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SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 09:24 AM
Having a bad case of spikes shooting off polygons in game. Mainly places that cause the game to be unplayable; the iron sights, fingers, etc. So when you look down the sights all you see is a grey spike shooting vertically off the screen.

Updated to 1.02 and no change. It's worth noting it's not always the same spikes. Sometimes I get a clean path down the barrel so I can sight in, others the entire barrel is blocked

System is:
P4 2.8
Geforce 6800 GT / Forceware 71.84 (latest official)
1 gig ram

No other games are having issues, for what it's worth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 09:24 AM
Having a bad case of spikes shooting off polygons in game. Mainly places that cause the game to be unplayable; the iron sights, fingers, etc. So when you look down the sights all you see is a grey spike shooting vertically off the screen.

Updated to 1.02 and no change. It's worth noting it's not always the same spikes. Sometimes I get a clean path down the barrel so I can sight in, others the entire barrel is blocked

System is:
P4 2.8
Geforce 6800 GT / Forceware 71.84 (latest official)
1 gig ram

No other games are having issues, for what it's worth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

acaboy0
03-17-2005, 11:17 AM
The only time I see those spikes is if the video card is overheating. I overclock mine a bit and will usually see graphical artifacts when it's oc'd too much, so I tone it down a little. I'm not sure if you're oc'ing yours, but if so, try bringing it down a little. Hope this helps. Good luck!

SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 12:30 PM
well my card is the Geforce FX 6800 GT/OC model, but the temperature not in the red (75c - 2 yellow bars on the indicator, no A/C on in the room yet this time of the year) and no other games have any problems, FPS or otherwise. I really don't think that would be the problem, but I've been wrong before.

At any rate I've never overclocked anything myself, wouldn't know where to begin really http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 12:53 PM
Just ran the game for about 15 minutes with the problems and all, and the worst the temperature got was 85c, still within the yellow and far from the 120c threshold the card has. Seems like that shouldn't cause this problem then.

Any opinions? I'm loving the game but I just can't aim like this http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Burke1stSgt.
03-17-2005, 01:43 PM
Try rolling back to an earlier driver..

SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 05:28 PM
I've now tried 3 versions of drivers, the earlier WHQL ones I had to start with, the current WHQL ones from Nvidia when I first had this problem, and now the most current they have on Guru3D. Same problem.

I shut off my computer for a while, turned it on and went right into game and the image was fine, then died and reloaded and there they were again. If it was a heat issue, how would I go about dialing back the speed? I used to have rage3d for my old 9800pro, which had the oc built in, but I dont' see it built into the nvidia setup, any help so I can test out this idea? (or anyone who knows if a max of 85-86c is enough to cause this)

mchart
03-17-2005, 06:32 PM
85 C is pretty **** hot for a computer. Not something you want to have when gaming. I would suggest de-clocking the card and adding some cooling. My system, which is similar to yours, runs at 52C full load.

To get to the nvidia OC utility in the drivers.
Go into regedit.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA CORP.\GLOBAL\NVTWEAK

Click on, nvtweak folder, then in the pane to the right add the DWORD Value - ffffffff , and name it coolbits.

Now go into your driver.

SehetXaui
03-17-2005, 08:34 PM
*hugs mchart* http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Thanks a million. I had already taken the card out and blew out all the dust in the fan (not much, but some) and the temp dropped to spiking at 74 in use. Now I just clock the card back to the standard 350mhz rather than the 370mhz the card came as, and it's all good http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm finally able to play unhindered http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Course now I have to find a new excuse for when I die ......

dannyg1985
03-18-2005, 04:18 AM
i have the same problem sehetxaui, and i followed the instructions that you have provided mchart, but when you say "now go into your driver", wat do u mean by that.

im currently running:
p4 3ghz
1 gig ram
geforce 6800
with the latest driver.

SehetXaui
03-18-2005, 08:16 AM
just rclick on your desktop, choose nvidia display and which monitor you play your games on. Then select the tab on the left that had clocking controls or something similar. If you have the OC model like I do, just dial it back to 350, test and apply. I don't tell it to save the setting at startup personlly because I don't have any problems in other games.

dannyg1985
03-19-2005, 12:12 AM
thanks SehetXaui, finally figured it out, i put my card to defaults, which it was already as it is only a new card, but i still have the same problem, its actually happening with every game aswell....such as hl2 and counter strike source.

if you have any other suggestions please help

tejinevo
07-30-2005, 02:37 PM
If your having problems with other games I had that problem too. Do you have a SiS or Via motherboard? If so, some of them have an compatibility problem with some Geforce cards (e.g. 6600) that cause these graphical glitches and spikes. You need to update your motherboard AGP drivers and use the Forceware 66.70 Beta drivers for your graphics card. There are a lot of other solutions out there for this problem. Search google for SiS geforce problem or something like that and see what you get. Theres another post in here where I put sum links up as well that may help. It worked for me, it may work for others. Hope this helps.