is my graphics card toast?
My roommate installed and played Crysis on my aging computer and after a few days of it working without any major problems, the game suddenly went to black screen and froze. My roommate did a hard reset on my computer and when Windows started to load back up, there were weird pixelated blocks on the login screen. When I logged into my account on Windows, all of the graphics were horribly messed up and I really couldn't see a thing besides my cursor. I could hear programs starting up like normal and could even sometimes see some of the windows that would pop up during the normal start-up process, but all I could see were essentially four big triangles filling my computer screen (looks like a big X in the middle of my screen). I'm a little worried that Crysis worked my card too hard (a 6600gt) and the card crashed. The thing is, I can still get into safe mode and see everything no problem. I have tried reinstalling the drivers for my card and have uninstalled Crysis, but neither of those fixes seemed to work. Anyone have any idea what happened or how I can fix it?
My rig (getting old):
Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers
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