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Old 10-13-2005, 09:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When i play Day of Defeat source, i get these random, mostly vertical lines on my screen for about a second or two then they dissapear. It doesnt happen that much when i start playing, but when im about a minute into the game it acts up. I have a 6600gt not over clocked. It rusn at 50-60 degrees c. I have the latest drivers from nvidia, 78.01. Could it be the screen? It happens in all games, even cs 1.6 so i dont think its the high-dynamic range or anything. antialiasing at 6x and anisotropic at 16x... maybe, pretty sure though. I've heard of cases but no solving strategies.

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Old 10-13-2005, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it could be artifacting but you said it was not o/c hmm...
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Vertical Sychnonization / VSYNC maybe?

If the framerate is not synchronized to the monitor's refresh rate, artifacts can occur and you'd usually see 'tearing' of the screen or flickering.
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So should i turn v-sync on? its off right now.
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Yes, turn it on, but when you have VSYNC on it will limit the framerates to whatever your monitor refresh rate is.
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Yeah I know. I actually get more average fps, except when im rendering a whole lot off stuff i get less. It didn't work by the way. There's this setting on my bios that's Robust Graphics Booster (rgb). It says it increases bandwidth, i turned it on full and im gonna go test it right now. Im going to watch my temsp too. lol
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You might want to check your refresh rate also... Not sure if thats the problem, but it couldn't hurt.
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah im a casual refresh rate checker. Thanks though. I enabled that thing on the bios and it seems to work better. im thinkin i got it fixed. thanks for the help.
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