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Potential Video Card Issue.


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#1 Jason7533

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 02:02 PM

I have a GeForce Video card that I use to run Dual Monitors. I've been using it for a few years now, and have had no problems. Actually, I recently opened up the computer to clean the dust out, and was experiencing problems with it freezing up. I opened it back up, blew it out again and made sure I didn't knock anything loose. It's been working with no problems since then(about 1 month ago). However, i'm now having problems. I'll be working with no problems, then I notice the screens start to get a tint of green. Also, looks as though some lines get a little wavvy. Usually, everything freezes up soon after. I'll reboot it, and it starts up fine, but usually the same thing happens. The last time I had some green box like images appear on the screen. I was hoping I might get some ideas of what's going on, and how I might be able to correct the problem. The PC itself runs XP and is a good 5 years old. It seems as though I really encounter the problem when i'm working with 1 particular website. However, this is the primary site I use to work, so I'm on it most of the time. I don't encounter the problem with my Laptop, so I really don't think it's the problem.

Thanks in advance.

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 21 June 2008 - 03:14 PM

After unplugging the computer, I would remove the video card and make sure the fan and fins of the heatsink on the card are nice and clean. Also blow out the slot
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