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My graphics card is dieing?


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#1 sjvirchow

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:57 PM

So I was looking up directions in Google Earth, when I got this. Screenshot

Is this proof that my graphic's card is dieing? it's an Nvidia Geforce 7600GS. about four years old.
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

Try reinstalling google earth.

IF that doesnt fix the issue, try updating your video cards driver.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:05 PM

Posted Image


Here's a bigger screenshot
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Posted 11 June 2010 - 10:58 PM

Might actually be a software issue. Could be an issue with DirectX or OpenGL. Do you know which one you're using? Google Earth makes it easy to start using either.

Are you using the most up to date version of Google Earth? That could help, too, or it might be too up to date! (BETA version)

If it is indeed your vid card, it's most likely either a driver or a heating problem. Install the latest video drivers and clean any dust out of the video card fan.

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Posted 12 June 2010 - 11:07 AM

I'm using DirectX since, that's how it wanted me to run it. I am using the most recent version. My card runs pretty hot. I'm not getting those lines with the most recent driver's installed, but still. I might as well upgrade it huh?
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

I doubt that your video card is dying as you would see other video anomalies.
Any display issues in any other programs?
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

Portal has artifacts, Half Life has artifact's.... Flight Simulator 2004 has artifact's... Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 has artifact's... Combat Flight Simulator 3 has artifacts.... oh, and sometimes I get BSOD's, because of nvidia's driver's. These artifact's go away when I install Nvidia's driver's, but then about once a week I get a BSOD from nvidia's drivers.
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 06:21 PM

Just for the heck of it, try dropping the hardware accelleration down

Control Panel - display - settings tab - advanced button - troubleshoot
Slide it all the way down and reboot.
If you still have the same issue set it back up to full
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Posted 12 June 2010 - 08:02 PM

How would I go about doing that in Windows 7?
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