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Ok guys i need everyone on this one, because i need my Sig Rig back

preliminary story

before getting the 8800 gts, i have the 7800 gt in the sig rig
my girlfriend steadily played the Sims 2 , and Pets and University and nightlife expansions on my sig rig (with 7800 gt)

got my 8800 and a gig of ram and gave her my old 3700, msi neo4-f, 7800 gt rig with a gig of value select single channel.

harddrive was already here from when i used to use it as the exact spec i gave (but it used to have my current sig rigs memory)

GET TO THE POINT!!!

the point is, for some reason, the dumb game has a very specific Graphic glitch where some of the Trees are missing, and replaced with white boxes (she says they are asterisks symbols with random black and red lines, also includeing the name of the graphic file (willow_000). so im like ok just reinstall it, well try only one of the games, not the expansions..


no go still does it, of course leading to a quick crash to desktop, and no specific error message, just a application has crashed kind of deal.

so im just nto geting it, how could it run just fine a few months ago on that machine, and then now not run?

you guys need to help me

i want my damn Sig rig back!!!

im thinking my classy 3700 KABQE is way to cool for the sims =)~
and that my sig rig doesnt care *** i run on it lol
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are you running the same drivers as you did before??

specifically the video drivers....???
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the newest ones for the series, mayeb ones just before

but its odd ya know? ran just fine with the vid card in my sig rig

and on that 3700 machine, i ran halflife Source games and BF2 no problem at all

all the temps ar perfectly low

just dont make sence
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id say try swapping out the 7800GT with a different video card just to see if the problem is still there...

If so, then its probably a software thing... if the problem is only there with the 7800GT, then it might be the video card acting weird...

You may want to try the branded video drivers for your card. And if you are running the branded drivers now, try running the generic from the nvidia site... if that still doesn't work, look into hacked drivers....
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im still nto sold on the idea that its my video card at all

because its almost as if the graphic files themselves are screwed up

i dunno, im gonna defrag the machine tomorrow reinstall the game, reload the drivers and then see whats going on

otherwise, any advice is welcome, il read them tomarrow
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Has she downloaded any Sims mods?
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Nope just installed STORE bought expansions

(she just yelled at me for my wording ;p )
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there is a simple solution to this really.....get rid of the girlfriend.
    
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there is a simple solution to this really.....get rid of the girlfriend.
your single arnt you?
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your single arnt you?
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