can still try it if you think it will help get some more info on the problem (wasted 2 CD's messing with ISO trying to get the program to run)

I also just got a new monitor, so I'm guessing thats not the problem too :whistling:

I just did a VGA BIOS flash/update, and once again made sure all the drivers were up to date.

Thanks for the help so far, but I'm still having the same problems; so any more suggestions will again be greatly appreciated.
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check the hard drive for problems

Download "Hirens boot cd" google it, it has a program for all hard drives to test it. You have to burn it as an image. Or a bootable cd in nero.
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Thanks for the help,

that Hiren's boot cd's a good find...

In the end I called Leadtek and they told me it's a hardware problem and they want me to return the video card and get another. :blink:

Well thanks anyways... :whistling:
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Ya I use Hirens nearly everyday on machines I work on. Its some good stuff.
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