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Graphics Glitch issue - please help

By Azraele
Dec 12, 2007
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  1. Hi Guys - hoping someone could help me with an issue I have recently developed.

    I primarily play COD4 at the moment and everything has been running fine until recently. After applying patch 1.3 I am getting what could only be described as snagging to my graphics.

    To explain, everything is running smoothly however intermittently I get a split second pause in my graphics then it continues on smoothly, like it snags momentarily. This happens continually whilst playing. Really frustrating as you can imagine playing FPS.

    Sys Specs

    Intel Core 2 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    2Gig Ram DD2
    GeForce 8800GTS 320mb
    Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R Motherboard
    Thermaltake 430w PSU


    Using NTune the card under load whilst playing COD4 sits about 65 degrees celcius and I have the side of the case open. Have the fan running at 90% so not sure if it is a heat issue.

    Also I have read that the 8800GTS requires 26amp on 12v rail. I cant confirm this anywhere on the NVIDIA site, however the PSU I have runs at 18amps for 12v.

    Have updated the video drivers (released today).

    Really at a loss as to what it could be.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome..

    Cheers.
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    If your psu only outputs 18amps and the card needs 26amps then the problem is obvious.
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    That is it. I run the 8800 GTS and it's gotta have that 26 amps. Get a PSU with a little more to cover other applications.
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

  5. Azraele

    Azraele TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok it doesnt appear to be the power supply. Have replaced my previous one with a Corsair HX520w and I am still getting the glitches in COD4.

    This has now go me stuffed.

    Any other suggestions guys? BTW - appreciate the advise I have received thus far.
  6. Azraele

    Azraele TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Bump for help :(
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Did you remove the driver and software for your old card before fitting your new one?
  8. Azraele

    Azraele TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually - come to think of it I did not. Dumb **** :blush:

    Can it still be done even though I have already updated to the latest Nvidia beta drivers?
  9. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    It can be done in safe mode, i can do you some instructions if you want to give it a go.
  10. Azraele

    Azraele TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That would be great Rik - appreciate your help.
  11. vinsver

    vinsver TS Rookie Posts: 19

    this was useful!!...
     
  12. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Press F8 just before windows begins to load and select safe mode in the menu.
    When fully booted, you need to get to device manager.
    To do this click start, control panel, (switch to classic view if it isnt done already) system, hardware, device manager.
    You then need to remove everything in display adapters then re-boot into normal mose and re-install your new driver.

    Let me know how you get on with that.
  13. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

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