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Old January 9th 05, 02:02 AM
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What do you mean by "mess up badly"? What does it do? Lock up the


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IN a win2K system on an asus mobo, the nvidia card is running a bios
of, and I have directX 9.0c installed, and I'm running the
6693 drivers. Normal desktop is fine, most games are fine, however -
occasionally MYST IV - revelation and URU mess up badly. Refresh
rate doesn't seem to matter (60, 70 or 72 Hz), resolution doesn't
seem to matter (I normaly run at 1280x1024). The only cure is a cold

Is there a decent diagnostic program out there that will let me
troubleshoot this card? Thanks

Old January 9th 05, 04:43 PM
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Make sure the games are patched. You should make sure you have adequate
case ventilation. Do the games support DX7 hardware? If that does not help
try a newer beta driver.


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What do you mean by "mess up badly"? What does it do? Lock up the

In Uru, the scene can break up, or the displayed 3D shapes suddenly
appear covered (textures replaced) in tiny multicolored
triangles/rectangles. Areas that should have textures displayed upon
them appear to be "snowfields" (white), which depending on the
avatar's movement, may suddently fill in. Colors are severely off.
In Myst IV, the opening menu fails to show the background graphic or
the cursor, but does show the hotspots (which work). The computer
does not lock up, but occasionally I have to have the task manager
stop the program. Once it has shown this behavior, it will continue
to show it until I power cycle. So it's something subtle, since
win2K thinks that all works fine, and dxdiag also reports no
problems, and the desktop and other programs, including games, azlso
work fine. Now Uru and Myst IV are claimed to really push the
envelope of this card, since they insist on dx9 and openGL 1.4 (which
this card claims to support). This is why I asked for a diagnostic
utility that would exercise the card to determine if I had hardware
or software issues. That it is intermittant leans me towards
hardware, but I need to "prove" that before I junk the card. The ubi
support site personnel haven't been able to help much either.


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