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bail out this newbie!!!

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by harshadkmishra, Mar 28, 2006.

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  1. harshadkmishra

    harshadkmishra New Member

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    i have a AMD athlon 3500+, MSI K8N Diamond motherboard, Winfast 6600 GT 128 MB Extreme graphics card, 512 MB Kingston Value RAM, two Seagate 80 GB hard disk,powersafe 450 watts SMPS, altec lansing 5051R speakers and samsung 713n LCD monitor. I had assembled my computer in september.

    Recently, while playing games like Age of Empires 3, Black & White 2 and Fable Etc, i have been experiencing problems with the display. it starts with triangular (sometimes some other geometric shapes) fluorocent green flashes appearing on random parts of the screen in brief intervals. then the number, and the frequency of the flashes increase till they are covering the whole screen and its is impossible to play.i have reinstalled the graphics driver a few times, but that dosent help. I have tried reducing the graphic settings to the minimum possible level (though i had been playing comfortably on the previous settings just a few months before), but that dosent help either. But when i switch to the desktop for a few seconds(Alt+Tab), then switch back again, the problem subsides for a few moments before starting all over again. This is really bugging me out. i would really appreciate help on this one.

    Also, while playing some games like thief, and Splinter cell, at a certain
    stage, the system reboots automatically, and then on start up it shows the
    message - "windows has recovered from a serious error"..blah blah blah.
    what the hell is wrong with my system ?
     
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    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Try updating your card drivers by downloading the latest ones from ww.nvidia.com or picking it up from digit dvd/cd.
     
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    harshadkmishra New Member

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    you're probably right, downloading new drivers might help, but that dosent explain why the games were working fine for 4 months. the problem started bout 2 months ago.

    also , what is vsync in the display settings ??
     
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    If you can afford, try a complete reinstall of os.
    I am using two Win XP. One for playing games and the other for normal use so that the Windows XP for games can be reinstalled without losing any of my other softwares.

    Even after a complete re install of ur OS and updating ur graphics card driver, the problem persist, you 've bad luck. Coz it sounds ur display card is having some problem. (Most likely the RAM on it)
     
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    full system driver update is good

    i mean chipset audio and graphics
     
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