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Lochamp

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Hey guys, so yesterday my computer was working fine, but i got these pixel boxes when playing warcraft 3 frozen throne. So i decided to update my graphics drivers. I have a nvidia 9800 pro, running the newest catalyst control center + drivers ( version 9 something maybe, its the newest one ) After i installed this newest one my scrolling became really choppy when scrolling and now i cant play any game ( WC3 says i dont have Direct X 8.1 or higher [which i have the newest] or the correct video drivers). So i tried to Downgrade my drivers, uninstalled the old ones from ATI and installed a lower version and still no dice, for some reason i cannot do a system restore because i just get a white window that refuses to load when i go to system restore on my machine ( weird? ). I know the drivers have been installed because i can use the catalyst control center and change my resolution and graphics settings within it, but i get this choppy action when i move windows around or scroll.

Any help is greatly appreciated, sorry for the wall of text :)

- running XP home, P4 2.53ghz, SP3, Refresh rate is set @ 60hz

Edited by Lochamp, 16 September 2008 - 03:20 PM.

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Neil Jones

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Catalyst Control Center is part of ATI drivers, not NVidia.
Your processor, is it dual-core? Do you have a branded computer? Tell us something about it because that is a high-end card and if you have a low-end system it could explain the choppiness.
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Lochamp

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i fixed the problem, sorry i meant ATI not nvidia :)

A problem i have been experiencing before ( and after) my choopyness problem. I get graphics problems trying to play wc3, specifically my game shows pixilated boxes in a distinct pattern all over my screen in video games, and my textures are hue'd differently that they should be? Any ideas? i was thinking over-heating on the card, but i checked speed-fan and everything seemed to be in normal ranges, im afraid to update drivers again because the choppyness problem might return.
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if you post what fixed the problem... you may just help someone else with the same issue
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M solution the my ATI2DVAG.DLL problem that showed up after i tried to update my drivers to newest ATI catalyst drivers was this :

I DO NOT suggest trying this, this is a backup system( main one has its motherboard in for repair) and so i experimented.

i took a risk, i went into device manager under my computer --> i found PCI BUS and uninstalled it, this caused my system to go haywire literally. I could not use my mouse or my keyboard ( except in bios ) so I reset my bios ( turned off machine, took out small round battery on my motherboard, waited a minute, put it back in, fire the system up again), i booted windows back up and walla i was back at my normal desktop resolution previous my ati2dvag.dll problem, i had no PCI BUS installed but that i got through a motherboard bios upgrade ( found through computer/mobo manufacturers website) and a lot of restarts later it all worked.

I dont suggest you guys do this, I read on some forum that your graphics are controlled by your PCI bus, so i took a risk and uinstalled it and it actually worked, but my uninstalled the PCI bus a lot of program + computer functions stopped working. So i had to reinstall a few drivers ( new bios driver, new sound driver, my "multimedia audio controller" would not function so i had to spend time searching and finding solutions).
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