Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:03 PM
So the other day I was trying to clean up some malware and was running a scan in safe mode when all of a sudden my computer shuts off. I thought this was strange, but stranger still was the fact that I smelled smoke. I quickly opened up my computer and felt the inside and the video card was HOT. So I waited a bit for it to cool down and then restarted it. After a system restore, everything works fine except the video card. I've tried re-installing the drivers. Also strangely, my settings tell me I am using my video card, when it is obviously using the integrated video that shipped with the computer. So a simple question: Did my video card get toasted? or is there any way to remedy this? I am using Windows XP Media Center edition on an Hp Pavilion a1528x with an Nvidia GeForce 6150. Any feedback much appreciated.