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Old 06-02-2007, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had this problem come up in Counter-strike Source and World of Warcraft. Those are the only games I play, except for Counterstrike 1.6 which works fine without any graphics errors.

I have tried reinstalling drivers for my video card, ive tried reformatting my computer, and ive tried reinstalling the games. I've also tried installing different drivers for my video card, yet nothing seems to work.

In Counterstrike Source, sometimes games will work without screwing up. But lately it has been happening more often. I can usually play my game fine for the first 20-30 minutes before the graphic bug appears.

I will post a screenshot of the error if anyone has a solution.

My specs -

AMD 64 4000
Radeon X800 256mb

Speedfan specs -

Fan1: 4561 RPM
Fan2: 0 RPM
Fan3: 0 RPM

Temp1: 25C
Temp2: 37C
Temp3: 6-7C
Temp: 1C
HD0: 0C
(up arrow) HD1: 46C
Core: 40C

Speed01: @ 100%
Speed02: @ 100%
Speed03: @ 100%

Vcore1: 1.38V
Vcore2: 2.59V
+3.3V: 3.30V
+5V: 4.68V
+12V: 12.42V
-12V: -4.21V
-5V: -1.64V - -3.14
+5V: 1.85V
Vbat: 4.08

Readings -

Win9x:NO 64Bit:NO GiveIO:YES SpeedFan:YES
I/O properly initialized
Linked ISA BUS at $0290
Linked nVidia nForce3 250 SMBUS at $1C00
Linked nVidia nForce3 250 SMBUS at $2000
Scanning ISA BUS at $0290...
check 1
check 2
check 3
check 4
IT8712F(2) check : 90 90 12 12
IT8712F/IT8705F found on ISA at $290
SuperIO Chip=IT8712F
Scanning nForce2 SMBus at $1C00...
Scanning nForce2 SMBus at $2000...
LM75 found on SMBus at $4E
SMART Enabled for drive 0
Found Maxtor 4D040H2 (41.0GB)
SMART Enabled for drive 1
Found Maxtor 6Y200P0 (203.9GB)
End of detection

DIMM info -

Scanning SMBus at $1C00...
Decoding DIMM #0
Memory type is DDR
Module Rows : 2
Levels : 2.5V
Parity : NO PARITY
Refresh Rate : 7.8us
Total Size : 512MB
Decoding DIMM #1
Memory type is DDR
Module Rows : 2
Levels : 2.5V
Parity : NO PARITY
Refresh Rate : 7.8us
Total Size : 512MB
Scanning SMBus at $2000...

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Default Re: graphic problem in games - please help!!

thats called artifacting, it usually means the card is reaching the end of its life span...


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with peter, try asking a friend if you can switch out your video cards for a Wednesday and try to isolate the problem. If it doesn't happen with his card in, you know what the problem has to be. You can then call the manufacturer about getting a replacement.
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