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Windows 7: Desktop screen flickers and crashes

06 Mar 2011   #1
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 
Desktop screen flickers and crashes

Been running Windows 7 32-bit for a while now with no problems. Yesterday though i've found that whenever I boot up the OS, the desktop screen flickers with little purple and green dots along the program bar at the bottom of the screen and on any icons. The main wallpaper does not.

Everything freezes, I have no control either with the mouse or keyboard. Happens every time i try to reboot.

Booted once in safe mode, worked ok, found these error codes:

Problem Event Name: Bluescreen.
BC Code 116
BCP1 85437510
BCP2 910B5A80
BCP3 00000000
BCP4 00000002


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 Mar 2011   #2
cybercore

Windows 7 x64
 
 

BC Code 116, video_tdr_failure, possible causers:

- faulty video card that needs to be replaced
- bad video driver that needs to be reinstalled with the use of the driver sweeper
- overclocked hardware, as well as overheating
- wrong memory settings in the bios

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

If you see video artifacts this likely means the card has bit the dust.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #3
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cybercore View Post
BC Code 116, video_tdr_failure, possible causers:

- faulty video card that needs to be replaced
- bad video driver that needs to be reinstalled with the use of the driver sweeper
- overclocked hardware, as well as overheating
- wrong memory settings in the bios

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

If you see video artifacts this likely means the card has bit the dust.
Ok... it can't be option 4 since its been working for weeks. Its definitely not 3 since i've never done that. Just completed step 2 and installed the latest drivers.

That leaves me with option1 - My video card is dead.
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09 Mar 2011   #4
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

Just brought and fitted a new graphics card. Everything is working ok.

BTW, what i the adverage lifespan of a graphics card?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2011   #5
cybercore

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CINTAM View Post
Just brought and fitted a new graphics card. Everything is working ok.

BTW, what i the adverage lifespan of a graphics card?

It's very individual, I do not overclock my cards and they usually last for 4 years.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2011   #6
CINTAM

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cybercore View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CINTAM View Post
Just brought and fitted a new graphics card. Everything is working ok.

BTW, what i the adverage lifespan of a graphics card?

It's very individual, I do not overclock my cards and they usually last for 4 years.
Yeah, my old card was about 4 years old. The new one doesn't have a fan so might last longer?
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