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Old 12-22-2009, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry my computers graphics crashed, help please

I loaded up world of warcraft and then all the graphics just got jumbled. Hard to describe what it looked like, but now it will not even display anything properly. I tried clearing the dust out, nothing happened. I start up my pc now and get 2 boxes that stretch across the screen full of random characters.

My initial thought is the graphics card is broken but I don't know for sure.
Wtf is going on?

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Old 12-22-2009, 04:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It does sound like the GPU might be on it's way out, But I would try using a driver cleaner and remove the GPU driver then reinstall the newest driver for the GPU and see what happens. Had a older system do something similar with a AGP card that had tons of artifacts and did every thing with the drivers but nothing helped, Then I put another AGP card in that I knew worked and all was well.

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It does sound like the GPU might be on it's way out, But I would try using a driver cleaner and remove the GPU driver then reinstall the newest driver for the GPU and see what happens. Had a older system do something similar with a AGP card that had tons of artifacts and did every thing with the drivers but nothing helped, Then I put another AGP card in that I knew worked and all was well.

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Thanks, it ended up being the GPU. I'm using on board gfx until my new card comes to my house.
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