I have a problem.

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Phyre
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I have a problem.

Postby Phyre » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:06 am UTC

The last couple days my computer has started acting up, slightly intermittent, with graphical distortion.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/5/imag0028kz.jpg/

If I do the windows rating index (during the direct 3d 9 Aero test) it will cause my computer to do what is shown in the image, but to a greater extent, and eventually the monitor wont have a signal anymore.

I think it's my graphics card (nvidia 9800GTX+/9800) going bad, but I'm not sure.

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Re: I have a problem.

Postby Adam Preston » Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:09 pm UTC

I also believe that it may be the Graphics Card, I'm not sure what else would be able to cause this, unless it's some sort of virus?
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Re: I have a problem.

Postby Phyre » Sun Aug 21, 2011 5:49 pm UTC

I think it has something to do with 3D rendering. Is there a way to test it while in safe mode?

Also found no viruses.

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Re: I have a problem.

Postby Phyre » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:30 pm UTC

Windows has given my graphics card a code 43 (device not working), and I can't get it working again. Does this basically confirm that the card is the problem?

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Re: I have a problem.

Postby Endless Mike » Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:36 pm UTC

Either the card or the slot it's in, but I'd say it's the card. It happens.

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Re: I have a problem.

Postby JoeyJo0 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:08 am UTC

I've had this before, on an old monitor that was broken.

You seem to have quite some bad luck. I've never had that error.
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Re: I have a problem.

Postby mosc » Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:08 pm UTC

You can tell the difference between a sick video card and a sick monitor by the image you posted. It's clearly a sick graphics card. It's dead.
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