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Old 01-10-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Unhappy Graphics Card Problem

First, my specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
4GBs DDR2 800MHz RAM
Nvidia 9600GT

The problem first started when I was playing Need For Speed Most Wanted. The game stuttered for a few seconds and then the textures went all blocky and stuff, but the game still ran smoothly. It hasn't happened since in that game, but now every time I play Half-Life 2 Episode 1 for a few minutes, without fail, it'll begin to stutter and then look like this:

The game will still run smoothly afterwards however (I'm getting 139 FPS in that picture).

I reinstalled my Nvidia drivers but that didn't help, and it's not overclocked and never has been, and I've never seen it go above 55C.

Any ideas? I really hope it isn't ****ed.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 @ 3.7GHz
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB HDD
ATI Radeon HD4890 with VoltageTweak
OCZ Stealth XStream 600w PSU
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Old 01-10-2009, 06:42 AM   #2
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are you sure its getting enough air flow around it?
sounds like it could be getting a bit warm.
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