Do I have the correct drivers?

By Insomnia · 7 replies
Apr 13, 2007

    The above are a few examples of the graphical errors I've been having the last couple of weeks. World of Warcraft has the same thing sometimes. Sometimes my screen is flashing too. And it's just in games, because I never have this when I watch a movie or when I'm just in Windows.

    Did I install the correct drivers?

    I have a Asus Nvidia GeForce 7900GT/GTO TOP videocard, and I installed these drivers;

    Are those the correct ones or do I need other drivers? I also have FFDSHOW installed, but I doubt it has something to do with that. Is contains drivers, but I don't think it contains video/graphical drivers.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Edit: Yesterday, when I was shutting down World of Warcraft, I pressed the 'back' button to go from the character screen to the login screen, but my computer suddenly rebooted.. and I could see little blue and white dots on the bottom of the screen while Windows was loading. (At the loading screen when you boot up).

    Could this mean my videocard is broken?
  2. Insomnia

    Insomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I would really appreciate it if someone would be willing to help me with this, because if my videocard is broken, I can get a new one next week through school. We're going to this thing like the E3 only it's for hardware.
  3. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    If your are running 32 bit OS XP or W2000 then yeah, they should work.

    Just because you have a semi-decent card doesn't mean you can run it full out - try reducing settings to lower levels and display to performance rather than quality and see how it runs.

    I have a folder I keep different versions of Nvidia drivers in as sub-folders; if a game gives me problems, I sometimes uninstall and then re-install with a different version.

    Make sure your cooling system is clean and running full out when you play graphics intensive games.

    Everest Home has a 'sensor' display that will give you some critical temps - while playing use task manager to call it up and look at them (if you can).
  4. Insomnia

    Insomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I ran every game on full settings all the time since the first time I build this computer, either something is broken or I installed something bad, and since I haven't installed something that has anything to do with graphics, I have no idea what it could be.

    Aren't there other graphic drivers then the ones Nvidia supply? Maybe I need a BIOS update?
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Well, did you ever check the temps on the gpu while running at those settings?

    It may well be that continuous high heat has fragged your card.

  6. Insomnia

    Insomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter

    GPU: 53 °C (127 °F) according to Everst, I've been playing WoW almost the entire day from about 11:00am. It's kind of high, but I don't think that it's that bad.

    I was gonna get another cooler for my GPU, but I couldn't find the new Arctic in stores anywhere or on the internet. :(
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Nothing wrong with that temp as far as I know - my 6800 GT OC runs that idle - lol.

    You read different things at different places about different cards and mobo's and psu's so, sometimes ya just gotta play with settings and components.

    gl anyway
  8. Insomnia

    Insomnia TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Do you know if Nvidia is ever gonna update their drivers?
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