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The one thing you didn't include in your System Spec. is the graphics board you are using. To find out (if you are not sure) in Windows 7 or before open the Start window (round Window's logo button in bottom left corner of your screen) and type in the search/run entry box "dxdiag" and hit [RETURN] This will start a DirectX Diagnostics program. Under the "Display" tab of that program you will find the name of the graphics board currently being used by Windows. Some of the less powerful graphics processors just can't display all the real time bump mapping, reflections, shadow casting lights, environment shaders, etc, even though the SL preferences will allow you to activate them.

Your included images look to me like abandoned shadow or highlight renders which would mean you have too many graphic bells and whistles activated or your GPU is simply incapable of rendering all you have active in a "frame rate friendly" manor - so it doesn't!

If this is an effect that has just started showing up, it could be a sign of a failing GPU (most likely due to over heating)

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The one thing you didn't include in your System Spec. is the graphics board you are using. To find out (if you are not sure) in Windows 7 or before open the Start window (round Window's logo button in bottom left corner of your screen) and type in the search/run entry box "dxdiag" and hit [RETURN] This will start a DirectX Diagnostics program. Under the "Display" tab of that program you will find the name of the graphics board currently being used by Windows. Some of the less powerful graphics processors just can't display all the real time bump mapping, reflections, shadow casting lights, environment shaders, etc, even though the SL preferences will allow you to activate them.

Your included images look to me like abandoned shadow or highlight renders which would mean you have too many graphic bells and whistles activated or your GPU is simply incapable of rendering all you have active in a "frame rate friendly" manor - so it doesn't!

If this is an effect that has just started showing up, it could be a sign of a failing GPU (most likely due to over heating)

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