just FYI, that 9400 isnt even a proper gaming card, and it performs horribly in most of the testing i have seen for games period. STO is no slouch @ beating on graphics cards, and while it may have been performing well enough to play on, i would hardly consider it gaming worthy in the first place. it only has 16 stream processors, putting it at a level comparable to integrated graphics. by comparison, a 9800GT has 112, and a 9800GTX has 128 (within the same generation), and the 9800GT costs less than $100 most places for the 512mb version now.
with that said, i havent noticed this on any of 3 rigs, one running an HD5870, one running an HD5850, and one running 2 HD5870s in crossfire. all are running the 10.2 catalyst driver pack. everyone complaining about problems needs to include driver version and card in use or the devs cant collect meaningful data with which to correct the problem unless you crash the game and send an error report in
ed: seems someone beat me to it lol. maybe i should pull out my 8800GT or my laptop which has a GT240M and test both of them for the problem. if no one can find an ATI card exhibiting this behavior i will test it
I'm running the latest drivers for it, but...should I try putting in my old 7900 GT instead? I used that one for a long time and I updated to this one because I was under the impression that it was a much better card, and I had mostly run out of my updating budget by that point after the processor, motherboard, and RAM.