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Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts

  1. #11


    Orbiting the Moon
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    No problem!
    I gladly shared the procedure above because it worked!

    You could still try it though. So no moist hmm: dust, you got dust in Colorado.
    Oxidation on pci-e is not always visible and you don't need moist: happens with the oxygen in the air.
    The canyons are red/brown because of oxidation between oxygen in the air and iron in the ground.
    Hope we cleared this one.

    Don't forget: for me, it was fixed after cleaning, (you might be right about the dry air) but you don't know until you try it.
    No driver or other OS seems to have helped in my case either.

    I've noticed that Ubuntu was having constantly issues while XP was working fine.

    So in your case this can be noticed as well: Win8 seems to put more pressure/use to your GFX (must be the new WDDM 1.2 features).

    The pci-e protector is for physical reasons. Here we're dealing with tiny dust particles and stuff.

    But anyway:
    Seems like nobody else with 630 GT and Win8 x64 that has the issue.
    The one here with a GT 430 (azasadny) has no issues on x64.

    Just so we can rule out some possibilities. Otherwise you might be right about the OS: happens only on Win8 x64.
    It looks weird (brand new GFX with problems) but: seems to be a local problem on your motherboard or Win8 installation only (until someone else confirms the same issue). To be honest: There is no noticed x64 graphics issue, no NVidia problems either.

    If you hesitate the cleaning procedure then you can stick with Win7 or x32 where it works.
    But if with time the same problem will occur there as well (usually happens) then you'll nave no choice.

    I do hope you find a solution be it dust, oxidation, os problems, whatever!

    I'll leave it to someone with other ideas, that's all I got.

    Cheers
    Hopachi

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8 x64


    Hello. I have the same problem but with a GT220. In any operating system works correctly in Windows 8 x64 unless that is when the image appears distorted. I tried a thousand things. Get it to work when I uninstall the drivers with "Driver Sweeper" but when Windows is updated becomes the problem. I currently use a chip card Nvidia 9500GT and works well with the 310.90 driver
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Hello. I have the same problem but with a GT220. In any operating system works correctly in Windows 8 x64 unless that is when the image appears distorted. I tried a thousand things. Get it to work when I uninstall the drivers with "Driver Sweeper" but when Windows is updated becomes the problem. I currently use a chip card Nvidia 9500GT and works well with the 310.90 driver
    Try what I mentioned earlier.

    Begin clean by fully uninstalling the driver from Device Manager:

    -right click on GFX and uninstall (uninstall driver + software)
    -reboot and see if you still see the glitches
    -go to Device Manager and see if you run on something like "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" instead of nvidia.

    If you still see some problems after the third step (-) then (it's no driver fault) you can proceed with cleaning (Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts)

    After that, all should work fine but there is a chance not to because the card can have problems itself (in case of overheating in the past).
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Hello. I have the same problem but with a GT220. In any operating system works correctly in Windows 8 x64 unless that is when the image appears distorted. I tried a thousand things. Get it to work when I uninstall the drivers with "Driver Sweeper" but when Windows is updated becomes the problem. I currently use a chip card Nvidia 9500GT and works well with the 310.90 driver
    Try what I mentioned earlier.

    Begin clean by fully uninstalling the driver from Device Manager:

    -right click on GFX and uninstall (uninstall driver + software)
    -reboot and see if you still see the glitches
    -go to Device Manager and see if you run on something like "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" instead of nvidia.

    If you still see some problems after the third step (-) then (it's no driver fault) you can proceed with cleaning (Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts)

    After that, all should work fine but there is a chance not to because the card can have problems itself (in case of overheating in the past).
    If I do that, the display correctly, so I'm pretty sure it is a problem of the driver of these cards for windows 8 x64
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  5. #15


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Hello. I have the same problem but with a GT220. In any operating system works correctly in Windows 8 x64 unless that is when the image appears distorted. I tried a thousand things. Get it to work when I uninstall the drivers with "Driver Sweeper" but when Windows is updated becomes the problem. I currently use a chip card Nvidia 9500GT and works well with the 310.90 driver
    Try what I mentioned earlier.

    Begin clean by fully uninstalling the driver from Device Manager:

    -right click on GFX and uninstall (uninstall driver + software)
    -reboot and see if you still see the glitches
    -go to Device Manager and see if you run on something like "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter" instead of nvidia.

    If you still see some problems after the third step (-) then (it's no driver fault) you can proceed with cleaning (Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts)

    After that, all should work fine but there is a chance not to because the card can have problems itself (in case of overheating in the past).
    If I do that, the display correctly, so I'm pretty sure it is a problem of the driver of these cards for windows 8 x64

    Thanks for mentioning.

