9800 GTX not playing back movies well

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  1. gokuson123

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    I'm having issues with blotchy graphics when PC gaming. I just started playing stuff like Fallout 3 and Call of Duty 4 to try this computer out on, and the graphics are like the cut scenes from Final Fantasy 7, where it's all blotchy and stuff, course that was cuz it was a PS1. I have a 9800 GTX overclocked to 811 on the core and 2028 on the shader (no artifacts after long testing with Half Life 2 and ATI Tools =D), btw Half life 2 and all episodes ran super good with about 40-60 FPS constant fully maxed settings.

    Both Fallout 3 and CoD4 have very blotchy intros as if I was watching a Starcraft 1 cut scene, and the gameplay isn't much better. I am using a 32 inch Toshiba LCD HDTV, but it's going form a DVI to a VGA port on the TV, I have a DVI-D to HDMI cable on the way. I have only seen this with these 2 games but that is cuz they are the only ones with encoded video in them, I am an avid World of Warcraft fan and the trailers and game cinematic do not have this issue.

    I also tried watching Lord of the Rings DVD on this computer, same thing. Felt like watching a tiny compressed version which was encoded with a bad codec. Anyone seen this happen before? Here are some screenies.

    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8205/shot0002um4.jpg

    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4774/shot0001ob5.jpg

    I have a good power supply and no overheating, btw. I think 39c is a good GPU temperature =) I have kept Mobo, CPU, and GPU drivers up to date as well, did a complete driver removal before installing the latest Nvidia ones.
     
  2. DSK

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    have you tryed stock settings running theses games ?
     
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    Yes, same result.
     
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    Anyone ever seen this issue before?
     

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    Have you tried installing a codec pack such as klite?
     
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    I've just RMA'd my Asus 9800GTX, it started artifacting something terrible in Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts in DX10 mode, stress yours to the max, it may be a faulty G92 chip (as I'm assuming mine was)
     
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    I have not installed nay codecs on this computer aside from DivX, and my GPU is already overclocked a good amount...pretty sure it isn't defective, although once or twice in Half Life 2 I saw a purple object without skins but that was it.

    What I'm seeing is the same quality you'd get from an S Video cable :S
     
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    Bump. Really need this fixed...can't watch movies or play modern games on this $1,100 machine I built.
     
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    change your pre-rendered frames value to 2 in nvidia cp and lower your clocks a bit even if they dont seem to affect other games.
     
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    Seems like HIGH clocks for a GTX!
     

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    ^

    Wondering the same..
     
  12. gokuson123

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    No changes, even reset to stock settings on the graphics card and same thing. Is the intro of both games and .avi movies just bad quality?

    Edit- Just had an idea. I figured, if I'm playing on 16Q AA at 1360x780 resolution and EVERY setting maxed with Nvidia control panel overriding and pushing it higher yet having like 100 FPS...is my GPU not communicating with the game? Shouldn't I have a bit amount of difficulty pushing these settings?

    I keep hearing how awesome this game is, I'm starting to get suspicious about my GPU working without a small load with maxed settings.
     
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    Its normal in my experience for intro movies to look crap on large lcd's. They just stretch the image out and they are usually noticeably blocky. I would say what you are seeing is normal.
     
  14. gokuson123

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    I thought these games were supposed to be designed for HI-Def Tvs and good computers? A friend I just asked said he played it on a 360 and it looked photo-realistic. I don't play many computer games, though, this is my first real one aside from the Half Life 2 series.

    Edit- He said he was playing on a small TV. So maybe it is the stretching...I built this system in mind to be able to watch DVDs in High def and play games in High def, is there a way to see if my GPU has a slightly faulty core or something?
     
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    haha you spent $1,100 on that when? 2004? Come on man, get real. That machine is worth $500 at best.

    I have an A64 X2 4200+ @2.7ghz so I know the speed of the setup and it should have no problem running movies.
     

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    Right away I can almost say I am 90% percent positive this is the problem. With all 60hz TVs they have to use a pulldown process called 3:2 pulldown. 3 frames of one images and 2 frames of another image. On sonys I know the option is called Cinemotion, not sure about LG. But whatever it is called turn it off for the pc input. It causes major studdering.
     
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    could be the cable wire , drivers...
    TV settings , such as the 60htz/100/120htz/smooth motion/motion plus
    Check the cp , maybe its running things @ 24p forced

    HMm..
     
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    This is my Newegg.com invoice. If you want to be a douche, please go do it elsewhere. I made this system in mid october, and it performs very well. I like having my GPU overclocked so high while not passing 45c under load. I also like being ready for 300 N signals when I upgrade my router (look at ethernet card). This is a good amount to expect to pay when building completely ground up with NO components and not starting with a **** system. I have some more Case fans coming in, will be replacing more with higher RPM ones, and a Zalman 9500A cooler on it's way along with some arctic silver 5. I think my system is decent, so yea. If you have anything productive to add, feel free.

    To other repliers- I'm not having stuttering, I'm getting probably 100 FPS if I was on a TV that could show it, getting 60 easy right now. It's on intros and movies that it gets all blurry and the shadows look like they were rendered in DirectX 6. is there a way to make sure I am using directX 9 (or 10 if this game supports it) or make sure my GPU settings are even being applied to the game?

    Edit- TV settings are in fact running at it's native resolution when in game and 60hz, it's going thru a VGA cable so can't change much settings beyond Contrast and Brightness, it's adjusting them all as it's thru the official PC port on the TV. Did a driver clean with Driver Sweep and re-installed latest 180.48 drivers from Nvidia and same thing =( It only happens with these games, hasn't happened when watching other random trailers in Hi Def though.
     
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    I went to some game sites that hosted trailers in Hi Def and watching them made Ps1 graphics look modern. It only happens now with videos...hope that could narrow it down.
     
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    Super bump...no one on the internet has yet to solve this problem for me or the very few who have it =(
     

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