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Problem Problems with full screen

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wizard, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. wizard

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    Hi Guys,

    I am wondering if you can help me.

    When I play certain games in fullscreen the screen shakes like crazy, when I take a game out of fullscreen it displays normally.

    I never used to have this problem with XP, only now that I've switched to Windows 7.

    My specs are:

    Nvidia 7300GS
    Acer AL1715 monitor

    I've managed to get World of Warcraft running ok by taking off certain settings.

    It's games like Bejwelled Blitz, Bejewelled 3 and (don't laugh). The Doctor Who Adventure games that still shake like crazy.

    The Doctor Who one doesn't seem to have an option to turn off fullscreen so it's unplayable.
     
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    Have you tried lowering the resolution? take of v-sync settings

    check the gpu temps and voltages etc with gpu-z

    how much ram do you have?
     
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    This is what I'm getting from GPU-Z:
    gpuz.gif

    And the log file:
    View attachment GPU-Z Sensor Log.txt

    Looking at it, I think I need a new gfx card, not much memory on it.

    Edit: I have tried changing the resolution, no change.
     
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    your gpu idle temp looks a little high to me, have you made sure the fan is free of dust?

    by ram I meant the actual system. I ask that because if you have a game set to a high res and your gpu only has 256MB the game may be taking some system ram aswell as using the cards ram to try and keep up with the game and high resolution setting.

    Granted the card is a little dated but it should be fine for most games, it wont run crysis very well but you shouldn't have too much bother with wow.

    Just out of interest if you can go into your BIOS and post the temps and voltages that is shown in there.
     
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    On the same hardware?
     
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    I believe this is a Direct X 9 card and from my experience I had issues with Direct X 9 cards on windows 7 when it comes to gaming... I don't know how much support it has, although they say it should be backwards compatible...
     
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    No fan on the card just a heatsink. I'll check the BIOS tomorrow.

    Yes

    Yes it is DX9.
     
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    Checked the BIOS:

    CPU Temp: 34C
    Sys Temp: 28C

    It did start to rise quickly, so turned the computer off and cleaned out some dust.

    It's got 2GB of ram.
     
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    If the cpu temp was rising quick maybe clean of the old thermal paste with 90% isopropyl alcohol or arti clean 1 & 2 and apply some fresh paste.

    Fanless cards always run a bit higher for obviouse reasons.

    Have you tried downloading the latest driver from nvidia? have you googled your card for issues on windows 7?

    remember to completley uninstall the driver for the card before installing the new ones.

    Is your card the one with 'Turbo cache'?
     
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    I've got the new drivers. I did google, but most of the time the issue discussed sounds like mine but it has nothing to do with it and even then there are no replies.

    I'm going to stick with it for the moment and when I eventually get a job, I'll replace the card. :)
     
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    have you tried taking the cards refresh rate down or the monitors refresh rate?

    take v-sync off on the card permanently using the nvidia control panel which you can download from their site and see if that helps.
     
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    Tried all of that, still the same. Looks like a change of card in the future.
     
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    do you know anyone who you could lend a card of to verify its the card thats the problem?
     
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    Possible to run the apps in XP compatibility mode?
     
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    I only have 2 gig memory so enabling that would probably slow my system to a crawl? Its ok, I'll live with it, I have for months now, I was wondering if there was a solution thats all. :)
     
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    Just go into the properties of the .exe and select in there mate. Quick thing to try.
     
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    I tried that in the beginning, no joy.
     
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