When my video card fails

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by MrAlBobo, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    Here are a bunch of random pics of when my video card fails.
    Mainly for penguins enjoyment :p

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    now just some other random stuff

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  2. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Hot damn.

    I actually want your awful card.
     
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  3. NovaSilisko

    aa NovaSilisko L42: Life, the Universe and Everything

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    Whut?
     
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  5. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    My friend's laptop always shows TF2 like images 3, 4, and 5. He can't play it because firing a weapon = crash. :( His is a low-end generic video card as opposed to a failing strong one, but still, same net results. I don't think he paid more than $10 for the entire Orange Box anyway (one of Steam's awesome super-discount sales), so we both agree it's more funny than tragic that his computer can't run it.

    I'm liking pictures 6 thru 9. Someone ought to make a pick-up item that makes the entire game look like that, with those neon colors constantly moving like some sort of druggie laser show. Or Valve needs to make it a server-side option. That'd be sweet for some non-serious gameplay. :O
     
  6. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    I guess my problems don't seem to be as bad... :O

    If I don't have my computer's fans turned up to cool the graphics card down, different coloured dots will start to appear on the screen and some odd messed up polygons pop up when I'm playing TF2. It's particularly annoying when one is made on a weapon... because sometimes I can't see :/
     
  7. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    That happened to me all the time. Then I got 4gb of ram. I haven't had this issue since. I guess if you don't have enough memory on your GPU, things like that are the outcome.
     
  8. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    The floor is lava!

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  9. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    nice! I haven't ever had this problem though :D
     
  10. HeaH

    HeaH L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I've had that bug too. It's extremely annoying
     
  11. Mick-a-nator

    aa Mick-a-nator

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    is that in TF2, or a really good acid trip? :p
     
  12. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Kinda makes me wish i didn't delete my infinite polygon bug images like 2 days ago :/ some of them are... crazy. Hurrah for unnecassery overheating!
     
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    aa eerieone

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    Thats how it looks like when it happens... the trip starts at 1:17...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBhS-owRZFg"]YouTube - :: major tf2 texture glitch :: plz help[/ame]
     
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  14. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    It have happend to me too.
    But by some reason a metal-door texture overlayed the screen, so only HUD was bugged :(
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    (try reading the chat, it's still kinda obvious what I said :p )



    Same thing happend in gmod :D
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  15. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    Huh...mine actually lag spikes for a good 10-20 seconds, then when the game resumes it goes crazy

    Also...my card isn't actually overheating

    This actually used to happen just about every hour of gameplay, then a driver update reduced it to every once in awhile.
     
  16. KarmaPolice

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    Usually this is caused by overheating or an excessive overclock, but you say it's neither?

    Huh.
     
  17. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    at no point did I ever say there was no overclock ;)

    Though considering its been stable for about a year, then this started about a month back...im not thinking the overclock was the reason...
     
  18. KarmaPolice

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    Hardware suffers wear and tear, you know. If it's been overclocked for a year it may be starting to fail.
     
  19. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    undeniable, but I was not looking for a solution here, just pointing out some amusing screenshots of it
     
  20. KarmaPolice

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    Oh I know, I'm just trying to help you fix it because as amusing as it is, it's not a good thing. :p