    You can still try the cleaning, but might not work: these symptoms are similar to an older laptop nvidia card I have due to overheating.

    I have a acer laptop with nvidia 8400M that displayed artifacts and pink-green lines on screen a year ago.
    You could even see the lines on BIOS screen.

    It's fixed now. I looked on YouTube and saw how they reheat the gpu solder tin. I carefully used my hot air gun on the graphics card after I removed it from the laptop and placed it on a glass.

    I was desperate because no other thing helped: I also cleaned the pins just to make sure, but I also remembered that I got up beyond 95C on gpu temp... so this must be it in my case.
    I found out it was overheated because I saw the high temperatures in GPU-Z or Speccy.

    Without the nvidia drivers, the basic display driver worked because the gfx doesn't uses advanced features.
    BUT that doesn't solve the problem. Re-installing the nvidia driver gives back problems:
    -the pc can hang and you see one image on screen that doesn't change anymore.

    I found something out after a reset in Event Viewer:
    -nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered

    Why would the gfx driver crash?
    -bad driver: no it wasn't the case
    -overheated gpu can be the reason, bad solder contact
    -hardware components damaged
    -bad contact on pc-e slot (dust, oxids, bad connection)

    Luckily after applying the re-heating procedure, the 8400M card worked normally again, it still does, and I didn't used heavy games on that laptop anymore: glad it does the basic tasks with good image.


    You shouldn't expect problems like this on a new GFX card, only after overheating like above 95C or even above the max limit.

    Now I said both stories of the cleaning and the reheating.
    It's up to you to decide what you do next.

    Reheating?
    It's a pretty delicate procedure and if you don't feel doing this by yourself for the risk of damaging the board then don't do it. Consider it as a last resort fix.
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Following what I said above,
    I suggest you guys look in Event Viewer for warning and crashes related to graphics/drivers in general:

    nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered

    If you have this one, you're close to what I described earlier, you can even find the error searches every where on Google.

    Sometimes the crash gets reported to the desktop notification area. (depends of system and if one or more gpu's are available).
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  7. #17


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  8. #18


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    Windows 8 x64


    Hopachi, Thanks for replying but I've ruled out overheating problem. I have two graphs, one other a GT220 and GT430 (New). I installed Windows 7 and Windows 8, both in 32 and 64 bits but only W8x64 fails.


    I changed the thermal grease from the GT220, I cleaned the contacts on the bus and cards, I have tried different versions of drivers and still gives the same problem that appears in the videos in this post: very distorted image.


    So I think the problem is some 64-bit Windows 8 specifically because the driver 310.90 for Win7 is the same as for Win8
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  9. #19


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Hopachi, Thanks for replying but I've ruled out overheating problem. I have two graphs, one other a GT220 and GT430 (New). I installed Windows 7 and Windows 8, both in 32 and 64 bits but only W8x64 fails.


    I changed the thermal grease from the GT220, I cleaned the contacts on the bus and cards, I have tried different versions of drivers and still gives the same problem that appears in the videos in this post: very distorted image.


    So I think the problem is some 64-bit Windows 8 specifically because the driver 310.90 for Win7 is the same as for Win8
    Thanks for trying.

    I'm still not sure about this but it brings us closer to say it's Win8-x64 fault... but the question is where and what? And why not everyone is affected?

    Have you looked in Event Viewer?
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by migueldj View Post
    Hopachi, Thanks for replying but I've ruled out overheating problem. I have two graphs, one other a GT220 and GT430 (New). I installed Windows 7 and Windows 8, both in 32 and 64 bits but only W8x64 fails.


    I changed the thermal grease from the GT220, I cleaned the contacts on the bus and cards, I have tried different versions of drivers and still gives the same problem that appears in the videos in this post: very distorted image.


    So I think the problem is some 64-bit Windows 8 specifically because the driver 310.90 for Win7 is the same as for Win8
    Thanks for trying.

    I'm still not sure about this but it brings us closer to say it's Win8-x64 fault... but the question is where and what? And why not everyone is affected?

    Have you looked in Event Viewer?

    Yes, I looked in the event viewer and found nothing regarding the graphics card or the pci-e bus. I've been testing with another card, a 9500 GT which works correctly and I realize that the two cards that I fail are overclocked versions serial (GV-N220OC-1GI and GV-N430OC-1GL) and thinking it might have something that view, using a program for modifying the speeds Gigabyte of memory and microprocessor, reducing them to 50% of the normal speed without any positive result.


    What I have found is that with the 310.90 driver the pc crashes and with previous drivers, the picture is distorted


    No which way to go for more tests.
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