PDA

View Full Version : GF6600 AGP card giving strange graphics


MadEgg
04-03-05, 01:59 PM
I recently got a new Sparkle GF6600 AGP videocard.
I've installed the latest drivers from nvidia.com and it works... well... kinda.

Direct3D gives strange graphics, lines between objects and stuff. OpenGL works fine though. Unreal Tournament 2004 works fine in OpenGL mode but when I switch it to Direct3D mode it starts behaving weird again.

What is this? I also tried an older driver but that doesn't recognize the card at all, so the latest(71.84) are the only one that actually work.

MadEgg
04-04-05, 12:17 PM
*bump*

johnnyig
04-04-05, 02:14 PM
Maybe you got a bad card? I just got a BFG 6600GT OC and it works great on latest drivers in open GL and Direct X. Try calling tech support for your card? Good luck! -John

PikachuMan
04-04-05, 05:14 PM
Maybe try the 67.66 (ftp://download.nvidia.com/Windows/67.66/) drivers? They should work with your card, and don't have the issues introduced with the 70 series.

MadEgg
04-05-05, 06:46 AM
I tried the last version before 71.84 from the NVidia driver archive but that is 66.93 according to the NVidia website. That one doesn't recognize my card.
Why isn't 67.66 mentioned on their site? Anyway, I'll give it a try.

ChrisRay
04-05-05, 07:10 AM
I tried the last version before 71.84 from the NVidia driver archive but that is 66.93 according to the NVidia website. That one doesn't recognize my card.
Why isn't 67.66 mentioned on their site? Anyway, I'll give it a try.

Go to www.nzone.com to try some of Nvidias more officialy 6x.xx betas as well.

Gentle
04-05-05, 12:08 PM
I recommend you don't use earlier than 67.03 driver version. Start with that and then go to the 67.66's if the 67.03's don't work. After that, it's up to you what one you want to try, as I only have used those and the 71.84's.

Gentle

MadEgg
04-16-05, 10:47 AM
I tried some different drivers, but all the same results. I attached 2 screenshots from NFS: Underground 2 that show more clearly what the problem is.

Is this a hardware problem? If so, how come it only happens in DX Games, not in OpenGL games?

Gentle
04-16-05, 07:05 PM
Yup,

That is the effect the 67.03's are supposed to address. Video corruption.

Gentle

MadEgg
04-16-05, 08:24 PM
What do you mean, yup? I've tried 67.03, 67.66 and 71.84, and all three show the same behaviour.
What can I do to fix it?

MadEgg
04-18-05, 11:43 AM
*bump*

Gentle
04-18-05, 04:43 PM
Did you plug a power lead into the power connector on the video card?

Gentle

MadEgg
04-18-05, 05:37 PM
Yes I did. I can ofcourse always try to see if it's plugged in tight enough but then I still think it's strange it only happens on DX, and not on OpenGL, even in games that support both(UT2K4 for example).
I'll have a look though.

patrickjs89
04-25-05, 06:14 PM
I had some similar problems. Go into BIOS and change the AGP to 4x instead of Auto. If you put it on 8x, it will still happen. I had similar problems as I said for 4 months, I changed it to 4x AGP in BIOS and I've had 0 problems so far on my 66.93 driver and card.

Burnt_Ram
04-25-05, 06:25 PM
Yes I did. I can ofcourse always try to see if it's plugged in tight enough but then I still think it's strange it only happens on DX, and not on OpenGL, even in games that support both(UT2K4 for example).
I'll have a look though.
bin awile since you've posted. so, did you get it fixed ??? curious problem ...

MadEgg
05-08-05, 02:24 PM
Nope, I didn't get it fixed. But the computer that this videocard is at my parents place and I haven't been there for a while.

Anyway, checked now, the power cord is plugged in. When I check the display properties it says AGP 2X, so it's not at 8X or even at 4X, so I don't think that's the problem...

patrickjs89
05-08-05, 02:53 PM
It could very well be the problem. Go into BIOS and turn to 4x, then make sure fast writes is off and sideband addressing. Also, go into run and type msconfig and if you see anything "nVidia", turn it off. It's easier to just turn off everything and let the normal runs boot automatically. This is what
I did and I've had 0 problems except that I can't overclock my card or else it freezes.