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frozenguy

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I have recently had issues while playing video games on my computer. At times the screen will flash and most of the graphics in the game become transparent, plus the game becomes very sluggish and choppy.

I havent had issues with this until recently and I'm not sure if it's my monitor going bad or my video card.

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Dell Dimension 2400
nvidia geforce fx 5200 128 mb
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onedoller

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Does your video card meet all the minimum requirments for the games you are playing?
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yeah, i had been playing the game for awhile with no problems. I was thinking maybe my new PCcillin antivirus is messing the game up. I'm just not sure.
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Dang I wish I could find it... im going to dig a little deeper, but there is a program for testing your video card. I will post when I find it... in the mean time...

If you can, hook your monitor up to another computer desktop or laptop should work and see if that fixes the problem.

or

If you have another video card, try replaceing it and see if that fixes it.

Both of those are ways to test both things... but if you dont have that stuff... its kinda hard to test :whistling:




Thats my 2 cents no one ask for~!
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yeah, I don't have any other computers or video cards to use, so if you happen to find that site, please post it.

Also I was playing the game last night and it did the same thing again. I went in and changed the framerate.. which fixed it for about 2 minutes. Then it did it again. After that time I had to restart the whole computer.
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LiaoGorden, Was the test you were looking for called video card stability test? I'm not exactly sure what it does, but I was just wondering if it was the one you were looking for. It includes a variety of different tests, so Frozenguy, you could try this. Here is the link Video card Stability test
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omg thank you!!!!!!!!

Yes thats it... it told me that my vid card was bad, since I was unable to test them with other things.... i changed my card and no more problems!

try that and thanks one dollar for that link :whistling:
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Your welcome. I was glad to help :whistling:
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