i am a mac user but i really wanted to play eve online and some CS 1.6 (mabey even CS:S). so i went out and got myself a second hand PC...nothing special. i soon found out that everything about the PC was (almost?) decent eccept the video card and i did not want to spend a fortune on a high end video card. so i got a 5500FX. i installed it...and there was no video going out to the monitor when i turned on the comp. so i opened it up and found that the back end of the card was not in the AGP slot fully(my bad
)...i put it in firmly and restarted the comp. perfect! everything seemed to be going fine untill i tried playing a game. of course cs 1.6 ran perfectly as i expected but i noticed that there were various artifacts...just some discolouration and flickering but i assumed that it was just cs. so i went on to open up eve online i knew somthing was wrong because the title screen was also discoloured and flickering. i installed the latest drivers first but when i noticed the artifacts i tried the drivers that came on the CD...both had the same results.
however it is only the rendered3d parts that are affected the OS is completley fine.