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Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts

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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64

    Nvidia GFX Card 630GT Windows 8 x64 Artifacts


    OK so the main issue I am having is my Windows 8 x64 has tons of artifacts and the mouse leaves trails that's even if it lets me into windows... however when I use the same setup on my Windows 8 x86 there are no artifacts...oh and same on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I am aware that there are still some known issues with Nvidia Chips on x64 versions of Windows 8 but if anyone has also had this issue please comment and help me find a solution.

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    I have tried several different things and nothing has worked so far...

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    Last edited by AlphandtheomegA; 10 Jan 2013 at 00:06.

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    Win8.1 Pro 64bit


    Hmm, I have 2 different pcs with Win8 64 bit and Nvidia cards I have not seen this issue ever. Can you boot to safe mode and reinstall the latest drivers? If you boot to safe mode does it have the same artifacts?

    Also when you say you've booted the other OS's, do you mean you have those os's booting on the same machine or just similar hardware on another pc?
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Metalmania31 View Post
    Hmm, I have 2 different pcs with Win8 64 bit and Nvidia cards I have not seen this issue ever. Can you boot to safe mode and reinstall the latest drivers? If you boot to safe mode does it have the same artifacts?

    Also when you say you've booted the other OS's, do you mean you have those os's booting on the same machine or just similar hardware on another pc?
    I'm running a dual boot on one hard drive Windows 8 x86 and x64 and another HDD with 7 Ultimate x64 so yea same exact machine safe mode does not work (same artifacts) i have tried that already lol...
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by AlphandtheomegA View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Metalmania31 View Post
    Hmm, I have 2 different pcs with Win8 64 bit and Nvidia cards I have not seen this issue ever. Can you boot to safe mode and reinstall the latest drivers? If you boot to safe mode does it have the same artifacts?

    Also when you say you've booted the other OS's, do you mean you have those os's booting on the same machine or just similar hardware on another pc?
    I'm running a dual boot on one hard drive Windows 8 x86 and x64 and another HDD with 7 Ultimate x64 so yea same exact machine safe mode does not work (same artifacts) i have tried that already lol...
    Hi there,

    And it really happens only on x64 then?

    Have you looked for drivers?
    I use 630M with no problems but probably the mobile gfx is way different than the desktop (yours I assume).
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64


    Yes unfortunately i am running the most up to date drivers 310.70 and yea only x64 bit it's really weird .... as for the mobile chipsets not sure if its the same issue with the desktop chipset ...
    Last edited by AlphandtheomegA; 01 Jan 2013 at 00:01.
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    I know, send me your video card and I'll send you my nVidia GT 430, it works perfectly in Win 8 64bit!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I know, send me your video card and I'll send you my nVidia GT 430, it works perfectly in Win 8 64bit!!
    ROFFLMFAO!!!!! Nice one but unfortunately I have already tried my previous Video card which just so happens to be a Galaxy 430GT and they both experience the same issues that you see in my videos ... lol thanks for the input tho lmao oh yea and both cards work fine under x86 Windows 8 and x64/x86 Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Are the artifacts still there if you uninstall the NVidia drivers?

    In that case I can give you a possible cause.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Are the artifacts still there if you uninstall the NVidia drivers?

    In that case I can give you a possible cause.
    The worst case scenario is that the GFX itself is broke. But I don't think so! Because you said that even the second 430 had the same problem.

    Back to what I had in mind:
    It's something I did on an older GFX card way back on AGP but had artifacts and black-screens as well.

    You will need to look at the pci-e pins:
    Click image for larger version
    Those tend to be affected by oxidation (usually after long term but depends on the environment) because they are made of copper (even the slightest invisible oxidation layer can be annoying to the electric connection).
    You need to clean (gently wipe) those with a piece of smooth paper or rubber on both sides before you place the card back in.
    Now is the part someone will probably comment about static charges but that didn't gave any problems here, and you can constantly discharge yourself of static using the ground connector(s) at home.

    The next part is the pci-e slot itself:
    Click image for larger version
    Not only oxidation (long time effect) but also fine dust that settles down can be a problem.
    I've inserted a clean straight piece of paper (thick enough to reach the connectors) in the slot (again discharge before the procedure) a few times. You can see that the paper will get a slight mark of the connectors dust and copper on it, that means the cleaning is complete.
    Don't rush it or leave paper in the slot afterwards.

    Insert the cleaned gfx card in the cleaned slot and start the computer.
    If this was the culprit, then no artifacts should be seen anymore and you can install the latest 310.90 drivers (if you didn't do it yet) or later.


    If you still have artifacts after this, then the card itself can have issues (worst case). In this case overheated components or GPU can be the cause, the solder tin can be out of place where bad connections arose.

    Considering the fact that you had issues on both cards, the worst case has reduced chance and can be put out of the way if you ask me.
    Also we see that only on Win8 x64 this artifact problem is made, so the cleaned pins may or may not fix the problem but is worth a try.

    That's the idea.
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64


    Good thought great feedback I do appreciate any help anyone can give me but as you said

    The worst case scenario is that the GFX itself is broke. But I don't think so! Because you said that even the second 430 had the same problem.
    You would be right about the I don't think so bid... my Galaxy 430 GT is like maybe a year old, oxidation usually happens in moist locations I live in Colorado probably the driest state in the us lol ... my Gigabyte 630 GT brand new and even had a connector protector on the PCI-E slot for the card .... and both cards works fine in Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 x86 ... thats not the issue but I will keep that one in mind for future use thank you.
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