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Solved Upgrade to Win8 running fine, except pictures are grainy

adman

New Member
Hi All,

I've recently upgraded my Dell Vostro 400 to Win8. Solid colors are fine, but most photos have "static" in them. The location of the static can change, and some of the picture can be fine.
Currently running a nvidia geforce 8600 gt card, Intel core 2 quad, foxconn dg33m03 motherboard.
Below is an example:
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Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if you need more info.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira
With the upgrade did you install the latest GPU driver for it......

Drivers | GeForce
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    CPU
    AMD Phenom II X 4 965 BE
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-MA790X-DS4
    Memory
    G-Skill 8 GB PC 8500
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD XFX HD Radeon 6790D
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD onboard
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    2l Samsung SyncMaster S20B300
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    Cooler Master Hyper212 120mm
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    Logitech G510
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    Razor DeathAdder 3.5

adman

New Member

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira

bobkn

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The last time I saw artifacts similar to those, it was because my graphics card had a hardware fault. I spent a fair amount of time checking the drivers and the operating system before I had the card repaired (probably replaced with a refurb). That fixed it.

You may have a driver or OS issue, but don't count on that.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable

SIW2

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I had similar - ended up replacing the graphics card.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

adman

New Member
Thank you both for the response.
I replaced the card with a geforce GT 610. I am still having the same issues with the pictures.
Any other suggestions? I'm at the breaking point and willing to try anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira

bobkn

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Thank you both for the response.
I replaced the card with a geforce GT 610. I am still having the same issues with the pictures.
Any other suggestions? I'm at the breaking point and willing to try anything.

Not the graphics card, then.

Does anything interesting happen with Furmark?

FurMark 1.10.6 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com

(You'll have to hunt a bit to find the real download link. It's freeware, but they have a number of confusing sponsored links.)

I don't have much to suggest. Feel up to a Windows 8 refresh, or a clean install? I hope that your motherboard is OK.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable

adman

New Member
Thank you both for the response.
I replaced the card with a geforce GT 610. I am still having the same issues with the pictures.
Any other suggestions? I'm at the breaking point and willing to try anything.

Not the graphics card, then.

Does anything interesting happen with Furmark?

FurMark 1.10.6 Released - 3D Tech News and Pixel Hacking - Geeks3D.com

(You'll have to hunt a bit to find the real download link. It's freeware, but they have a number of confusing sponsored links.)

I don't have much to suggest. Feel up to a Windows 8 refresh, or a clean install? I hope that your motherboard is OK.

Nothing interesting, I'm thinking the card is not the issue. Currently, the mobo and chipset, do not have windows 8 drivers. One of them could be the issue. I've yet to find a workaround.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira

bobkn

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Window 8 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    homebuilt
    CPU
    I7-3930k
    Motherboard
    Asus P9X79 Pro
    Memory
    16 GB Gskill DDR3-2133
    Graphics Card(s)
    eVGA GTX 680
    Sound Card
    Soundblaster Zx
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PA246Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    Corsair Force GT 120GB
    WD Cavair Black 1.5TB
    PSU
    PC Power & cooling Silencer 750
    Case
    Silverstone FT02B-W
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14 w/ PWM fans
    Keyboard
    cheap Logitech USB wired
    Mouse
    old 5 button Microsoft USB optical
    Internet Speed
    6Mb cable
Download this: Driver Fusion - The Complete Driver Solution

and also download latest copy of NVIDIA driver from their site.

Run Driver Fusion to remove all NVIDIA Display entries. Safe mode is best, but not necessary.

Reboot then run NVIDIA driver installer.


That picture you show almost always means bad capacitors on the video card, but since you've said you tried a new one, hopefully the steps I outlined will fix it.
 

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  • OS
    Viewing through Windows 7, me like-a-discuss 8 though
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Make-A-Meself
    CPU
    Electrons flow to, through and out of it
    Motherboard
    It has a wire, very small, many many
    Memory
    It remember
    Graphics Card(s)
    It make video
    Browser
    Firefox show me good view
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky make-a-the-bad-go-away

adman

New Member
I'm not sure, but I think that the latest Intel chipset utility supports your G33 chipset.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/De...rsion=Windows 8, 32-bit*&DownloadType=Drivers
Thanks, I already have that driver, and it didn't correct with a re-install.


Download this: Driver Fusion - The Complete Driver Solution

and also download latest copy of NVIDIA driver from their site.

Run Driver Fusion to remove all NVIDIA Display entries. Safe mode is best, but not necessary.

Reboot then run NVIDIA driver installer.


That picture you show almost always means bad capacitors on the video card, but since you've said you tried a new one, hopefully the steps I outlined will fix it.

I'll run this tonight and let you know the results. Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira

Brooklyn567

New Member
Power User
[DEL]Connect an external monitor to it, if those artifacts are not on the external monitor then your screen is cracked.[/DEL]

If the artifacts are on the external monitor as well, then it will be a bad driver or a bad card..

Does it look like this when you first boot, or after a while of running?


EDIT>> My apologies, i switched to the wrong window for someone with a similar problem on a laptop,,

Remove the graphics card, clean the contacts with a rag dipped in alcohol, let dry, then reinsert card and lock it onto place.

Theres a lock on the back end of the PCIE slot, make sure its in there tight..

If the lines are still there, jiggle the video cable and see if that makes more or less lines on your screen..

And if you do have another monitor or tv you can plug it into, check that as well..
 
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  • OS
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP G60
    CPU
    AMD Turion RM-70 Dual Core 2.0 GHZ
    Memory
    3 GB
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    Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
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adman

New Member
I had no luck with Driver Fusion. After that, I reinstalled XP, and do not have the same problem. Just upgrade to 8 pro again and back to the same issues.

Connect an external monitor to it, if those artifacts are not on the external monitor then your screen is cracked.

If the artifacts are on the external monitor as well, then it will be a bad driver or a bad card..

Does it look like this when you first boot, or after a while of running?

It looks like that after Windows loads. I've upgraded drivers and tried a brand new card and still have the same results.
Any other ideas?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira

adman

New Member
The issue is mobo related. Thank you all for your help.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32-Bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 400
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6850
    Motherboard
    dg33m03
    Memory
    DDR2
    Graphics Card(s)
    256 nvidia geforce 8600gt
    Browser
    IE
    Antivirus
    avira
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