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That looks like either overheating issues or you need to update your drivers.
Yeah i agree with Steven, my 8800 didnt like it with the cooling i had in my case i threw up similar results until i put in another 120mm fan.
No overheating issues, it gives 65C while gaming constantly. And all my drivers are up-to-date. Plus, I have 3 extra fans in my PC.
Are you using WHQL or beta Nvidia drivers? Also, what OS, XP, Vista, 32 bit, 64 bit? And, has it done this from the start or did it develope over time? Have you checked you PS voltages? Custom rig, name brand? Some try and do video upgrades that name brand PSs can't handle. Even things like MB chipset driver updates should be checked. That's an odd pattern and reminds me of ATI's Crossfire Suertiling checkerboard. Usually when I've ever had weird graphic patterns on screen it was driver related. I find using Driver Cleaner can help revitalize a bad driver install, especially if you use the Cab Cleaner feature too.
no no no, wait, if you had those squares doesnt it mean that you have overclocked your card too much? i have the same card as you (belgium heh makker :)) and i played half life as well and no problems..
Using original Nvidia drivers from Nvidia.com, WinXP Pro SP2 32Bit. Video card not overclocked, and yes it happened from the start. PS shows using max of 250W while gaming, and I'm using a:
Cooler Master Powersupply RS-430-PCAP Extreme Power 430W
Which should be handle everything, as I don't have much in my PC.
FF|Skyrider;3864807Using original Nvidia drivers from Nvidia.com,...
Meaning the MS certified ones (WHQL) or the beta Nvidias? You could try the other if one is not working.
mmh your watt is really on the low side... very low, i think it needs minimum 450.. so try using a watt like 550 or so (bought one a week ago for 46€)