Card could be fried?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Adrenalize, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

    Messages:
    134
    Location:
    NC USA
    Last night i was playing nfsu and my pc locked up.
    I hit the reset button and when the monitor booted the screen was garbled with random colors but i could still see the post and such. what in the world could cause this?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

    Messages:
    3,206
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    card could be overheating. make sure the fan on it still spins and seems seated correctly.
     
  3. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Messages:
    5,291
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    And if the Vid card is overclocked too roll it back to standard speeds.

    Check your system temperatures. MB should be 35-40 deg C and processor should be 45-55 deg C. (High end when gaming). If the internal temepratures are too high it can overheat the vid card.
     
  4. Adrenalize

    Adrenalize Tired Zombie

    Messages:
    134
    Location:
    NC USA
    my cpu and case temps are 43c and 35c at full load so it might be the vid card fan
     
  5. Syrus

    Syrus OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    190
    i had a new that did that, i just sent it pack and got my money back, wasen't gunna started messing round with the heatsink or anythin like that on a new card