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Graphics card hates life? Why is it being emo? TmT


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#1 Blackth0rn

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 01:38 AM

So it started only a few months after I got the computer, if I'm watching videos that I download or play games it gets worse. I have a windows 7 with Nvidia and when I do things like watch videos or play games, sometimes just using my computer I start getting these little red pixelated squares on my screen. I can screencap the squares and sometimes if I close and restart what I'm doing a few times it gets better. It seems more likely to do it if I'm playing a downloaded movie than on youtube. But, sometimes they're hanging on my desktop.

Windows 7 service pack 1

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Intel Core i3-2100 cpu 3.20ghz

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 520

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Posted 24 January 2016 - 01:51 AM

Sounds like you will have to replace it sooner or later

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:08 PM

Pixelations, weird color streaks, blocks, etc are initial signs the GPU is overheating.

 

Possible causes:

 

   Dust build up

   Not enough air flow through the case

   Failed video card fan

   Poor cooling on the video card itself

 

Since it seems you had no issues with the set up initially, I suspect either dust (which can block the video card fan and the case fans), or a failed fan on the video card.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:11 PM

Ram4x4 you're right could be sogns of gpu dying too

Don't even think about it if your not sure


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 04:21 PM

Yes, sorry,should have mentioned that, the GPU itself could be going bad.



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Posted 24 January 2016 - 10:40 PM

What about runing some tests of everything like HDD ram mobo, etc and see if anything fails

Don't even think about it if your not sure





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