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#1 joebeaven

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

Hi,

 

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) with an nVidia GeForce 8400 GS (256MB 256 PCIe) graphics card and an ASUS P5N-E SLI motherboard.

 

This morning I turned my computer on and it worked fine for a bit. Then it froze so I restarted, after which the screen resolution had got a lot smaller and the quality of the graphics had reduced dramatically. I tried to increase the resolution but the option was greyed out. 

 

I tried updating the driver for my graphics card, but that didn't help.

 

I've looked in Device Manager, but it isn't reporting a problem with the graphics card, or any other hardware.

 

I've attached a screen dump to show what my display now looks like.

 

Please can someone suggest how to fix the problem and get my display back to normal?

 

Thanks,

Joe

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:08 AM

from my experience its an indicator your video card is on its way to the gfx afterlife. lol I had the same issue with my gts 250 by bfg and a few months later dead. no video. it could be a few cores or memory chips are going bad. either way a new gfx is my suggestion.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 08:48 AM

That does look just like a video card running on the standard VGA drivers in windows.  In Device Manager, look for any yellow marks next to your video card, ? or !.

 

You might need to remove the drivers completely, then do a reinstall.  Really odd it should do it when it did.  Were any updates installed on reboot?  Any hard drive problems?

 

EDIT:  As steel027 said above, there is a chance there might be a hardware problem with your graphics card.  Those 8XXX GPUs were known for having problems with the solder joints on the GPU, and they tended to crack/fracture after repeated heat/cold cycles.


Edited by dpunisher, 28 March 2013 - 08:50 AM.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for the advice. I've sent for a new card.






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