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Old 04-24-2005, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The other night, I was playing a pretty high graphic demanding game, and all of the sudden the picture on my monitor distorted. I have heard of fans going out in ATI cards quite frequently, so I assumed that my VGA chip was overheating and promptly turned off the computer. I opened my case and supplied power to see if the fan on the card was working, and it was not. So in hopes of saving my card, I bought a new VGA fan from Fry's Electronics. I properly installed it and put the card back into my case and booted. The image is better, but I still see some distortion in the display. I've hosted an image of what it looks like on my desktop currently. The url is . I was just curious if my VGA chip is permanently messed up or if this is repairable? Or even perhaps something minor that I may have overlooked is causing this problem. Any suggestions on comments in relation to my problem would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2005, 05:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try updating the graphics. I think you fried something.


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Old 04-24-2005, 05:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try updating your driver's and see what happen's,But like desiboi said i think you kind of fried the card.
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Yeah, they are right... indeed, you fried something... it's not normal for a video card to act like that.
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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If by fry, you mean perhaps melted the VGA chip, I understand. Also, it's not like I purposely friend it. Like I stated before, I have had many friend's have this same fan go out for no apparent reason. One of them, the card was only 2 months old. So I don't really know, I've opened a support ticket with ATI, and I guess I'll follow that. Thanks for the replies
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