My gfx card I think

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by owly-oop, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    I was having problems all day with games freezing my pc forcing a restart. It only ever happened with tf2 every-so-often (without any artifacts), and i just kinda shrugged it off. Today it was happening frequently with fallout new vegas with artifacting. I made my fan speed higher so the temperature would go down, since the problem probably was overheating.

    It stopped for awhile, but then with fallout new vegas it started artifacting like crazy and froze my pc again. When I restarted it, my pc was at the lowest resolution in 4bit color. For some reason I can't change the resolution, and my pc seems to freeze after 2 minutes of using it.

    I guess I'm just posting this from my sister's laptop to let my friends know.

    I am also bad with computers and have no money. Yay. I don't know what to do. Can I cry on someone's shoulder?
     
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  2. Exist

    Exist L6: Sharp Member

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    What's the brand and model of the card?
     
  3. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    gtx 260
     
  4. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    I have the same problem with Assassin's Creed and Hammer. With artifacts, do you meanthose purple/green squares? I never found a solution to this and I also hope someone knows what it is! Will post an image later.

    (I'm running on a nvidia gt 9600 or something)
     
  5. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Bummers Super. Your card probably o-heated and kicked the bucket from the sounds of it.

    I have the side of my tower off for extra breathing room, it gets so damn hot in here in the summer.
     
  6. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Ahaha, unlucky.
     
  7. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    Reminds me of that high-contrast mode on old Windows computers.
     
  9. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    What do you mean old windows computers, it's still there :)


    If you change it on your graphics card or Control Panel to 32 or 64 bit does it change?
     
  10. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    Nope, seems to be stuck in this mode
     
  11. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Oh jesus

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    It begins!
     
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  12. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    Good news! My computer isn't stuck in sbahj mode.

    Apparently it didn't fry, only overheated and stuff. I cleaned it from dust and let it cool for a few hours.

    Yay
     
  13. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Yes, that usually happens.

    Be lucky it didn't explode!
     
  14. owly-oop

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    I seem to still get artifacts :(

    DoD got some so I closed it. Played f:nv for an hour or two before artifacts forced me to close it. I waited a bit and relaunched it, got artifacts within 5 minutes, forcing me to reboot.

    I was monitoring my temperatures. I get 44C when idle, DoD peaked at 57C and f:nv peaked at 53C
     
  15. Lancey

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    Maybe the heat damaged something?
     
  16. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Origin did it.
     
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  17. WastedMeerkat

    WastedMeerkat L3: Member

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    Super, try getting more fans on your tower. 44*C is a little high compared to my idle temp of 37*C (normally down to 30*C, but I suppose I'm over due for a dust cleaning). But then again, I have no idea how hot Nvidia cards run.
     
  18. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    In the meantime, you can try to open the case and it leave it open while running. Not great but it helps get more fresh air inside.
    If it's hot outside where you live, that probably doesn't help... (crapy summer here, so no such problems)

    Don't let it overheat too often or it will really die...
     
  19. Steff0o

    Steff0o L6: Sharp Member

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    44C isn't that high, my gfx card has a 65-70C idle temp and it works just fine...
    Super:
    Have you tried installing newest drivers?
     
  20. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    Yes @ steffo.

    Oops, I'm in 8bit mode again. This time I was watching my temperatures, so I know it wasn't caused by overheating.