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Old 06-20-2012, 05:36 AM   #1
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Uhm, through forgetfulness and faults of my own, I have caused my GPU to overheat to such an extent my PC has shut itself down on various occasions.

Anyway, I now notice that on Flash Videos, with Hardware acceleration enabled, I get green blocks etc form on screen, and my display driver crashes.

Also, on the media encoding test on WEI, my display driver fails and restarts.

Occasionally on games even as low spec as San Andreas, I get large lag spikes which I never had before.

I've updated my driver to the newest, uninstalled it, reinstalled an older known working driver I had before, still the same.

So, be honest here, have I broke my card? lmfao
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What graphics card is it? Is it old, new, second-hand? Either way, a card shouldn't be doing that so it probably is broken. Do you have a warranty? Can you RMA it?
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #3
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It's a GTX280, bought it second hand from a friend 10 months ago for 30GBP

Guess I had my moneys worth
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I'm afraid you're probably going to have to get a new graphics card
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Ah, its alright, I reckon I'll stick with this one until the Nvidia 600 series comes out with its own version of the GTX550 Ti
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I'd reckon you'd probably be better going for the 560(ti) equivalent - the 660(ti). I've currently got my fingers crossed for it costing around the 200 price bracket. However if you wanted a card now, the 7850 isn't bad
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Max I'd be willing to pay is around the 150GBP mark really, so I think I'll wait a bit to either get the GTX 560 (Maybe Ti) or see what the 600 series still has to offer.

Not really a fan of ATI
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I realise I wasn't too much help, but I hope you don't have to wait long before you get your new card
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Aha, of course you were helpful (well, friendly! )
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