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    Graphic error in WOW

    Hello everyone,

    Im a long time follower of MMO-champion and now a first time poster.

    I need some expert help, a couple of days ago I got some weird graphical errors in WOW, my first reaction was that my graphics card was overheating but I checked nTune only to find that it was about the same as its always been (about 75C under load).

    Check this video to see what Im talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_RzzK23zNA , look at buildings and trees etc. Can anyone explain this? What can I do to fix it, the problem is only showing in World of Warcraft, I have tried other games like Metro 2033, Assassins Creed 2, Splinter Cell Conviction and Just Cause 2, none of them shows any errors at all.

    Can add that I have tried to update the drivers to the latest, tried reinstalling directx to latest

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    The info:

    * CPU: Athlon X2 5200+
    * RAM: 8GB Reaper
    * Graphics Card: XFX Geforce GTX260
    * Power Supply: 850W Corsair TX
    * Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
    * Resolution: 1680x1050
    * WoW Settings (AA, Shadows, View Distance, Spell Effects...etc): Every slider at max except shadow which is half way, x1 multisample

    The Graphics info from dxdiag:

    Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
    Manufacturer: NVIDIA
    Chip type: GeForce GTX 260
    DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
    Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_05E2&SUBSYS_23901682&REV_A1
    Display Memory: 4077 MB
    Dedicated Memory: 877 MB
    Shared Memory: 3199 MB
    Current Mode: 1680 x 1050 (32 bit) (59Hz)
    Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
    Monitor Model: MW221
    Monitor Id: ACI22B1
    Native Mode: 1680 x 1050(p) (59.954Hz)
    Output Type: DVI
    Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
    Driver File Version: 8.17.0011.9745 (English)
    Driver Version: 8.17.11.9745
    DDI Version: 10
    Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
    Driver Attributes: Final Retail
    Driver Date/Size: 4/4/2010 00:55:31, 11906664 bytes
    WHQL Logo'd: n/a
    WHQL Date Stamp: n/a
    Device Identifier: {D7B71E3E-46A2-11CF-2353-9B031FC2C535}
    Vendor ID: 0x10DE
    Device ID: 0x05E2
    SubSys ID: 0x23901682
    Revision ID: 0x00A1
    Driver Strong Name: oem7.inf:NVIDIA_SetA_Devices.NTamd64.6.1:Section003:8.17.11.9745ci\ven_10de&dev_05e2
    Rank Of Driver: 00E62001
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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Please post the requested information from the Help Request sticky.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Did you change the video settings recently? That same thing happened to me when I put the video settings too low, specifically multisampling and I set my colors to 16 bit or something. Try in wow but I think I did it on my videocard settings. Just tell your video card to do what the program tells it.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Updated the post with the information I forgot, sorry about that.

    Also I havent changed anything myself, I have checked and the graphics settings in windows do say to let the program decide the settings and I have tried switching to higher Multisampling setting but its no difference.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    I've been seeing this too recently.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by Pushealer
    Did you change the video settings recently? That same thing happened to me when I put the video settings too low, specifically multisampling and I set my colors to 16 bit or something. Try in wow but I think I did it on my videocard settings. Just tell your video card to do what the program tells it.
    This. Make sure you're not set to 16-bit color in game.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Thanks alot, as you guys suggested was indeed the 16bit depth thing that was messing things up. Weird thing though was that I could not choose 24bit depth in the Video menu in WOW any more, but I found a couple of /console commands to force it back to 24bit and that fixed it.

    If anyone else has the problem and cant set it in the menu you can try to type this:

    /console gxcolorbits 24
    /console gxdepthbits 24
    /console gxMultisample 4 (or whatever multisample you want)
    /console gxrestart

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by hbl76
    Thanks alot, as you guys suggested was indeed the 16bit depth thing that was messing things up. Weird thing though was that I could not choose 24bit depth in the Video menu in WOW any more, but I found a couple of /console commands to force it back to 24bit and that fixed it.

    If anyone else has the problem and cant set it in the menu you can try to type this:

    /console gxcolorbits 24
    /console gxdepthbits 24
    /console gxMultisample 4 (or whatever multisample you want)
    /console gxrestart

    Thanks again!
    There was another thread recently where that was an issue. I'm curious to know what's causing the 24-bit color depth to disappear from people's option dropdown.

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilraaz
    There was another thread recently where that was an issue. I'm curious to know what's causing the 24-bit color depth to disappear from people's option dropdown.
    I started seeing this after installing AVR, coincidence?

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    Re: Graphic error in WOW

    Quote Originally Posted by Salmon
    I started seeing this after installing AVR, coincidence?
    I installed AVR and 24-bit color depth didn't disappear.

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