Video card problems
Hey, so I've noticed some issues with my video card lately [EVGA GeForce 7600 GT.] In playing games, such as Morrowind, the video will be choppy all the time. It wasn't the worst I've ever used, so I just lived with it seeing as my work doesn't leave me much free time right now.
Well I went to bed the other night with my computer on, nothing unusual for me [and yes, I do give it it's rest at times]. When I woke up I noticed a fan, sounded like my GPU's, was spinning pretty fast, like a game was going. I check the computer and nothing responds. Humm. Great. Not being positive what was the problem, I tried the reset button first but it didn't work. Then turned the power off and waited a min. Turned on, got the beep code of one long and 3 short. From what i've found, the problem pointed to my graphics card. Got the beep code a second time after restarting... it booted fine after a 5 min wait.
So basically somethings going on with it. Another example of it's problem is even if I preview windows screensavers, like the 3D flower box for example, it just moves all choppy like its stuttering. ouch
I haven't tried tackling the problem yet only because I have a major annual report that needs to be finished by next friday... I don't want to inadvertently make things worse and screw myself from finishing this work. So any clues or suggestions on what's happening? I was first going to try reinstalling the driver, then looking in BIOS to see if anything looks off. Also, my card runs around 75-78 Celcius :\
Thanks for the help!
Processor - AMD 64, 4200 X2
RAM - 2 gb ram, Corsair
Motherboard - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe
Harddrive - 320 GB Seagate
Video Card - EVGA GeForce 7600 GT
PSU - antec 550W