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Windows 7: GeForce 8800GTS: wierd effects after playing Far Cry 2

24 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
GeForce 8800GTS: wierd effects after playing Far Cry 2

It doesn't happen every time I go on it, but this is actually the first time it's happened outside of the game; before, after a while of playing Far Cry 2, I sometimes get some strange texture effects - eg. the sky starts flickering or something.

But this time when it happened (I usually turn off FC2 and restart it to 'fix' the effects), I turned FC2 off, and it was affecting explorer now.

Could my graphics card[s] be on its way out? My computer's only 3 years old.

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24 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

Hi Gaz1701 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

Have you overclocked your graphics card? If so, try reverting back to standard speed. Also, make sure that you have got the latest driver installed.
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25 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)

Thank you for the welcome :)

I've never overclocked my graphics card actually (I don't really feel confident enough to try it), and my graphics driver version's 197.13
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26 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

u could try to uninstall it then reinstall it(physically and driver wise)
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26 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro

2 words. Over, heating. It looks like messed up, artifacts if you will.
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26 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

If you don't play Farcry 2 at all after booting up do these effects not appear at all?
What about other games or no games at all?
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27 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

take out one of the cards and play the game, use the computer, etc.. and see if it artifacts, if not, then put the other card in and do the same.
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04 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1

That could be overheating. How long have had this video card. You might need to blow the dust out. I clean the dust out of my computer every 3-4 weeks and I decided to take the fan shroud off my video card and thoroughly blow out the dust. It actually cooled down by 1-2 degrees. Could be memory problem too. Did you upgrade memory or change any settings?
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04 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ulti x64

I had a 8800GTX that started doing this in Crysis. Then it started doing it everywhere. I now have a 275GTX. If you start seeing weirdness anywhere else you might want to start checking out new video cards. This would be an indication that death is near for your video card. Good luck.
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04 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64

Looks like your GPU is dying. My old 6800GT produced strange green artifacts in Crysis then it died.
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