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#1 flat360

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:42 AM

hi i have a 3 year old alienware 7500 area 51 desk top pc with windows xp (service pack 3) that recentlly began freezing in one game and i checked another game and the picture went fuzzy with the colours all blending into each other, i thought there my be a virus at first so done a check and found nothing (mcfee/spybot).
i also rolled the system back to its factory setting to try and rule out any softwarwe issues.
now when the systems boots up to desktop after a few minutes the screen start breaking up and freezes again.
the system has an 8800gtx card (single) and i updated its drivers also.

i'm wondering could the grafic gard be at faulty and causing this issue...?

im not the most techie of people when it comes to pc jargon are workings so be easy with me.

many thanks

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:46 AM

Check to see if your video card's fan is working. Heat can cause these issues. Remove any dust.

Also, it sounds like the card is doing by what we call artifacting, i.e. fuzzy, colors all blending. This can also be due to heat issues or that the card itself is dying.

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:41 PM

i blew any dust away with a airduster aresol, and checked the fan on the card which is working ok.
Although when i tried to switch on the pc the screen stayed black with the pc making low 2 sec tone every 5 sec approx, after about 10 minutes of trying the system did boot up :thumbsup:

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

Try unseating your video card and then re-seating it. Don't force the card but make sure it is set firmly and properly in the correct slot.

Also, when you say two second beeps this sounds like a BIOS code warning. Do you know what BIOS is installed on your motherboard. Your motherboard manual will have this information.

Edited by Sunharrow, 16 September 2009 - 02:42 PM.


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:37 AM

i think the BIOS is by pheonix,

but after some more testing i now know the cards fried :flowers:

so to my next question: will the following specs run nVIDA's 295 GTX series card?

EVGA 680I SLI MOBO (PCI EXPRESS)
CORE 2 DUO 2.13 GHZ E6400 (1066MHZ)
COSAIR 2GB DDR2
1 KW OEM ATX PSU

and if not what would i need to upgrade also for the card to run?

thanks again :thumbsup:




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