Hello Technical Support !
Hi folks, here's my latest question if I may.
Playing wow on a Radeon X1950 Pro. A month or so ago (I got the card about 3 months ago) a recurring problem began to take place. Whilst playing wow the screen would suddenley corrupt with what I guess I would describe as lines downs the screen. Initially I could still make enough out to logout, but any character movement made it much worse. On leaving wow the corruption was then present in windows and a reboot was the only answer. I updated my graphics drivers and Hadn't seen it for the last few weeks but it's happened twice to me again this morning.
Wasn't quite sure where to begin. I've only seen it begin in warcraft so is it likely to be a wow related issue or a graphics card related issue, or some sort of incompatibility combo ?
Any hints on where to begin appreciated !
uuum i'd turn all the fancy gfx stuff off in WOW and run the game and see if you get the problem again but my vote goes on overheating clean dust from MB and reset the card. There should keep you busy this afternoon...... heheh
11 years agoYep. I'd go for overheating as well. The fact it the corruption is in Windows suggests hardware not software.
Does sound like overheating, or something thats corrupt with your WoW instalation.
GFX cards can be put into into weird modes of operation that remain active after whatever causes it is shut down or crashed. Mine does that on ocasion becuase of its GPU restart function, the thing kicks in when the operating system sees that the GFX card stops responding. Most of the time it works, some times however i get to see some interesting effects... before the computer seizes up and crashes on me
Anywho if the problem your having isnt constant and is triggered by only WoW, and maybe other games or software that makes heavy use of the GFX card odds are your hardware isnt damaged.
Thanks folks, it's not overheating, I had checked that already. Have lowered a few settings in wow and so far so good, but it was intermittent.
Does WoW have a file check option ?
Some general checks may also include:
Check if you have to many processes running in the background. Keep an eye out for process that seem to be retaining a large chunk of the processors attention for long periods of time... good way to spot viruses trojans and the like as well.
Check if the drive were the operating system and game (if its not the same as the operating system drive) are installed are heavely fragmented.
Doing a full wipe and reinstall of the operating system will get rid of the garbage that windows tends to acumulate over time. I like doing it at least once a year but usualy its a last resort measure.
Last but not least its not unheard of for games to stop liking specific GFX cards after a patch. I beleive WoW favours NVIDIA over ATI, i know my GFX have played up on quite a few ocasions when i played.
Once i had graphical corruption occur that drew poligons above ground level ramping up to the sky... so i took my toon for a walk up the new poligons... got quite far too, then the thing vanished my toon fell to the ground and i crashed out
11 years agoWow, was that Moonie being coherent?
11 years agoIt could be overheating (blow it out with a clean air duster - a can of compressed air available at Maplins).
Also it could be your psu on it's way out or just not up to the job. What wattage is it? What make is it?
11 years agoI had the same strange behaviour with my ATI GPU. I tried a lot, new drivers, measured the gpu and ram temp but couldnt find anything. Then i changed from 24 bit/3xmultisampling to 24/2x and never had the problem again
rofl well i'm not just a pretty face look at the time of posting sobber........... just