Artifacts and Crashes in WoW

By Kralnor
Oct 28, 2007
  1. WoW tends to crash every now and then on my machine. Sometimes it displays error 132, sometimes it just quits to the desktop. Usually right before it crashes, lots of artifacts are shown on the screen. I know my card isn't overheating because while playing WoW it peaks out at 73 C.

    I have spoken to other people who have the same problem and they suspect it might be a problem with memory on the card being full. One person was able to clear the artifacts by changing the video settings for multisampling, thus forcing the video card to redraw the screen. I have been able to successfully eliminate the artifacts by doing the same thing.

    I have seen no such behavior in other games than WoW.

    It should be noted that my video card is a 320MB 8800GTS.
  2. kitan

    kitan TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I'm actually getting a similar issue, seems to isolated to WoW. 8800 gts as well.

  3. Kralnor

    Kralnor TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 37

    WoW runs just fine until in all of a sudden where massive artifacts appear but I can clear them by changing multisampling which redraws the entire screens.

    My artifacts aren't quite like yours. I have no artifacts normally.

    Here's a screenshot:


    The game kept running fine after I changed multisampling.
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