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Hi... I've been playing COD4 for quite some time now, and ever since I stepped up from my 8800GTX to this 9800GTX I've had strange problems with COD4... Like the screen will sort of freeze, and if I hit ctrl+alt+del and then click cancel to go right back in to the game, it will unfreeze and be fine (for a few seconds at least). It seems to do this in bursts. Also, sometimes the colors of certain objects in the game (trees mostly) will just turn like purple or start glowing strangely, but the game won't freeze.

Anyway if anyone can give me ideas about how to fix this it would be appreciated... I already have the most up to date drivers for my vid card and my motherboard.. and the vid card is not overclocked.

Thanks for the help!
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Is XFire running?
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Is XFire running?
nope. don't use xfire anymore... it's not even installed on this pc.
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Does the card work fine with other games
    
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post #5 of 17
Try deleting drivers (uninstall, load in safe mode run driver sweeper) and installing latest official stable drivers.
post #6 of 17
You can try installing the latest Beta drivers, or get the Latest WHQL drivers.
www.nvidia.com

If non of these work, search Google for "Nvidia modified drivers" and look if there is one specially for COD4
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yeah id start by trying new drivers dont use beta drivers they are not finished hence there called beta and there isn't any special drivers for cod4
but check your power supply is it large enough you want at least 600w and a good one too like antec, coolermaster or thermaltake i have seen strange things happen when a video card dont get enough power and if that fails install rivatuner and underclock the card a little if underclocking it fixes the problem take the card back cause its boned
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post #8 of 17
Try playing COD4 single player and also play in non PB servers for a bit.

I am trying to see if it is a PB issue or just the game.
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Originally Posted by MrShooty View Post
yeah id start by trying new drivers dont use beta drivers they are not finished hence there called beta and there isn't any special drivers for cod4
but check your power supply is it large enough you want at least 600w and a good one too like antec, coolermaster or thermaltake i have seen strange things happen when a video card dont get enough power and if that fails install rivatuner and underclock the card a little if underclocking it fixes the problem take the card back cause its boned
system specs are below his signature. as you can see, he has a 1200W toughpower.


i think he can handle stock clocks
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post #10 of 17
I've been trouble shooting my friend's 9800GTX for a similar issue. He gets little in-game frezes while playing COD 4. He RMAed the card. But the new one was doing the same and wouldnt even OC 1MHz without errors in ati tool. So I used an extra 600w PSU, plugged both the PCI-E 6 pin power, jumped the PSU, and booted the system. After that I could OC the card to 800 core without any issue. So in the end it was a PSU issue.
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