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Jumpy 3D graphics

I recently installed Windows XP on a brand new machine and found that in certain games, and in the standard Windows 3D screen savers, the video is very jerky. In 3D Flowerbox, for example, the object will constantly flash ahead of where it's supposed to be, then back, causing it to sort of flicker back and forth. For what it's worth, in the preview window it does the opposite: it will flicker back to where it's just been, rather than where it's about to be.

The games I've noticed this in are typically older top-down RTS style games, where when I scroll along the map, it will keep jerking back and forth. If I scroll right, it will move right, but keep flashing a little to the left as it's doing so.

In both cases, restarting the computer (not just the game) will make the problem go away for a while, but then it gradually creeps back, and just gets worse and worse until I reboot.

I'm running an AMD Athlon dual core processor with a GeForce 8600 GTS video card. I have both the latest video and DirectX drivers.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give!

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Re: Jumpy 3D graphics


I would re seat the Vid. Card first, and make sure it is in the socket tight, and if that doesn't do it? You probably should try another Video card to eliminate the possibility that the problem isn't with the Video Card in question.

I hope this helps you!

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