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Bizzare cant figure out problem with display

Bizzare cant figure out problem with display

Bizzare cant figure out problem with display

(OP)
the following issue have been tried with two video cards and two
motherboards(both different chipsets)

I've tried an MSI K7 Pro (Irongate chipset) at first I thought it was
because of the irongate chipset with the geforce.
then I tried an Abit KA7 which i am using now (and doesnt crash like the K7
pro did) heres the following symptons followed by the specs of the computer

* Colored blocks randomly show up in mediaplayer, and in Jpegs (assume
they're being viewed with DirectDraw)
* Texture eratically stretches to one side, or in random positions
* in all OGL and DX Games, including 3dMark2000, all textures are filled
with Colored blocks
* most programs that use skins are filled with white blocks
* in some DX games the sound makes really weird high pitches rythamic beeps
(sound is perfect anywhere else like winamp)
* Desktop almost always has the White palette turned into yellow

options tried :
    installed and patched every driver alvailible for the specified chipset
    formated Win98 several times
    removed cards out of the system to see if any of it was conflicting

Specs

256 Meg Rams
2 HDD , 13G and 10G
250Watt Power Supply (another 250 Watt is powering the cooling componets)
Athlon/600
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum
Dxr3 DVD hardware Decoder card
5X DVD/32X CDrom drive
10Mbit Etherlink card(which hooks upto my cable modem)

the video card is an Elsa Erazor X2
Board and CPU are no more than 3 weeks old
also tried a Creative Labs TNT2 Ultra which gave back the exact same result
also a new thing is there bars on my titlebar of every window in sections of
the gradient, also when running setup you'll see some black bars accross on
the gradient

If you've ever heard of this bizzare problem let me know (neither Elsa nor
icompz.com which sent me the athlon has even responded to me it seems they
like to use that "sorry we took so long" tatics)

Karl
kb244@kb244.8m.com

Experienced in , or have messed with : VC++, Borland C++ Builder, VJ++6(starting),VB-Dos, VB1 thru VB6, Delphi 3 pro, Borland C++ 3(DOS), Borland C++ 4.5, HTML, ASP(somewhat), QBasic(least i didnt start with COBOL)

RE: Bizzare cant figure out problem with display

Karl, is it safe to assume you've deleted all the *.tmp and ~*.* files from your hard drive?


dreamboat@nni.com

RE: Bizzare cant figure out problem with display

(OP)
well a format means everything is completely erased, I didnt do a del *.* /S , I formated the sucker, even did a low-format a couple times(replaced all sector headings clearing them)

Karl
kb244@kb244.8m.com

Experienced in , or have messed with : VC++, Borland C++ Builder, VJ++6(starting),VB-Dos, VB1 thru VB6, Delphi 3 pro, Borland C++ 3(DOS), Borland C++ 4.5, HTML, ASP(somewhat), QBasic(least i didnt start with COBOL)

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