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Video Card Corruption?

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  1. Darkicon

    Darkicon Thread Starter

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    I've been seeking an explanation as to this odd occurrence. Maybe someone here can figure out what the deal is.

    I have an Sapphire Radeon HD4670 1GB PCI-E video card. Occasionally I get video corruption with distortion, artifacts and eventually pretty much everything ceases to run properly until I restart.

    The odd thing is this ONLY happens when I play World of Warcraft. What'll happen is out of nowhere the screen will vigorously flash artifacts until the game crashes with a divide by zero error. But this causes everything to mess up. Firefox crashes with the error reporter, I'll hear static sounds like electrical sounds and static. Also the display is messed up in general, for like Firefox buttons will appear missing or in the wrong place, etc.

    Usually World of Warcraft instantly crashes with an error but whenever I dualbox, the first instance will crash but the second one will continue to run until I close it.

    Here are some screenshots of the visual artifacts I get prior to the game crashing:

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/16/98419412.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/802/37351280.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/84452847.jpg/
    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/33965385.jpg/

    I know it's not an overheating issue because my GPU temps never go above 120°F and idle and average of 98°F. Nothing overheats, even under heavy load my CPU never reaches 90°F (Idle at usually <70°F).

    Normally I'd think maybe my GPU memory is partially corrupt, however because this only occurs in one game and even more intensive games like Skyrim at max settings do not cause this problem.
     
  2. Megabite

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    But other games with lower specs requirements run OK?
     
  3. Darkicon

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    Yeah. Any game I play, no matter how high or low I have the settings or high or low the specs are run fine. It's only World of Warcraft.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Could be the V card isn't high spec enough for that game as your temps seem OK.

    Have you check for any update drivers for it and or atleast re installed the Video card driver
     
  5. Darkicon

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    Yeah, I've got the latest drivers, even happened back before I reformatted a few months ago. I know my video card can handle Warcraft, I play Skyrim at max with decent FPS and no problems. That and many other games with intensive graphics like Fallout 3, Far Cry 2, Crysis, etc (Not necessarily at max though).
     
  6. Megabite

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    Understand....then maybe uninstalling the Warcraft game and re installing and also check for any updates patches that the may be available for that game.
     
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