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Old 08-19-2009, 10:41 AM   #1
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Okay everything has been fine before I got windows 7. Just now I started to receive red dots on my screen. Some green too. Is this a known driver problem for 64-bit windows 7? I googled but didn't find anything. Idle temps are 47 c never exceeds 60c. My 8800gtx did this when it crapped out but it did it a lot worse. 9800gtx+ is what I got for rmaing and its possibly dieing.
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Okay everything has been fine before I got windows 7. Just now I started to receive red dots on my screen. Some green too. Is this a known driver problem for 64-bit windows 7? I googled but didn't find anything. Idle temps are 47 c never exceeds 60c. My 8800gtx did this when it crapped out but it did it a lot worse. 9800gtx+ is what I got for rmaing and its possibly dieing.
switching OSes shouldn't kill any of your hardware, I would try to update the drivers, if they're up to date, then try rolling back to an earlier version...
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:18 PM   #3
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They were all fine untill today had os for about 3 days.
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If the pixels are the same color in the same exact spot each and every time you start up your computer, it might also be dead pixels in your monitor.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:25 PM   #5
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No its random where their at each time. Never mind the cord wasn't plugged in far enough .
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Hah, that's strange. But artifacts on the screen usually mean the video card is dieing.
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Hah, that's strange. But artifacts on the screen usually mean the video card is dieing.
or overheating...
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