green squares on the screen in a certain game

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by Zargot, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. Zargot

    Zargot New Member

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    out of boredom today, i dug out Overlord from my a bit too big game collection. to my surprise i found my old saved file, so i was happy. yay. well, when i started it up i got wierd green squares all over my screen, kinda like a chess board. its a bit hard to explain, so ill post a link to a screenshot of it

    http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/7946/greensquaresfg0.jpg

    its only appearing in Overlord. other games arent doing it. also, earlyer i was watching one of my movies. weak gray squares appeared there too, but i assumed it was just something wrong with the video file. i never had this problem before, does it sound familiar to anyone? :S

    im running on windows vista btw. :/ i miss xp.
     
  2. wafflez

    wafflez New Member

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    artifacts...or they look like them, the game is heating up your card, (I think...the fact that this only happens in an old game is strange though...)
     
  3. oscaryu1

    oscaryu1 VIP Member

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    Download PC Wizard and get your GFX temps.
     
  4. hermeslyre

    hermeslyre VIP Member

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    Overlord is only like 3 months old or something. 0.o But yeah my first impression was artifacting, but I actually had a similar problem with an actually old game before, Icewind Dale. It was a corrupted install I believe, If your video card is neither overheated, or overclocked too much, I'd recommend a reinstall
     
  5. Zargot

    Zargot New Member

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    seeing as my video card is running world of warcraft, half life 2 episode 2, fear, quake wars: enemy territory, command and conquer 3: tiberium wars and bio shock all on max settings without a problem, i suspect its not overheating. :p ill try reinstalling it then

    edit:

    tried downloading PC Wizard, but apparently it doesnt work with vista! :/ not my vista anyways

    second edit:

    i reinstalled it and now its working fine. thanks :D computerforum.com saves the day again!
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007

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