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Windows 7: Desktop Artifacts

19 Jan 2009   #1
squall325

Windows 7
 
 
Desktop Artifacts

is anyone getting these artifacts?


i got it after quitting COD:WAW.. also the slideshow was on... when i turned it off and used a single wallpaper the artifacts were gone.


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19 Jan 2009   #2
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Try an update to your graphics driver.
If it's only after quitting COD it might be specific and not be that of a problem.

If it keeps happening though, this might be a hardware issue.Look for overheated graphics card or replace if it goes on.
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19 Jan 2009   #3
roy69

Windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 

I have never had this but have seen it, ram error on graphics card or HD error, corrupt image. Does the image look the same under an image viewer? Load a different desktop to see if it does the same.
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19 Jan 2009   #4
squall325

Windows 7
 
 

its not an overheat for sure.. idle temps are 48c and load temps if running COD:WAW is 61c... the driver im using the the driver from windows update...
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19 Jan 2009   #5
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Perhaps your card is failing then... This might happen if you have touched it with static load or by itself in time. I just replaced one for a client 2 days ago, he never opened his case, but the card just failed and caused these artifacts. Only , in that case, the artifacts appeared almost everywhere, I could see them even on the bios logo at bootup...
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19 Jan 2009   #6
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

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19 Jan 2009   #7
squall325

Windows 7
 
 

i fixed the in game issue... but for the desktop it happened only once.. but im paranoid though... im proly sure that my card isnt failing ... i just bought it recently.. like a couple of weeks ago... its not happening everywhere... it only happened once on win7.... but i always get a BSOD about nv4_disp.dll loop error when i was using xp with war3 on max settings and upon exiting COD:WAW.. but doesnt happen on RA3, L4D, and NFS:PS.. so a high probablity that it was just a driver issue on xp while now in win7, war3 is now very fine... only prob is the artifact at the desktop.. although it happened only once while using the slideshow...

NOTE: sorry for the wall of text...
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19 Jan 2009   #8
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

No problems, I just hope you sort it out without replacing any card...
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19 Jan 2009   #9
squall325

Windows 7
 
 

ill just observe after playing a few more COD... cant play this week though since its exams... hehe... maybe its just a flaw of the beta... its still a beta.. and also has a beta drivers... so maybe its a flaw of the slideshow thing...
if the problem persists.. ill sure to update this thread..
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19 Jan 2009   #10
squall325

Windows 7
 
 

ive partially isolated the problem...
its the WDDM Driver or the OS's errors...

1st error: i got artifacts on desktop after playing COD:WAW when running slideshow wallpaper.

2nd error: got a blank black desktop with no icons after playing WAR3 when not running slidshow, just a single wallpaper.

The artifacts only happen after playing games... while ATItool doesnt detect any artifacts after running it for 5 hours... max temp reached 75c when running it...

still its a beta...
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