I'm having some trouble with my computer, getting random artifacts on the screen usually in the form of green and purple pixels during periods of heavier load (whilst scrolling websites fast or viewing pictures, especially during gaming when the artifacts are all over the place and the screen hangs every few seconds).
artifacts on pictures
All signs I can see point to my graphics card being on the fritz and overheating. It's an XFX Nvidia 6800 GT which has never been overclocked and is currently running at about 56 Idle and 70 ish during gaming, which although slightly high isn't at dangerous levels.
Most of the time it's producing a perfect picture and I was wondering if firstly you think I'm right and that it is a problem due to heat and secondly could I salvage the card by applying some Artic Silver and replacing the stock heatsink or is it a scrap and replace job?
I've tried using rivatuner to turn the cards fans all the way up and even underclocked the card to get the temperature down but it isnt having much effect.
My Computer Specs are as follows:
AMD 64 3400+ p
1GB Single Stick Kingston RAM
ASUS K8V - SE Motherboard
XFX Nvidia 6800 GT
Any advice would be great, cheers for your help guys.