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    Vibrating Video Screen in Game

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    by ddvorpahl ·

    I have a PIII 550MGZ with GeForce 2MX400 Card. I am running WinXP Pro with 384MG of ram. When I run Gore or Medal of Honor, the screen vibrates causing the same screen to be overlapped twice. I can not make any adjustment to the screen to cause it to stop. I have downloaded the latest drivers from Nvidia & tried the maker of the card Visiontec, but to no avail. I am running the latest microsoft dx also. Any ideas?

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    • #3541940

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by pinoy_teknik ·

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      Is this happen only in the game…or the entire session of Windows starting from boot…are vibrating?

      If it is entire session ill sugest you to check your monitor’s connector including your power cable through the socket of power supply..maybe in some reason there is a leak (grounded in my terms) of power that causes the current to fluctuate and affect the monitors output. In most cases flactuation is the common source of this problem, so having a surge protector is advisable. Magnetic device such as speakers too close to monitor can also cause to vibrate the monitors output, so make sure monitor is good in place.

      Swaping your monitor is a best way to check, so if there is available unit….used it. for checking and you will find your way..

      So far..in my experience i did’nt encounter software problems that causes the monitor to vibrate.

      TY
      Pinoy_Teknik

      • #3541441

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by ddvorpahl ·

        In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        This problem only occurs while playing the game. This occurs only in 1942 & Gore. Otherwise the monitor is fine.

    • #3541913

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by deadly ernest ·

      In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      I would check the game video options settings in relation to the 3D Effects/Glide and similar settings. Sometimes these settings can cause cinflicts between the video drivers, DirectX and the operating system giving weird graphics.

      • #3541442

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by ddvorpahl ·

        In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        As the screen is overlayed with the same info it is difficult to make changes to the program. But I did try.

    • #3542137

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by cactus pete ·

      In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      I’ve had this problem when the monitor was not adequately shielded from interferences from other devices, like the TV, or the computer itself.

      One other time I had this issue when the video card was too close to the power supply.

      Try moving the location of the computer and the monitor.

      Or try a different refresh rate.

      • #3541443

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by ddvorpahl ·

        In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        The computer & monitor are at least 10 feet away from the TV so there is no interference.

    • #3542095

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by opatzg9 ·

      In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      As stated by dpetrk, do you have any other electronic devices near the machine, fans, speakers, radios, … move them away from the monitor. If it’s only happening in the games you may be pushing your system further than it is willing to go betweenthe fsb of the board and the speed of the video card. Turn some of the special affects off and see if it continues.

      • #3541444

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by ddvorpahl ·

        In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        As stated above. There are no electronic devices near the monitor that would affect it. This problem only occurs during game play. Otherwise the monitor has a beautiful rock solid display.

    • #3541424

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by deadly ernest ·

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      Sure sounds like a bugger of a problem, the hardware you have is all good quality as is the software. i have heard of no incompatabilities with any of this gear. I take you you have checked the Nvidea website FAQs and support people.

      Since the video worked well with everything else, it indicates a problem between the video drivers and the game software. Try reloading the games and see what happens. If they have video testing during the game loading run it.

      Shame about it not being the 3D effects settings, the only time I had a problem like this was with Star Trek Elite Force when I set the video resolution too high (1024 x 758) the 3D effects went crazy and gave me overlapped screens, I reloaded with a lower resoultion (800 x 600) for the game play and has been OK since.

    • #3541383

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by maggot ·

      In reply to Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      When you mention latest DirectX do you mean 9.0?
      If so that may be your problem. The Nvida cards mainly the MX series do not run well with the DX version 9.0. The cuttent drivers for the GeForce MX cards are as of yet not compatible with that DirectX version. I’ve seen this mentioned on a couple of gaming message boards.
      Also your CPU is a little on the “lean” side for running these games. If you did not install DX 9.0 then look into the confgs. for your video card. Try by setting the cardto “defaults” in both The card direct 3D and Open GL settings. Set the adapter refresh rate to “adapter defaults.
      By the way have you installed th Windows XP service pack 1? If not you should for game play.

      • #3397490

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by maggot ·

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        If you have installed DirectX 9.0 then you will have to run a Dll cleaner. It is supposed to be avaible on Microsoft’s site, or I think you can use a disc utility to fix it up. There is no un-install of DirectX through “normal” means.

      • #3536158

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by maggot ·

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        You might try updateing the drivers for the vidoe card. Current version 41.09 I believe are DX 9.0 compatible. At the least your video drivers will be current.
        There is a DX removal tool on “google”, saw this from another message board.

      • #3458821

        Vibrating Video Screen in Game

        by ddvorpahl ·

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    • #3395127

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by tomsal ·

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      Maggot is right. Its the DX 9 drivers almost for certain. Btw, with your card you’ll gain NO benefit with DX 9, I’d stick with 8.1 if you are keeping your Geforce 2mX400. Get DX 9 when you get a modern video card.

    • #3457922

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by dmileto-carter ·

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      are these games that you are playing real-time over the internet? if so, what is your connection speed? my son plays these games and he has a g4 card and sometimes with his system (which is the best one in the house) 1 gig processor, i think it may have to do with your internet connection speed. my son is looking forward to the cable modem two way to get finished being built so he an quit getting mad at the thing. never know, it came to mind for some reason… peace good luck

    • #3458820

      Vibrating Video Screen in Game

      by ddvorpahl ·

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