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"The screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3"

i5 2500k
gtx570
8gb ddr3

http://oi42.tinypic.com/ezrk1j.jpg
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Strange thing is, I know the screen saver used to work.... not sure when exactly it stopped though :/

Thinking I just need to maybe refresh my WI score... this is what happens when I try.. the plot thickens...

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I've tried re-installing my Nvidia drivers.. no luck.

Any ideas... tried sfc scan too. no luck.

Just for the record, everything else is running great on the rig. Ultra BF3 settings 40+fps.
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is your direct x up to date? i had a similar issue and ran the updater and it seemed to fix the problem. hope it helps
    
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is your direct x up to date? i had a similar issue and ran the updater and it seemed to fix the problem. hope it helps

Yes, I ran the DX update. Everything is good...

Thanks

Just wanted to note that I think this may have happened after my last system restore... not 100% sure, but it's certainly possible.

Thinking about just doing a complete OS restore. Ugh..
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at least with your rig it will only take like 20 min smile.gif
    
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It's a conspiracy from Nvidia to get you to go and buy a 680. wink.gif

What screen saver is this? Is it a 3rd party, or a stock Windows screen saver?
    
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It's a conspiracy from Nvidia to get you to go and buy a 680. wink.gif
What screen saver is this? Is it a 3rd party, or a stock Windows screen saver?

Stock windows SS. Doesn't matter which one, none of them will work.
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