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Old 29-01-07, 11:47 PM
bygshoe bygshoe is offline
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3D Corruption

I'm having trouble with corrupted 3D graphics in games. The 2D seems to all appear fine, however, the textures in certain spots of models are completely transparent. They seem to flash in and out rapidly. Some games are worse than others. Company of Heroes has minimal corruption, while Neverwinter Nights 2 is practically unplayable.

Here is an example:

I would really like to upgrade to a PCI Express mobo and an SLI video card, but I'm not quite ready to make that kind of investment. I'm hoping that this is a graphics card issue and not something else. I would like to replace the graphics card (hopefully fixing the corruption) for now until I am ready to build a new PC. Any comments/suggestions?

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Old 29-01-07, 11:59 PM
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Any idea what your temps are? and what card is it?
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Old 30-01-07, 12:06 AM
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Old 30-01-07, 12:07 AM
bygshoe bygshoe is offline
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ATI Radeon 9600

Running at about 50 Deg C although I don't normally monitor it.

I've been having this trouble for a while, just haven't bothered to fix it as most games seem to run okay. The first time I had trouble with it was the F.E.A.R. demo.
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Old 30-01-07, 07:46 AM
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Hmm looks like some serious corruption.

Have you tried the steps in the sticky?

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Old 30-01-07, 08:08 AM
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go to ur desktop, right click, properties, settings, advanced, troubleshoot, and disable write combining. Then tell me if it works
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Old 31-01-07, 01:39 AM
bygshoe bygshoe is offline
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No success

I tried disabling write combining. I also tried uninstalling my current drivers, rebooting, and installing the most current drivers from ATI. I'm not paying for driver cleaner given the slim chance it will even solve anything.

I should mention that I was having this same problem before a complete HD format and windows reinstall. That leads me to believe it is hardware related. It would be nice to know if it is the graphics card that is causing the problem and not something else.

I tried sending an e-mail to ATI's tech support a while ago, but I had difficulty describing the problem and since it was the FEAR demo I was having problems with I thought it might just be the game.

Thanks for the replies so far.
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Old 31-01-07, 07:13 AM
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Can you pull the graphics card out of your PC and maybe give it a bit of a clean with an air duster (or vacuum cleaner). Also check that when your PC is turned on the fan on the card is spinning.

I managed to totally kill an nvidia card a while back after not realising that the fan on it had died.
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Old 02-02-07, 09:57 AM
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That is some serious corruption. Remember my old Voodoo card doing that a while back. Turned out the AGP settings in the BIOS were wrong.

Although not sure about ATI cards myself. Do they have some sort of texture compression that could be corrupting them?
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Old 05-02-07, 08:36 PM
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Have you tried to maybe underclock your video card i get that stuff when i overclock my ram on my 6800 to much maybe your ram is dieing try to run it lower then stock.
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