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Old 02-11-2011, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone can help me with a real problem Im having with my system. Firstly, this problem is intermittent as in to say that it does not occur all the time. When I boot my system the graphics on the BIOS start up screen are warped...in fact there is even strange symbols amongst the start up text. After finally booting into windows 7 - if I try to begin any high graphic program the machine will crash and go to BSOD error. However, I can watch videos and browse the web for some time before this will inevitably will occur. I am thinking that either my graphics card is dead (Nvidia 8800 GTX)...but I was wondering if there was anything I could do to test this...

I do not want to buy a new graphics card to find out it was the motherboard for example!!.

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Hey Indie!

That sounds very like your GFX card.

Would you happen to have onboard video, or perhaps another GFX card?
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Unfortunately I don't have on-board graphics but I have done a little searching around on google (on my laptop) and there are lots off ppl with the same issues! Was such a good card as well I am sad to see it go!, i have just posted another thread about potential replacements for it - could you recommend me any? thanks
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Not really, no. I'm not wise in the ways of GFX. Your other thread should give more of an idea for other members.
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