I load Dead Space and colors are flickering all over the screen that I can barely make out any text. My drivers are updated and the temps don't get that high where it should do this (65-75). I searched the web, but didn't find any answers. Has anyone heard of this. I attempted to load the game and cannot see anything but flashes across the screen. Every other game works and I adjusted the video settings, but no avail. Maybe the game is in the wrong Direct X mode, which I tried to find but couldn't either.
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I doubt that you have a bad unit but it is possible however I think that you problem is else ware. So lets inspect the card for issues. Check the cooler for any build up of dust beneath of the cooler and else ware even if you have to take it out. When it is in check for hot spots even you have to do the TSA with the back of your hand. Does it have issues in this one game or this is the only game that you are currently playing? If so and more demanding games are running fine then you are ok as it is the game and not hardware.
Dead Space is ported and I know many people who had a ton of problems. There is no dust in the GPU or any build-up because I just put everything into a new case and cleaned it.
Every other game that I play, Metro 2033, BC2, Black Ops, Dirt 2, all work perfectly. Sounds like it is the game to me, but don't know how to fix it! I played around with CCC, thinking that maybe it was the overclocking, but I even underclocked it, and it didn't work. I will edit some of the 3D settings and see.
Well you might as well count your losses and move onto another game but there is one option left. Do you have a older ati card or nvidia as a spare? I once had to swap cards because of this in fallout 3 due to similar bugs even though every other game ran fairly well. This is why people should always keep an extra card on hand just in case.