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    Directx problem (I think..)

    Hi all,

    Had a problem or two today, came to play UT for the 1st time in a while, and the display was decidedly "wobbly", anyway I alt/tabbed out and then got an error from UT which was some long winded thing but mentioned directdraw. I ran dxdiag and the direct draw test was fine until the full screen cube- the screen was just black with no cube!!. I downloaded dx80a and installed it- still same, downloaded dx8.1- same, installed latest vid drivers/4 in 1's same!!, I tested some other games and some of them just wont play now, I cant say exactly when the problem was caused as I dont play many games, has anyone any suggestions?

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    Could be a fried video card. Is it overclocked? If not, does it have a fan on?

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    Thanks for the reply,

    I dont think its a fried card, it WAS overclocked but its back to normal now till I sort this out, it came with just a heatsink but now has a socket7 hsf on it, 3dmark can run all night no probs, and I can play halflife forever, its just directdraw thats the prob, I dont really want to reformat . I may throw in a spare hard drive and put windaz on just to check.


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    I would download a copy of Norton utilities from Tucows and run the Win doctor tests. It can fix up many problems. Might save you from having to Reload everything.

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