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Old November 19, 2008, 01:32 PM
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Default HTPC help (display problems) ....!

Hey guys, first off, here's the gear used:

Mobo: Biostar TForce 570 SLI (AM2)
CPU: x2 3600+ brisbane
Memory: 4 gig corsair PC2-5300
Videocard: Sapphire HD3650, connected over HDMI to my LCD tv, in 720p

My problem(s): I've been using this HTPC to play NHL 2008, streaming/downloading/playback of media, etc... Everything worked flawlessly.

Now, I get a nasty virus (my girlfriend's episode of Gray's Anatomy was infected) and had to reinstall from scratch.

So upon the first boot to windows, after a fresh install, I'm greeted with garbage on screen, as in I can't see sh*t through the mish-mash of colors. I reboot, go into safe mode and tweak the resolution somehow.

Long story short, I end up successfully installing the latest ATI drivers and Catalyst control panel and I can boot to windows in 720p.

Now, I install NHL2008, and low and behold, every time I try to play, the game boots the the freakin' mish-mash of colors and I end up having to reboot. I cannot get this game to work, at all.

Can anyone help?

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Old November 19, 2008, 01:48 PM
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did you touch the vga at all? sounds like static damage to one ram chip.
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Old November 19, 2008, 03:00 PM
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what resolution is the game set for?
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