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Windows 7: GPU card failing?

24 Oct 2010   #1
eldinv

DOS^
 
 
GPU card failing?

I guess my video card is crashing. Its old and I play COD4 for hours sometimes. It started crashing today, usually by performing anything video intense, like playing a video file.

Screen flickers and gets stuck for a second. Last few times PC got locked and didn't respond so I had to restart.

Only looking for a quick fix, since I plan on ordering my new system in a month.

There is an 8400GS for $12.99 at Microcenter, probably just pick that up tomorrow, for the mean time.

Any other suggestions?



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24 Oct 2010   #2
Cursayer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Happens to me too at the randomest times. Sad thing is it happened even when the GPU was brand new. Nvidia is losing quality. Quick fix? maybe vacuum your GPU's fan if it has one, clean it of any dust.
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24 Oct 2010   #3
eldinv

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Yea, I cleaned everything out. I pulled the card out, and those cylinder things, forgot the name of them, have holes on the top.
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24 Oct 2010   #4
Cursayer

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I guess there's not much left you can do then besides buy a new one.
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