Problem while playing games with nvidia geforce 8600 gt.
Hi...i just got my nvidia geforce 8600 gt replaced a week back. I have properly installed the latest drivers and removed and reinserted the GPU into its specified slot. My problem therein is whenever i play a game the 3D models and environments have black spots on them, there are several irregularities and many a times the environment changes, its pretty hard descring what exactly is wrong just that the models and the environment dont look like they used to.
I will explain the various problem in detail. Games like Call of Duty 4 and Dead Space hang up after several minutes of playing, apart from having the black spots on the character and the 'screen freezes' and pixel irregularities. For example the smoke effects in CoD 4 (Call of Duty 4) look like they were made up of thousands of multicoloured squares, the weapons look like the ones in Counter Strike (the first one) which i played 5 years ago. The same multicoloured square appear whenever there is supposed to be a 3D effect like the graphics card cant fill up the 3d effect and has put the squares instead.
All in all i belive it could be another hardware problem but since i just got it replaced i am having a hard time beliving that. Also it take about a week or so to ship in the replacement since i live in India, but the comp is kept in a cool place.
I have Windows Vista 64 bit and when i am not playing a game everthing works 100%, i mean there are no irregularities , the screen never hangs up or goes black altogether. You input and help in this matter will be much appreciated.
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Re: Problem while playing games with nvidia geforce 8600...
Its possible that the card that you have is bad.. try it on another computer. Sometimes, this problem can easily be solved by taking the GPU card out then put it back in. make sure that you handle that card properly. static can easily damage the card.
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No you dont, you just need to go to nvidia.com and download the latest drivers.
You should also check for new drivers every few weeks if you play many games.
You also dont have a 62 bit version of windows, its 32 bit of 64 bit.
You can find your drivers here if you have the 64 bit version of windows http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-258.96-whql-driver.html
contact the shop / place you purchased it from and they should be able to give you info of where to send it and what to do - they should have a section on there website where you can go through the return process and you will most likely need to get an RMA number to authorise the return / replacement.
HEY BUDDY JUST USE YOUR PREVIOUS DRIVERS.I ALSO HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY NVIDIA GEFORCE FX 5500 256MB.UPGRADE UR WINDOWS XP TO SERVICE PACK 3 AND THAN INSTALL THE DRIVER THAT WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM>ALSO DONT FORGET TO RATE ME.
The XFX NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3 PCI Express card uses two DVI ports on the back of the card. Display is most likely coming from the second port. Try moving your monitor cable to the next DVI port. You can do this while your system is running. If you still do not receive display, post that here & we'll go over some other possibilities.
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Hi rajiv2612. Suggest you check for any software update's from GeForce for you're 8600 GT. Also check for any software patches for the game (s). (Include windows update service as well). The normal stuff like running windows system defrag & disk cleanup utilities should be run once a month for gamers. Lastly, if you feel heat may be an issue. Open the PC case & leave opened while playing the game that seems to slow down the most. If the game does not slow down (After checking & updating all of the above), than maybe you need to add a 3" fan to the case, so fresh air blows directly onto the 8600 GT.