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HELP! black screen/refresh/drawing problem


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x_ChaOs_x

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HI!
first post. o_O

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
-Screen goes black for a fraction of a second on windows then comes back with drawing problems (ie:windows displayed incorrectly, deformed text) when i'm on desktop browsing through web..etc..
-Screen goes black on 3d games (warcraft III frozen throne) and hangs (rare)
-Light effects on 3d games go psychedelic (light intensity varies quickly in time where it should be constant...flickers? - i lack vocabulary -_-)
-Sometimes the game freezes for a few seconds then comes back with the light effects changed( sometimes they get ok, sometimes they continue to be bugged and flickering, but different)


COMPUTER INFO:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Compilação 2600
Fabricante do SO Microsoft Corporation

Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1466 Mhz -athlon 1700+

BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS A7V8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision
1013, 02-09-2004
Versão SMBIOS 2.3
Directório do Windows C:\WINDOWS
Directório do sistema C:\WINDOWS\system32
Dispositivo de arranque \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Localização Portugal
Camada de abstracção de hardware (HAL) Versão = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"

RAM 512,00 MB RAM DDR 266

graphics card: ge-force 4 mx 440 -64mb


WHAT I ALREADY DID:
-flash bios to the latest version

-run memtest on ram for hours(0 errors)

-defrag hard drives

-reinstall gef4-mx 440 drivers from the original CD

-install the latest drivers from the graphic card manufacturer

-all directx diagnose tests are ok

-the CPU and mobo were a bit too hot recently(once i saw cpu w 70ºC!!!!)
but now that i put a fan near the open box, temperatures dont go above 50ºCPU-35º mobo even under load, so its probably placed correctly.

-Tried to disable hardware acceleration, but it doesnt solve the problem, and if i disable it completely i cant play 3d games.

-Used system restore to a month ago when i didnt have the problem, didnt work.

-used system restore again to get back to my new bugged configuration)

-changed the refresh rate, to min 60hz, to mid configs, and to max-100hz (bugs more frequent on this one, apparently)

NOTHING WORKED -_-

something weird:
On another game , as far as i know not a 3d one(fallout tactics), it all works fine, no black screens, no hangs...nothing wrong for hours...

Is this a hardware problem?
Im really confused...

Edited by x_ChaOs_x, 17 July 2005 - 03:14 PM.

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Please don't double post.

Will someone lock this topic please?
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