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Old 11-29-2013, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Graphics Card seems to be shot?

Hey everyone,

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series and I have updated the drivers however, the problem persists.

This happens when I play games or watch videos on YouTube. Any way I can fix it?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked to see if there is any damage to the cable or input ports? Check to make sure there's no pins missing or anything before you chuck the card.
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Default Re: Graphics Card seems to be shot?

It's called artifacts. A good sign that your card is on it's last legs. You might be able to squeeze out some more time, by taking it apart; cleaning it; then reapplying some thermal paste. But even then it would only be temporary. Sorry to say, but it's getting time for a new card.
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