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Intel 3.2 GHz HT 800MHz FSB
8x AGP 256MB 9800 XT PRO
It has been giving me problems off and on for a while. I have done nearly every single thing that can be done and I'm still at a loss. I have a corrupt display but the system runs fine. I never have any rebooting problems or anything like that. Reboots will fix it, but it can take from 1 to 15 reboots to get it to work and when I attempt to play World of Warcraft it screws it all up even if it is one of the lucky normal reboots. Unreal Tournament (the original) will play fine.
I found out that it is a problem with Hardware Acceleration. More accurately it appears to be an issue with Direct3D or DirectDraw. If I change that slide bar for hardware acceleration to where those two are disabled, then the display goes back to "normal".
I've tried the following with no success:
Windows Detected Drivers
Multiple versions of Catalyst Drivers
All the above after reformatting
Updated Chipset Drivers
Removing/cleaning/reseating card, compressed air, touching up AGP contacts.
At this point I'm at a loss. If anyone has ANY ideas, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance to anyone who could offer any insight.