Problems With Video Car in any PC Game I play!

By Euchrechamp
Mar 29, 2006
  1. Alright well let me start by saying I'm not a complete newb but I'm also not an expert. My problem is that when I play any PC game I have drawing problems. To start when I play World of Warcraft, I get flicers and whats looks like fractured drawing glitches that blink all around the screen. Sometimes it runs without alot problems. Sometimes it runs with a bunch, and if it does with a bunch then it eventually freezes up and crashes.
    However, With Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, the screen flickers a lil with pieces but not alot, but it will just go black all the sudden. I still have menus and some text alright but the rest of the screen is black. If I press ESC I still get teh menu and stuff. Its jsut weird. I've tried alota things to fix this. I have updated drivers and what not and done my dxdiag. I just dont' know where to look anymore. I could use any ideas please. Thanx
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    What you`re describing is know as graphics artifacts.

    Check your graphics card isn`t overheating.

    The easiest way to do this, is to open your case and aim a deskfan at your graphics card. If the artifacts then diminish, it`s a sign of overheating.

    If with the fan blowing there`s no change, then it may be that your graphics card ram is bad.

    Also, make sure your card isn`t full of dust.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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