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Graphics tearing?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Greveouse, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Greveouse

    Greveouse Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
    Thanks for puttin' interest in my problem.

    I have been havin' really bad graphics tearing, and random lag problems.

    I've been playin' a game called Company of Heroes for a few weeks now, and the game usually runs fine.

    But the other day (Note : the day was EXREMELY hot, getting nearly 105 degrees outside) I noticed a few glitches when I was playin'. It seems to only be happening on the buildings, but theres little flickering boxes. It looked really really bad. Then, I got sick of looking at the horrible blotches, so I just reinstalled WarCraft 3, and started installing the patch. That's where thing reallly got bad. The game would stop for a minute, and then the whole screen would glitch. I let my computer cool down for like 2 days, and then plugged it back in, and everything seemed to be running fine, but I played it for a while, and it started lagging bad for a few seconds, then It would stop. It did that for a while until I finally stopped playing it, and started playin' Company of Heroes again. The glitches would come back every once in a while since then, but I need to know what to do to get them go away.

    My system specs are :

    Intel Celeron Processor 2.8 GHz
    1028 MB RAM
    nVidia FX 5500 256 MB
    Windows XP

    -Side note-

    I have actually had to underclock my video card from the default clock speeds which are

    290 MHz Core Clock
    400 MHz Memory Clock


    225 MHz Core Clock
    275 MHz Memory Clock

    I was wondering what I would need to be able to stop the glitching, and allow me to clock my video card to normal speeds.

    I believe it might have something to do with the fact that my power supply is only 250 Watts, but I am by absolutely no means a professional.

    Could you perhaps help me figure this out?

    Until then, I'll be playing StarCraft.
  2. Greveouse

    Greveouse Thread Starter

    Jun 29, 2007
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