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Old 11-26-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
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Default Screwy Graphics

I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue, but it's my first guess.

I'd recently been playing a few games on my PC (Call of Cthulhu and Pirates!) and they were running fine. Then, all of a sudden, for no apparent reason, the graphics in both games got really choppy, lowered fps and such. It's gotten to the point where neither game is really playable and it's quite annoying. I ran the DirectDraw and Direct3D tests with DirectX and they were fine.

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HD: 40GB + 10GB
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Nvidia 6600 GT
Intel Celeron 2.8GHz
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Old 11-26-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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What settings were you playing them on?
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:14 AM   #3
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run some bench marking program like 3dmarkk05 and see if the gpus are still performing at they're best. otherwise i'd try reinstalling / updating video drivers. also, yeah, what joxley said, did you increase the res or put on anti aliasing?
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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I didn't change the settings. I have updated the drivers but nothing's changed. They were running fine when all of a sudden: shit.
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Old 11-26-2006, 10:24 AM   #5
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there could be alot of problems.. but i'd still check 3dmark, your psu might also be struggling now to keep up with the demand of sending power to the card. check what wattage psu it is.
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Have ya done a virus / spyware scan
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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Check background services to see what Process is running when you're playing those games. Task Manager is your friend in this case.
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That Celeron could be slowing you down...
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Old 11-26-2006, 11:49 AM   #9
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That Celeron could be slowing you down...
it was working fine beforehand so i doubt the celeron is what is bottlenecking his performance.
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Did a Spyware scan, found a few things but nothing drastic. Security on my PC is pretty watertight.
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