First, I'm sorry for my bad English. In my country it's really hard to learn this language by yourself
My problem is quite difficult one. I've searching a solution for almost 6 months but didn't find anything yet.
I've poor system:
Intel i5 prcs.
I've a problem with graphics in many games. Most of the time textures are loading too late. For example in CoD4, i see a brown object first, when i come near to it getting a shape and when i have 10 meters to it i can realize that it's a car. It was same for GTA4, Just Cause 2, Spellforce... It looks like it doesn't matter if the game is old or new one. Sometimes grasses, bushes and even buildings are loading too late.
My old system was:
Dual core processor with 2gb of ram and 8600gt vcard. And i never had a problem like that with it. What do you think guys? Is it a problem about software or hardware?
I'm really sorry for my English(again). I hope you guys can understand me.
Cause GTAIV was not that amazing on a 9600 GPU, turn down/turn off shadows in game that should get some frame rate back.
But what you are describing could be a bad driver installation and after installing the driver make sure to install DirectX fully.
Or it could be that your GPU has a fault or doesn't have enough Power to it.
Your PSU should be at least 450W or higher.
My psu is enough for my system now. Bu it could be about drivers. Tried clean install before but it didn't solve my problem. But you're right. I'm almost sure it's about directx. Because i don't have same problems in games that use openGL.
Thanks for advices.
I have that pc for two years but graphic issues started five or six month ago. Didn't change system components
People forget easily that 140W is needed for a CPU. And Series 9000 cards needed at least 300W at full load, higher end GPU's use around 400-450W full load.
Now that your trying to play some intensive games, the small lack of wattage is playing its part now.
But to be sure, really install DirectX correctly. And obviously the latest Nvidia Driver.
And then try to run a benchmarking tool, or maybe grab Sisoft Sandra trial and run some hardware checks on the GPU. If any problems arise it should say.
[Edited by DABhand, 6/19/2012 3:03:48 PM]