Video Issues

jimmy1801

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I started playing a game, about ten mins into the game the video gets distorted and becomes pretty much unplayable.





I am running;
AMD 2600+
MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR
Geforce 6600 256MB AGP
1.5GB RAM 333
 

Atomic Rooster

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Your video card may be overheating. Check to see that the fan is clean and operating properly. Does this happen with all games? How's the airflow through your case?
 

jimmy1801

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i thought that too, i am not sure what a good temp for my card is, i installed everest and it says the temp is 65C idle and at the time it started messing up it hit 75C. the fan is running properly. i hav tested it with two games and both do it. air flow is good.
 

mammikoura

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wow, pretty bad artifacts.
But yeah, the vid card is probably overheating. If not then a driver update could work.
 

jimmy1801

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yeah tell me about it, i updated the drivers and still have the problem, it is an older game and was wondering if the drivers could be too new. i am going to try and use older drivers. what is a good temp for my card.
 

Atomic Rooster

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75C isn't too bad. If I remember right, the nvidia control panel will warn you if it's overheating. You could try updating the drivers.
 

jimmy1801

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well i did a search about the card and temps for it, on nvidia's forum someone had said that they were having issues at 75C and that seems to be the same temp i hit when the artifacts start, i took my card out and cleaned the fan, not too dirty, and applied new thermal paste. the idol temp right now is 45C, haven't had a chance to play yet. will post to let you know the results.
 

jimmy1801

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i dont think that it is a heat issue, my card didn't get hotter than 52C. i have no idea what is going on here.

could the memory on my card get too hot?????
 

Atomic Rooster

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Have you tried an older set of drivers? Here's the Nvidia Windows XP/2000 Driver Archive

You could be having a memory issue on the card. Try sending an email to the manufacturer's support site telling them of the problem you're having. They may recommend sending the card in for a RMA.
 
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