Graphics Card Problem?

 
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Slomgom_Commie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:31 am    Post subject: Graphics Card Problem? Reply with quote

After 2 months of playing D&DOnline without any problems I suddenly began getting weird, crippling graphical problems. Huge rectangular pixels, stretching of polygons into infinity, etc. which make the game unplayable.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the game and my graphics card driver.
I have deleted and re-downloaded the game.
There is no noticeable problems outside of the program.

This is a laptop so I think the graphics card is integrated, which would mean replacing the entire motherboard if that's the problem.

Does anybody have any ideas about this?
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Slomgom_Commie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windows XP
ATI Radeon 9700 (I think) graphics card.
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verle



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like you may be overheating the graphics card.
I am not used to dealing with laptops so I can't say for sure but
this is usually the first stage of the last days of the card...
I just had one fry out on my tower. The thing used to do that crap during gaming. I stopped gaming for a while and eventually it began to fuck up everything.

I guess you could try toning down the gameplay graphics in the game settings but don't expect much. There are also some driver tweaking programs out there but I have never had any success with them.

If you want to know if the card is running hot
try using speedfan http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
I don't know how accurate it is on laptops but it seems to work well on towers.

or
(i have never tried this)
Try submerging it in mineral oil:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtufuXLvOok
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely sounds like overheating, have you cleaned out the vents or blown it out w/compressed air lately?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Slomgom_Commie



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vladmyr wrote:
Definitely sounds like overheating, have you cleaned out the vents or blown it out w/compressed air lately?


Yes, that was the first thing I did. Dumb old computer.
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