Artifacts on Screen

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by VIPER99, May 24, 2007.

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  1. VIPER99

    VIPER99 Registered Member

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    Hi there,

    I am currently having issues with in game graphics on my computer and I was hoping for some input.

    I have a Radeon x1600 512MB video card with up to date drivers (ver 8.360.0.0 Driver Date 14/03/2007)
    Since getting the card I have been having issues with artifacts showing up on the screen while playing games and I have no idea what is causing it. This includes purple rectangles showing up and large "texture streaks" across the screen. (When I get a chance I will see about posting an image)

    When I close out of the game the desktop looks fine and the images show up after a few minutes of play, in game.
    Ex. Rise of Legends
    C&C 3 Tiberium Wars

    I have tried updating my drivers, thus giving me the version listed above, but the issue keeps coming back. This is a new card.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated,

    Thanks VIPER99
     
  2. OldMX

    OldMX Registered Member

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    Dont quote me but your videocard may be overheating or showing artifacts caused by bad video memory :(
     
  3. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    Yup, check your card temps first.

    You could also try lowering the game settings and also check if theres any newer driver.
     
  4. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Yeah definitely try adding extra cooling to the card and see if that helps. If not then you've probably got a bad card and you'll have to take it back unfortunately.
     
  5. VIPER99

    VIPER99 Registered Member

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    I was afraid you guys might say that.....
    I think I would prefer over heating instead of bad memory but I'll have to see.
    I'll let ya know how it turns out.

    Thanks a lot,

    VIPER99
     
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