Wavy lines with my new card

Hello,I am current experiencing some issues with my new Nvidia Geforce GT 240 gfx crad. While playing games I'll notice wavy lines in the game.

Specs
win7 x64 bit
4gb ddr2 ram
1tb WD HD
dx10

Games I've noticed the wavy lines are star wars galaxies, mass effect 3, and Fallout3.
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  1. I've tried wiping the drivers and redownloading them. Though the reason why I got the new card was because my 9800 finally kicked the bucket. Maybe I should try a wipe or something?
  2. What kind of monitor are you using and are the wavy lines vertical and crawling across the screen? Have you tried enabling V-Sync?
  3. Can you take a screenshot of the problem please?
  4. XxQuinnzoxX said:
    Can you take a screenshot of the problem please?



    Don't think you can screenshot something that is moving sir. Wavy lines during playing video games. Can use Vsync during most games. But SWG has vync on by default so doubt that'll work.
  5. Press your PrtScn key (top of the keyboard, above the left arrow key) when the problem arises, open paint, and click paste. Save and upload to your image hoster of choice. This is, of course, assuming the problem is the card and not the monitor.
  6. Tried capturing the lines, but like I expected they're small and don't show up in the screenshot. I'm think it's a driver issue and am going to try another driver. The monitor is pretty new got it during last Christmas so it can't be it.

    it's an acer 23" widescreen LCD monitor.

    any known issues like I am having with the 258.96 Nvidia drivers?
  7. Have you tried a different monitor? If the problem persists on a different monitor, then the problem is probably the graphics card. Try running memtestx86 overnight, to make sure your ram is good. Also, what CPU are you using?
  8. memtestx86? I am using amd athlon IIx4 620 processor.
  9. http://www.memtest.org/
    Also, run Prime95 or IntelBurnTest, especially if you are overclocking.
    http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/IntelBurnTest.shtml

    I'm just trying to eliminate any variables here, so bear with me
  10. XxQuinnzoxX said:
    http://www.memtest.org/
    Also, run Prime95 or IntelBurnTest, especially if you are overclocking.
    http://majorgeeks.com/Prime95_d4363.html
    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Benchmarks/IntelBurnTest.shtml

    I'm just trying to eliminate any variables here, so bear with me


    how do I install the memtest?
  11. omerta_13 said:
    how do I install the memtest?

    http://www.memtest.org/#downiso
    Choose the "auto installer for USB key". Of course, you will need a USB storage device for this.
  12. meh, think it's the card imo. I just bought it and it's minor. Oh well.
  13. Any problem I've ever experienced on a computer display that I would discribe as wavy lines was either a monitor going bad or a poor quality unshielded cable going to the monitor. I have never had artifacts caused by a video card that I would discribe as wavy lines. Can you describe the wavy lines in any more detail?
  14. the lines are slim and long normally found at the bottom of the screen going up to about half way. Only does this when gaming. Never noticed it until I got my new card. I'm going to wipe it this weekend.
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