Faulty video card or juvenile OS? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-15-2009, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 26
Default Faulty video card or juvenile OS?

I'm having some technical difficulties so lets see if tech forums can help me out. I recently built a new rig and it worked fine the first few days and then my video card crapped out so I had to RMA it. Upon it arrival I installed it but didn't use the PC because I planned on formatting it soon because I knew I'd be getting Windows 7 soon. (Microsoft sent it for a Windows 7 party =D) Anyway, I am now having some difficulty running 95% of my games and I cant figure out if it is because I am on a still new OS or because my video card is crapping out again. The reason I'm worried its the video card is because a week after I RMA'd my video card I read EVGA cleaned out Neweggs stock of my card because supposedly they had gotten a bad batch. Oh and as for the difficulties I am encountering, in Batman: Arkham Asylum I cant play the game because the FPS is terrible and in Fallout 3 the game would stutter occasionally but now it just always crashes on startup. Even Plants vs. Zombies is a little laggy. I've downloaded all the most up to date drivers so I dont know what else to try. Is there any way to check that my video card is functioning properly? Any help is appreciated.

This is my setup btw if it matters...
Intel i7 920
EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 SuperClocked
OCZ 6GB Gold DDR3 1600
Corsair 750w TX PSU
WD Caviar Black 640GB
Nato91 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help With New Video Card Hunter434 System Upgrades 11 09-21-2009 05:30 PM
Which video card to go with? Ksingler System Upgrades 4 03-20-2009 06:44 PM
New video card. 35g700 New Systems | Building and Buying 16 03-20-2009 02:45 PM
How to rip DVD and convert video with only one converter calmtran Computer Audio and Multimedia 0 11-05-2008 02:36 AM
Possible video card issue -- ATI X1650 houndofspace Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 10 12-04-2007 01:17 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.