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#1 Talonaces

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:43 PM

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Please help! My computer will not boot in normal mode. When attempting to boot in normal mode, it goes to a very funky colored screan, similar to a fabric pattern with tiny brite bits of red, green, blue and yellow. It does not go anywhere from there. I am able to boot in safe mode. I did this, ran ad-aware, spy-bot, and AVG free and cleaned all items found. I then ran disk defrag on hard drive. Restarted into normal mode, and same thing. I have a Dim 4500, 2 gb RAM, Nvidia 8600 GT 256mb card. Running WIN XP Pro, Sp2. Before this happened, it sounded as if hard drive, or something else, was making loud humming sound. No humming sound now. Any help would be appreciated.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 02:51 PM

I would suspect video card(might be hardware or drivers), inspect the card with side off and then boot computer and watch fan. If you can't see anything wrong then go into safe mode and remove and reload the drivers.
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 03:23 PM

If dachew's solutions dont work you can try benchmarking the Card with 3dmark. You can do this in safe mode

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 06:59 AM

I opened up PC and restarted. Fan on card seemed to work fine. I shut down and cleaned everything. Took card out and cleaned off all dust. Re-seated card, started back up, and same problem. I uninstalled drivers, then reinstalled them. System came back, but said drivers where not installed. I went to nvidia website and downloaded updated drivers, installed them, and system came back up for a few moments, then crased again. Any other advice??? I am thinking of purchasing a new vid card, but would like to be sure that is the problem before wasting my money. Thanks.
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 07:26 AM

if the case was pretty hot from dirt clogging fans and restricting air flow, same for vid card fan, then I would suspect the gpu chip is fried

they get hot as heck anyway

I had a asus nvidia 5200 that only lasted a year and I don't game

that why I went with a ati 9600(last version) with reduced die size, low power usage and no heat problems

gaming cards like girlfriends are high maintenance
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Posted 05 September 2007 - 03:29 PM

Yep, that's what I'm thinking. The cards fan was pretty clogged. Hey, anyone know where I can get a good price on another card? I have a Dem 4500 with a 450 watt power supply. I think I may be in the market for a new.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:32 PM

Thanks all. Replaced hard drive, video card, and power supply. Works great now.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:22 PM

Glad you got it working, What card did you end up choosing?

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 11:15 AM

BFG 7300 GT 512 MB. Did not work at first, that's why I replaced the 250 wt power supply with a 410 wt. Works great now.
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Posted 06 October 2007 - 01:14 PM

Good choice, BFG tech makes some really nice cards.

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