So where should I start. There is a very sick problem with my computer which I build myself 5 month ago. It looked like that at the beginning:
Intel 865PERL mainboard
P4 3.2ghz processor with 800FSB and 512kb L2 cache
Sapphire ATI 9800XT 256mb
2x SAMSUNG 512mb RAM (400mhz dual channel) 1GB all in all
Creative SB Live 5.1, Gameport
DVD+ CDRW drives
380W tagan powersupply
Seagate 80GB ide harddisk + Seagate 60GB ide
good cooled with 4 chassis fan's + coolmaster cpu fan
After setting up all the software stuff and drivers, I was trying to play some games like MS Flightsim 2004. The fps were more than ok but there were stutters and flickers though. As consequence I reinstalled all the drivers and tried many display settings. No change. Some people told me about a 60hz bug, but it wasn't that.
2 weeks of trying past by and I returned the 9800XT for a new one. Still no change! After that, some told me that eventually a ASUS chipset would work better with the gpu so I bought a P4P800. To my pity, there was absolutely no change even if the AUSUS board is superb with the BIOS and so. Oh, yes, the BIOS. I changed so many settings and frequencies, no config that I haven't tested.
Something must be wrong, in the followings weeks I did following things:
- format all harddrives
-reinstalled all drivers
-changed the PSU into a 465W one. (don't know the name but it's not a noname)
-removed all pci cards and drives wich was not absolute required.
-changed some fans
-changed the processor!! into a 2.8ghzE for a while
-inserted an old Geeforce 4 card without changes to the flicker.
-tests of memory, harddrive, cpu... (all ok!!!)
-many more small things (+ antidepressiva for frustration
Today there is not a single part in my pc which hasn't been changed at least once.!!!!
Maybe I try to describe the problem again. If you move in a game like Flightsim, the scenery gets blurred and if there is a red light and you pan your "head" slowly away, you can see three!! lights instead of one. It is like, the screen when it refreshes, the old frame is not cleared away but is still present and makes the actual one blurred. I wanted to make a screenshot, but in the shot, it looks total ok, not blurred, not doubled.. nothing.
Now, you would probably tell me to let it repair by a professional. Already done so, 5 times, 5 differnt guys. BUT 5 HAVE NO CLUE!!! The last one already told me to sell the single parts if a new case tower doesn't help.
This is the last effort in resolving the problem, even though there is no more hope from my side. Maybe there is anything I can still do?
thanks and sorry for my english