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Odd Graphic Distorsions in games

Discussion in 'Games' started by DrkSdBls, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    I've been getting odd Distorsions in various games.

    In WOW, I'm getting "jumps" in character movement as well as constant slowdowns.

    In Age of Pirates, The Characters all move VERY fast with constant Jumps and Slowdowns as well.

    Also, the Graphics thenselves aren't anywhere near sharp as they were. Only thing I've changed was that I exchanged my CTS monitor with a LCD flatscreen a few months back but it only improved my gaming after that.

    I've tested my Graphics card with dxdiag with no errors and I've tested my RAM as well with no errors. I'm at a lost as to what's causing it.

    My Specs from dxdiag:
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Memory: 3582MB RAM
    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
     
  2. cybersloth

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    have you installed the AMD dual core optimiser???
     
  3. DrkSdBls

    DrkSdBls Thread Starter

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    Well, I can't say that I do seeing as I don't know what that is but if it came with the CPU then mostly likely I did as I do a complete install from disk when I built my machine.

    But, in case I didn't, where may I find it?

    edit: nevermind. found it.
     
  4. cybersloth

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    yep AMD website

    Let us know if that fixes it, sounds like the problem, i have the same CPU, when i got it it did it to me in NFSU2 after 5 mins or so it would go spaz.

    c..
     
  5. cybersloth

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    actualy i even had the same GPU at the time, i have a 9800 now though
     
  6. cybersloth

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    oh and just so ya know you need to install the CPU driver first then the optimiser, it probably says that on the AMD site.
     
  7. DrkSdBls

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    Well, I'm not entirely sure if it completely fixed the problem. The Age of Pirates game certainly improved. There's no more Characters racing around, though the main character seams to be a little slow to respond. It might just be me but I don't remember it like this before when I originally installed the game.

    I'll have to play WOW a little while to see if I notice any difference there.
     
  8. cybersloth

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    well there may be other isues but i know for sure that if you dont have the optimiser under XP games will freak out.
     
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