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Old 04-20-2008, 07:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i had my 7900gt now for over 2 years now. lots of gaming. i'm seeing all these specs all over screen and they're flickering. when i try to update the driver. bsod.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm... have you checked what the temps usually run on your card... have you tried re-seating, or even if your fan is still working on it?

Those are just some basic things.. but all things that would cause that. Definitely sounds like a hardware failure.
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i've tried reseating it. acctually took it out to look for phyiscal damage to the fan and heatsink..
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Ouch, any fried circuits?
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dont belive so.
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thats called artifacting...usually caused by heat, or bad seating. But in this case i would say your card is going out.
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Well, usually when cards go out, you can spot fried circuits. But, I guess if a re-seat doesn't help, then a replacement is probably all that will help.
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My money would be on either the fan having gone out, or being clogged. Take the card out and check to make sure it doesnt have a small rodent living in it (or dust bunny if you prefer) and that the fan spins freely.
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My money would be on either the fan having gone out, or being clogged. Take the card out and check to make sure it doesnt have a small rodent living in it (or dust bunny if you prefer) and that the fan spins freely.
Never heard the small rodent expression before
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If you had seen some of the machines i have worked on, you'd understand. I opened one computer that probably hadnt been opened in 6 years. It looked like someone tossed a cat into a wood chipper and sprayed it into the computer.
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