I've submitted to Support, but figured I'd try here too, hopefully someone has seen this before (searching returned nadda)...

Just purchased the collector's edition and am unable to get into the game.

Sound is fine. Video is strobe.

Please see a demonstration here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d3vzqDWNdk

As you can see, the problem goes beyond video playback. The character screen is empty.

I have gone through all the instructions available on the support site/forums. Nothing has worked. (modifying rift.cfg, etc).

I have updated my video drivers, as well as Windows, etc.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 3/19/2011, 20:09:43
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: OptiPlex 755
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A10
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3966MB RAM
Page File: 2613MB used, 5315MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 64bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9800 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0614&SUBSYS_0E7919F1&REV_A2
Display Memory: 2734 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1007 MB
Shared Memory: 1726 MB
Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: ViewSonic VA2323wm
Monitor Model: VA2323wm
Monitor Id: VSC3323
Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
Output Type: DVI
Driver Name: nvd3dumx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvwgf2umx.dll,nvd3dum,n vwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.6658 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.6658