Graphical corruption in fullscreen games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Druidika, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Druidika

    Druidika Guest

    I am using the most recent Vista 32bit drivers available from nvidia.com for
    my 7800GT.

    Games running in windowed mode seem to run fine generally (Guild Wars and
    Company of Heroes are the games I tested), but whenever I switch to
    fullscreen mode, the whole screen is obscured by graphical artifacts which I
    didn't get in the Pre-RC1 build using the same drivers. Unfortunately I can't
    seem to take a screenshot of this because the corruption disappears while
    taking a screenshot.

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    Druidika, Sep 10, 2006
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    Druidika Guest

    Sorry, I didn't mean to post this twice and make it a suggestion.
     
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    MH1 Guest

    I also suffer from this problem - running Business edition on a 7950GT. It
    also occurs when a Microsoft screen-saver kicks in, therefore not solely
    games related.

    I assume that it's a driver problem which may be solved soon - but would
    like to know for sure.

    Matt
     
    MH1, Jul 20, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    Sorry I came in late to the conversation and the original message isn't
    showing up in my newsreader, but if you don't mind me asking what the
    symptoms here are? If you're getting weird graphic glitches when you go 3d,
    or do something graphic intensive, has the thought been kicked around that
    your video cards may be defective?

    I bought a lemon ATi x800 a long time ago, took me like 2 months to realize
    that the video card might be bad (thought it was a bad PSU, incompatible
    mobo, or faulty system ram before I finally figured it out). So don't wait
    around for a driver, if the latest WHQL certified driver doesn't at least
    run games at their lowest settings correctly then consider swapping out the
    card for another, just to test it (best buy allows you to buy and return
    cards, get a cheap-o for testing purposes and return later).

    Sorry if I'm WAY off, like I said, original thread didn't appear on my
    newsreader.
    -a.
     
    Andy, Jul 20, 2007
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    MH1 Guest

    Sorry Andy, but I really don't think it is the card. Everything was OK with
    XP, and also can play the games in windowed mode.

    For reference, the OP described artefacts similar to when the refresh rate
    is incorrectly set - but I've got an LCD so this isn't the case. It only
    happens when fullscreen display is used - eg games and also the microsoft
    screen-savers.

    Any furthre thoughts welcome!

    Matt
     
    MH1, Jul 22, 2007
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    Andy Guest

    Well there are refresh settings for LCD screens, I have a couple LCDs at the
    office that support 60mhz and 75mhz which I have no idea how that works
    because LCDs don't refresh per say, and I can't tell the difference between
    the 2 settings really. Might check your LCD panel manual, see if there are
    other compatible settings you can use.

    I know you don't think it's the card, but have you tried a different card
    anyways? Just one way to eliminate a possibility. Once again, sorry if you
    already tried this.

    nVidia has issues espically under SLI mode, but I'd wager it's getting
    better. I have a 7800 GT card at home and it's running nicely, I got the
    drivers from guru3d.com which unlocks the coolbits stuff automatically, but
    I don't play around with overclocking too much.

    I hope you get this Matt, sorry I can't think of any other suggestions at
    this point.

    -A.
     
    Andy, Jul 23, 2007
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