This is usually a sign that your card is getting too hot, is your case properly ventilated? Have you cleaned the dust out of your system recently? Is the graphics card fan (if it has it's own) spinning freely?
It *should work properly after you're done, but something may be faulty in your system so there's no guarantee's.
Removing the fans isn't necessary or recommended unless you know what you're doing, just use the can of compressed air to blow around/through them. And make sure to get the heatsinks on your motherboard, CPU and video card as well.
This is actually a known graphics problem with the Sims 3. On some PC's it's worse that others, but everyone seems to be having this problem. It's probably something like the incredible stretching toddler. They used adult animations for the todders to socialise and watch television so they undergo a freakish body change when socialising. The game needs a patch, so you can do what I've done (but this is only on the sims themselves for me) just go to Edit Town and see if that clears it, or if it's a sim, have them change clothes.
Okay, I've done a wee bit of research. Based on the other games that ajamasin is having this problem with, I'd venture to say it's a pixel shader issue. I know that it happens with the Sims 3 and both Godfather II and Dawn of Discovery require pixel shader enabled graphics cards to run. Try saving, leaving and returning. Again, this does happen to me and if you check the forums it is happening to a lot of other people. It looks like it might be the graphics card but more specifically pixel shader being used in the game. I don't know much about this program. This happens to me but it's rare and completely intermittant. If this is happening to you constantly it's time to check your card temps while running the game and make sure you don't have a failure occurring.
The catalyst control center is the program that comes with the ati, if u installed the drivers from the cd then it should be there. the red icon with ATI logo. just start the program, go to preferences and chose to restore factory default. Another way i have figured strangely when u load the game and start playing; it shows u the triangles right, i just minimized the game( windows key +m ) then restored it and it works fine. so i am not really sure what the problem is but that works with me.
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