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Video card problems possibly..

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#1 Woolu


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 03:47 AM


Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe

CPU AMD Athlon 64 FX/64 X2/64 and Sempron Processor

MTI Nvidia 8800GT 512mb

Windows Vista 32bit Buisness edition

Vizio 42" 1080i HD Television(Using as my monitor)

SATA Western Digital 75gb Hard drive x2

4 gb of Ram

So my problem that has been happening is my monitor will just go blue. My computer is still on, and the only way to shut it down is manually. The first symptoms tho, when playing World of Warcraft, the text would look kinda doubled up. To fix it I would go into the Nvidia control panel and set the resolution to 1762x992(Wide), and this would work. Even tho my resolution is already set to that. I would just pick it again and apply and everything would go back to normal. Be it tho that the problem was happening on my desktop, not just in game. I also found I could change a couple of video settings(not related to resolution) and it would work as well. But now its gotten worse w/ the blue screen. So I was thinking that the video card was probably dying. So what I did was take an old video card out of a PC that is dead and put it in to see if it would work, but I couldnt even get it to install. I know the old video card works, Ive put it in another computer and its fine. Also the blue screen isnt just doing it in games. I was searching the internet trying to find drivers from MSI for the card because I was thinking it would be better to just download from their website instead of Nvidias. And it went blue. Its really aggravating because I hate turning my computer off like that.

One thing I thought it possibly was, is that when I downloaded Aion, thats when all of the trouble started. So I uninstalled Aion and same issue. I downloaded the drivers for the video card as well and this didnt fix it. I have looked in my problems and solutions log to see if there are any reports of errors for anything video related and nothing is in there. The only error reports are for Windows Defender and they are totally unrelated. I really have no idea were to go or what to do. If anyone has any ideas,, I would greatly appreciate them.

P.S. O yes, I dont know if this makes a differnce. But when I was downloading Aion I ran out of space on my first 75 gib Hard drive and then decided to take WoW off of that hard drive and put it on the one thats pretty much empty.

Edited by Woolu, 21 September 2009 - 04:20 AM.

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#2 RainbowSix


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Posted 21 September 2009 - 08:01 PM

Don't set your resolution higher than the TV's native resolution. Most TVs which are labeled 1080i are actually only 720p but are able to accept and downscale a 1080i signal. Look in your TV manual for the native resolution.
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