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post #1 of 3 Old 11-23-2000, 07:30 AM - Thread Starter
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I have been using a Creative Annihilator Geforce with no problems. After a year it quit working. So I just now replaced it with a
Geforce2 MX card. I am running a Compaq/Intel motherboard
with an AMD Duron 700 and 256 mb of RAM and WinDVD 2000.

Problem is that now I am experiencing jitteriness in the DVD
playback. What can I do to try to remedy this?
Also, should I download the nVidia "Detonator 3" drivers?

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Hi Robert:

___That is the second time I have heard of someone having a jittery/shimmering picture w/ the MX’s on a VIA chipset but the Detonator drivers are recommended for improved gaming performance, tweaking the overlay w/ its Digital Vibrance Control (I still wonder if this is not just a simple gamma tweak myself), work with Power Strip properly, and hopefully fix your jitter problem. I have seen a shimmering screen syndrome only twice in my life and each time, an RMA of the video card fixed the offender post haste. I do not know what the problem is, but if it’s a problem that Nvidia rederence drivers do not cure, by all means take the card back for an exchange. As another item to think about, I would never install the drivers that came on the CD. Always download the latest driver and application package from Creative in your case or pick up the Detonators from Nvidia which is probably what you have already done.

___There are a few bugs with the Detonators reported by Ahsley of Power Strip fame that may or may not have been fixed with the latest 6.31’s. Here is a quick mention of it from Ashley’s write up on his news page:
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If you are using the Nvidia Detonator 3 drivers and experiencing random exceptions, it may help to check "Disable DDI GammaRamp support" on the PowerStrip Troubleshooting page. Note that this does not and cannot resolve the Detonator 3 bug which throws up NVDISP.DRV errors. To reproduce the bug, soak up some resources by opening a number of IE windows, along with Media Player 7.0. Then open Display Properties > Settings, and, if enough windows are already open, you'll be greeted with a RunDLL32 exception in the NVDISP driver. To work around this until NVidia posts a fix, try to make sure GDI resources never fall below 40%. If you get an NVDISP error, click Ignore instead of Close when you get a white box error, close some windows to recoup resources, and then reboot as soon as possible.
I have not really seen the bug but it is something to be aware of.

___Other than that, let us know if it cures the problem.

___Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving

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Thanks, Wayne for all your suggestions.
Shortly after I posted I downloaded Detonator and after
installing it I no longer have the jitters.
Everything is now smooth.

Interestingly, I am not seeing a whole lot of picture
quality improvement over the measly TNT2 card that was OEM
with my Compaq. Since they can be had for about 15 bucks
on eBay those TNT2 cards are really a lot of bang for
the buck.

Bob

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