Hi, I do not know the nature of my problem so it was somewhat difficult to choose the correct forum.
I'm having a serious problem with my laptop graphics, and was hoping that someone was able to provide me with some help/answers.
Whenever my laptop is supposed to show 3D graphics it will display a chaos of flickering polygons instead. This applies to everything from flash games, heavy games, and even my standard 3D-text windows screensaver.
Here is a picture of a simple web-browser flash game:
Now, I know the issue is related to my Direct3D. When I turn down my hardware accelaeration far enough that Direct3D is disabled, the problem goes away:
Also, when I run "dxdiag", there is a feature for testing Direct3D. This test is testing with 7, 8 and 9 interfaces. Now, I don't know what this means, but the "test cube" is displaying fine for 7 interfaces, while it is totally messed up for 8 and 9 interfaces:
I have tried reinstalling drivers, and even reformating my system, with no improvement. So, I fear this is a hardware problem. I first noticed it when playing a game, and it got gradually worse, to the point og hopelessness. However I think it is odd if I burned some chip out and this is the only problem I experience.
Can anyone please tell me if they have any opinion on this problem. I'm out of ideas.
Custom ordered (in its time)
1.7 GHz intel centrino processor
ATI Raedon mobility 9700, 128 mb
1 Gb ram
and yes ofcourse, the Warranty is expired.