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#1 Firepaw

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:31 AM

I woke up this morning to find my graphics card had died. The screen had white lines going through it etc., and my computer BSOD'd during startup. I switched over to my MOBO's onboard graphics and now it's working fine. Lately my computer has been having problems randomly freezing up or BSOD'ing, and I was wondering:
Is it more likely that my Graphics Card has been the source of the problem, or a result of a bigger problem?

Thank you for your time.

Edited by Firepaw, 15 August 2011 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:34 PM

It was probably the progression of your video card ultimately dying, but before i is determined that its dead, when was the last time you cleaned it? Dust buildup and heat can cause issues like this one.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:08 PM

I've cleaned it mainly when problems started arising. I've found that some of the ducts wouldn't get clean of dust no matter how much I sprayed them with compressed air.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:19 PM

Thats when you get something like a toothpick or a plastic fork to clear the dust out.

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:49 PM

There is also a possibility that is could be overheating.

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