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Palit gt 240- in-game shadow problems

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January 4, 2011 9:54:51 PM

Hi im using a palit gt 240 1gb ddr3....
im playing games like cod black ops,bf bad company 2, but when theres a cinematic is noticed that the shadows are not in high quality but my settings in-game are set to high..is this a driver problem?
a c 1308 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 10:48:08 PM

This could as well be not enough GPU power problem. What resolution are you gaming at?
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 4, 2011 11:59:32 PM

i wouldnt reccommend setting details to high on that GPU.
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January 5, 2011 2:17:50 AM

i play at 1360x768 all high with aa and af on...
why is it bad to play high settings on this card?
a c 1308 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 2:24:29 AM

Your resolution is not high but then again the card is not very powerful little lower setting in game might give you a better experience. Those games need powerful GPU's to run at their max.
January 5, 2011 4:51:47 AM

k...so how do i fix the saw like shadows....thnx
a b U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 5:01:00 AM

You can have high settings enabled on COD, but not on bad Company 2.
January 5, 2011 5:17:40 AM

ive tried it in bad company2 and cod black ops in high settings and res at 1360x768 it was playable, around 35 fps i think..pls i need help w/ the saw like shadows which i already set in high..
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 5, 2011 8:03:27 PM

+1 to malmental. i have a card that will outperform that gt240 (8800gts OC) and its going on 4 years old now, and it wasnt a top end card (about the 3rd fastest card) when i bought it. That tells you something about the level of that gt240.
January 5, 2011 8:24:37 PM

^ what the OP is saying is that he/she is experiencing weird shadows at playable framerates.So I won't say itz coz of a low-end card but yes a card may come faulty netym.
So for a suggestion I agree with rolli59 (power shortage) i.e. the PSU also needs to be taken into account or a possible RMA if thrz smthn with d card.A 400-450W PSU will be perfect to contain both the card nd watevr can b thr in OP's system
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 6, 2011 12:05:47 AM

maybe the card doesnt support the feature to enable high quality shadows even if they are enabled? I dont think bad shadows are a psu issue......
January 6, 2011 2:36:33 AM

what is RMA?..heheheh
January 6, 2011 5:10:36 AM

^ report card back if turns out faulty(within warranty period) for a proper replacement
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iam2thecrowe said:
maybe the card doesnt support the feature to enable high quality shadows even if they are enabled? I dont think bad shadows are a psu issue......

but I've found it supports ambient occlusion.If this feature is supported then providing high quality shadows shouldn't be a problem least not in the healthy environment(system).
January 6, 2011 9:49:12 AM

my rig:
amd athlon II x2 245 2.9ghz
2gb ddr3 ram
palit gt 240 1gb ddr3

regarding the rma will it replace it with the same card or could i choose a different one?..

another question what would be the better gaming os for my rig, xp or vista?

i found the ambient occlusion on the nvidia control panel should i try turning it on?
January 6, 2011 12:26:20 PM

1) same :( 
2) I hav trashed vista.I only use XP(work) and win 7(gaming n multimedia)
3)No.Never ur card is already not a low end one but lowest card of it own series(i.e. DDR3 instead of GDDR3/GDDR5).Ambient occlusion is best suited for cards lyk GTX 460 nd abv.
January 7, 2011 3:14:41 AM

so i cant fix this shadow problem?
January 8, 2011 3:29:08 AM

ive tried playing with medium settings but the problem is still there..
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 8, 2011 3:51:29 AM

just live with it. its not a faulty card but a fault with the game, drivers or just a limitation of that card.
January 9, 2011 1:34:55 AM

k,so its the card...btw, what is this card's equivalent to 9xxx or 8xxx series?
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 4:41:35 AM

9600gt is slightly faster than gt240, 8800gts (640mb) is about the same as a 9600gt. 8800GT is faster than all these cards.
January 9, 2011 8:00:47 AM

has anyone used any of the cards u mentioned? do u also experience this shadow problem on new games such as cod black ops and bf bad company 2?
a c 1308 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 11:06:04 AM

8800GT 512Mb = 9800GT 512MB, it was only nvidias first re-branding of the g92 core.
a c 1308 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 11:19:12 AM

First introduction of g92 was 8800gt in 256 and 512mb versions along with 8800GTS in 512mb. The 8800gt became 9800gt and 8800gts became 9800GTX (with a slight clock increase). Then when nvidia had a die shrink they introduced the 9800GTX+ (with a slight clock increase from 9800GTX) which later was re-branded into GTS250 making the g92 one of the longest living GPU core ever.
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 9, 2011 7:35:30 PM

i think there are some clock speed differences between the 8800gt, 9800gt, gts250. The gt240 is different chip though and slower than all the above. @op I have an 8800gts which would be similar performance. Im trying to figure out how to get a 8gb iso onto 2 dvd's. when i figure that out, ill install black ops and check shadows, not that the iso has anything to do with black ops......just some work i need to do before its play time....Do you have a screenshot of what the "bad shadows" look like so i can compare??
January 10, 2011 3:36:23 AM

k ill try try uploading some screenshots...
a c 169 U Graphics card
January 12, 2011 4:42:13 AM

looks more like the shadows are not being mapped on the object properly. maybe a driver or issue with the game. what version of windows and directx are you using?
January 13, 2011 8:39:20 AM

pls help me how to fix this prob..
January 19, 2011 1:46:45 AM

help pls.. i already tried "clean install" with a new driver 260.99 i downloaded...pls help me iam2thecrowe where are u??
January 19, 2011 11:05:03 AM

already told u to check your PSU.You must have a 450W....onwards PSU and that also of a good company e.g. Dell,HP,Zebronics or if you can afford then corsair,OCZ,cooler master,etc.
January 20, 2011 2:39:06 AM

who agrees this is a psu problem?
a c 1308 U Graphics card
January 20, 2011 11:28:11 AM

If it was a PSU problem the system would be unstable.
January 21, 2011 2:37:39 AM

more info!!
January 27, 2011 8:01:17 AM

pls help!
a c 271 U Graphics card
January 27, 2011 8:55:57 AM


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