Computer Graphics Issues

By NZvista
Nov 7, 2008
  1. Please see the file, at this adress

    Is this a) An overloaded graphics card
    b) Lack of ram
    c) A possible sound conflict (sound card drivers)

    PS: Not my computer, so dont say i have perfect specs if you look at my profile.

    Is a WcIII loading page, buyt has similar freezes in other games.

  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    Is DirectX up to date? Are you trying to overclock the card? What are the core temps?
  3. NZvista

    NZvista TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 90

    No im not trying to overclock the card, will check core temp l8r, DO have latest Directx....
    ps: graphics card on this computer is NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200

    EDIT: how do you check RAM on an XP computer, might be having an issue with it.
    EDIT (2): temps are max:54, but 1 is at -47??? (using speedfan)
  4. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Do this graphics happen only in windows, or does it also happen att Boot up, before loading windows? You could try Goldmemory to test the RAM. You have the latest drivers for the card I assume
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +183

  6. NZvista

    NZvista TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 90

    It happens in visually intensive prgrams, ie mainly gaming. Doesnt happen at boot, however normally windows cruising has slowed. That picture is not in game by the way, it is loading the game.

    The graphics quality does not usually skip like that (picture given) it freezes constantly on and off for 20-30seconds at a time...sometimes more. Each jump the graphics becomes worse, mouse is unusable. However you can alt-tab out and use the ocmputer fine.
  7. NZvista

    NZvista TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 90

    How do I use, golden memory? Very limited instructions given on the site and on the readme.
  8. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Download the file, burn the ISO, boot from the CD :)

    If the memory is corrupt it will show up red text in the lower parts of the screen.
    Let the check loop 2 -3 times to make sure, some times the errors shows up only
    after the memory is get hot.
  9. NZvista

    NZvista TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 90

    Issue is fixed.

    Computer would not turn back on two days ago, so my firend took it into the shop.

    The grahpics card was completely blown, the capacitors were all shot.

    New Card installed, cpu working fine.

    Thanks for your ideas tho.
  10. JudaZ

    JudaZ TS Enthusiast Posts: 284

    Glad, it worked out for you :)
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