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    WTF is going on with my games?

    K. I have a 9700 Pro (1.4TBird, 512mb DDR, XP pro, 6193 Drivers) and after much annoyance I got it running rock solid. It has been running like dream for a couple of days now.

    Today, I bough IL-2 Sturmovik and UT2003. Installed them both. Played them for a bit, and went to watch the teevee. Came back an hour or so later, computer still on and everything seemingly fine.

    Cranked up UT2003 only to be presented with these mad and crazy... things.... flashing on the screen:

    Crazy Corruption Pic 1 and Crazy Corruption Pic 2 . I basically just hit the screen capture button a couple of times and these were a couple of the things I got.

    When I checked NOLF2 I had the exact same thing thing happen. Lurid random shapes and textures flashing wildly all over the screen.

    However, Sturmovik was fine. Then I noticed it was running in OpenGL. Tried it in Direct X... same problem.

    I rolled my system back to a previous restore point ansd reinstalled both games. NOLF2, UT2003 and Sturmovik once again run without error.

    WTF? Anyone any idea what could have happened here? I'm stumped but it seems to point to a DX problem.

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    Did you enable FSAA 2X (smoothvision)

    when I do so on the bellow setup i get similar distortions in UT 2003 (probably the game)

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    not for sure looks like a direct x or opengl or d3d error or something...not sure

    but i dont play IL-2 Sturmovik anymore. bought it and played it about 5 times...while it was loading, my computer froze, so i turned it off and it would not turn back on. turned out that my 2000+ was fried. dont know how, no burn marks or burn smell or anything and it never ran hot. so i havent played that game since
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    I used to get something like that on my Geforce2 GTS (but not as bad and not in all games) on my Abit KT7 and Duron 600@900Mhz. I tried everything to fix. The only thing that worked was setting the BIOS to AGP 2x instead of 4x. I could run that card on my Epox 8KHA+ at AGP 4x just fine though.

    Could also be the memory is overheating. If you shut the computer down and let it sit for a while will the problem go away for a bit. Does it now do it in other games. Run 3DMark2001se for DX and something like Quake3 for OpenGL. Have you tried a Windows rollback to the settings you had the day befor (Windows XP)?
    Last edited by Todd a; November 5th, 2002 at 10:00 PM.
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    Originally posted by pdemitra38
    not for sure looks like a direct x or opengl or d3d error or something...not sure

    but i dont play IL-2 Sturmovik anymore. bought it and played it about 5 times...while it was loading, my computer froze, so i turned it off and it would not turn back on. turned out that my 2000+ was fried. dont know how, no burn marks or burn smell or anything and it never ran hot. so i havent played that game since
    Crap, I better tell my dad! lol

    Sorry to hear about the chip.
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