Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:58 PM
So I was playing around in the Overdrive part of the Control Center software that came with my driver - it is an ATI Radeon 6770. I moved the clocks up, I don't remember how far (they were set pretty close to the maximum to begin with), but not quite to the max, and hit test. Screen went crazy and was just totally unstable. I couldn't do anything, eventually had to restart windows. I figured everything would go back to normal, but it never did.
Windows would start, I'd get to my desktop, and within 10 or 15 seconds the screen would fill with black and gray lines, flash, and then just turn black. I never had enough time to open CCC and reset the clocks. I tried removing then restoring power to the card and re-starting to no avail. Also I unseated and then reseated the card, to no avail. My old video card (4850) which is in now is so big it had to use the other slot so I'm wondering if I could have damaged the PCI slot?
My question then is is the card still usable or did I totally fry it? I'd think if it was totally fried I wouldn't be able to get any video onto my monitor.