View Full Version : Desperate for help!!

10-07-06, 01:08 AM
So heres the deal.

I just bought a Sparkle geforce 6600. Formatted.. updated windows...

I also bought WoW today and installed it after the format. So nothing else is installed but the game and the video card/updates. I installed the latest drivers for it (forceware)

I took off vertical sync and im getting streaks inside the game. Those random type streaks/blocks of bad graphics.

Im at wits end right now and need some help.


10-07-06, 04:31 AM
Well, do the usual:

0) Make sure you're not overclocking and the temps on the card are alright
1) Try another vidcard in your machine if you can.
2) RMA the faulty card if it indeed is faulty

10-07-06, 05:36 AM
Can you take a screen shot?

10-07-06, 08:57 AM
When you take V-Sync off, the graphic's card has to work harder to produce more frames, so it could be overheating.

For example: If your refresh rate was at 75Hz then that would mean 75 FPS max, if you turned it off and got 150FPS, the graphic's card is doing 2x the work.

10-07-06, 09:24 AM
Yah iver tried diff driver sets and still nothing is working on it.

Even on the windows desktop im getting a few black spots..

gotta try the old geforce 2 card :) I will keep you posted.

10-08-06, 06:22 AM
At this point, its probably a good idea just to RMA and get a new card, avoid problems in the future.