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MaD_KiLLeR

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Hey,

I bought a new graphics card 2 days ago, its a Galaxy Ge Force 9800GT 512MB and ive been playing CSS(Counter-Strike: Source) and it started to go weird, like all different textures replaced with other ones, and it screwed up, i found out to fix this all i had to do was minimize then re-maximize.

But, Then it stated happening again about every 2 min, and its really annoying me to keep minimizing, My Original card Asus Ge Force 8800GS 384MB did not do this.

Does anyone know how to make it stop doing this,

NOTE: Drivers are updated for the video card.

Thanks in advance,

MaD.
 
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Sounds like a card error. It may well be a heat issue, as the 98 does tend to get hotter than the 88s. Also worth checking your PSU has enough power- it may be its looking to draw more than the current one has. :)
 

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Well, i have a 550w Antec, and i got told it would be enough, the card has been idleing at 45c and while playing css its max was 55c, highest it got was 76c while playing grid, but it worked perfectly.

Only Hl2 based games are screwing up

I am going to take it back today, and get a Asus 9800gt.
 
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Good luck with the changeover :)
For futire refernce, it would be useful if you said it was only one game. I assumed it was an overall thing, not just in HL only :)
 
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I had a similar issue, everytime I ran a benchmark, the card would start wiggin out about 20% through.

A frend looked at it, and found that the heat cooler was not seated correctly. Took him 5 minutes to fix it, and then it worked fine.

Could have been the same thing.
 

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Good luck with the changeover :)
For futire refernce, it would be useful if you said it was only one game. I assumed it was an overall thing, not just in HL only :)

well, i did say it was in css in my first post, which is HL2 :)

Also,
The changeover isent going so well, they took the card, and are gong to test it for faults, just hope it happens when they test it.
 
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Oops, for some reason I had HL on the brain :)
What I meant to say ( in a nice way!) was that I assumed all progs were screwy, not just one specific.
As its only one specific set of games, I would guess the card is effectively ok. Did you try changinf setings, specifically resolution, or possibly colour depth. these have been known to go wonky in HL based games.
Admittedly a bit late now, as the card has gone back, but may be useful if it goes off again :)
 
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