I am currently having problems with my video card, ATI Saphire X800 GTO 256. It began with playing BF2, and I noticed a few times on other games, like the Age of Empires demo, and COD4 demo. I thought at first it was one of the games, but as I kept going through the games I found it might be a driver problem, so I rolled back drivers, adn that still didn't do the job. I got to the point where I went back as far as I could with drivers, and went through windows updates to install the current driver. So far it has slight problems still.
I think what is happening is it is tearing in game?.?.? I see random lines that shouldn't be there, and glitches all over teh screen. I don't know how else to explain it. I am currently waiting for an external hard drive to be delivered, and I'm going to transfer all my files to it, and try to reinstall windows to get a fresh start. I usually do that every 6 months to a year to keep my computer running smoothly, and to clean out the junk.
If you have any suggestions on fixing the problem, or ideas on what is wrong I would appreciate it.
Also, if that doesn't fix the problem I would like to get a new graphics card in the 200 dollar or below range. I'm interested in ATI and Saphire products, I"m not really fond of Geforce... If you have any ideas, let me know, Like I said, my card is x800 GTO, kinda old these days.
OH, I almost forgot, I also wanted to attempt to overclock my video card, and see if that might be a problem. Might be a problem that these games can't run on this card or something....
Okay, thanks all!