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Signs a graphics card is dying

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by buhnanas, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. buhnanas

    buhnanas Member

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    How can you tell if your graphics card is dying? I have XP Pro and my graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce 256, had it about 4 years, a few months ago my monitor started looking crappy and then recently my screen stays normal for about 3 minutes then it starts looking like The Matrix with a bunch of random stuff on it. I don't think it is the monitor because I plugged my other one in and got the same result. Do I need a new graphics card or is this an indication of a bigger problem?
     
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    This will more than likely your graphic card needs to be replaced.If you know anyone who has a spare you can borrow you could test this in your system.Once it goes altogether your monitor will look like it is on stand by all the time just a black screen and a orange light.When your card is on its way out it will begin to do strange things as you explained.This happen to a computer at work which was a old one just used for carrier consignments and when a new card was put in all was fine again.My advise would be to invest in a new card as soon as you can.
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    Ps 4 years thats some good use of a card you have well had your moneys worth out of that card good on you.
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    Whenever you start seeing random crap showing up .,.. that's definitely a sign of stuff going down the tubes :) You might be able to extend the life on that by downclocking it but that's a decision you'll have to make
     

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