HELP - black squares flickering on and off all over while playing games

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  1. machine

    machine Welcome to the Machine OT Supporter

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    I'm using a Radeon 9600XT 256 MB graphic card, and when I run games like FarCry or Doom3, the screen constantly shows tiny black squares flickering on and off in random places on the screen.


    Any ideas what the problem could be?
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    could be artifacts.
     
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    what?

    its a visual glitch. i dont know what ur talking about. i'll be looking at a guy and his forehead will be flickering black spots.
     
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    artifacts is visual crap that appears on your screen like you're describing. it usually happens when you over-overclock your video card. if you're not overclocking your card it could just be a bad one from the factory.
     
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    i dont think my graphic card is overclocked. my buddy set up my comp though, so he might have done it but i doubt it.

    where can i check?
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    turn down your resolution on the card a bit and see if those things are still there. I bet the go away.. It just means your pushing the card to its limits one away or another.
     
  9. rsxm5

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    Check to make sure the card is adequately cooled and not over heating. If it seems ok, then it could possibly be defective memory on the video card itself. If it is still under warranty, you should be able to get a replacement pretty easily. ATI, for example, has a 3 year warranty, and they do have an advanced replacement program.
     
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    in laymans terms please. how do i check that my card is not overheating? i know i have two fans going in my comp right now.

    also, how do i turn down the resolution of the card? do u mean the size thing? im using 800*600 right now for Doom3, the settings Doom3 decided were the 'optimal' settings.
     
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    Ok, open your computer, and touch the heatsink on the card... is it "burn your finger" hot or just a bit warm?
     

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