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#1 8-bit

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

Just recently Ive started experiencing screen corruptions like the example shown. As far as I know my drivers are up to date. Is it definitely a driver issue??

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:58 PM

It looks like an overheating issue, or possibly the graphics card starting to fail.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:12 PM

It looks like an overheating issue, or possibly the graphics card starting to fail.


I agree. I had some artifacts show up on my screen in a similar way. I checked my video card temperature and it was above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 Celsius). I removed the heatsink/fan and cleaned out the dust that was stuck inside and the temperature dropped to 60 degrees Fahrenheit (15 Celsius).

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:12 PM

Graphics card failure? really? Its only about two years old. Is that possible?

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:18 PM

I said possible. you won't know until you clean out the heatsink/fan.
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Posted 07 August 2007 - 04:23 PM

Ah I see. many thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:09 PM

I took my video card apart and cleaned it as much as I could. Since then I haven't had any screen corruptions! Thanks for your help boys! :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 06:22 PM

Keep an eye on the temperature of your video card. Right click on the desktop, go to properties, select the Settings tab, then click on advanced. Depending on what video card you have you might find the temperature there.

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:11 PM

You could try to get speedfan, it may be able to monitor the temperature of the card.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 11:47 AM

Thanks. :thumbsup:




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