alright...first off thanks for taking the time to read my thread.
i have been having a problem with my video card (i assume its my video card)
here are my specs:
Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 4094MB RAM
Hard Drive: 250 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Sound Card: Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
Keyboard: USB Root Hub
Mouse: USB Root Hub
Mouse Surface: 7''x15'' Steelseries Mouse Pad
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Computer Case: Antec
i play games like battlefield 2 (mostly), wow, bfbc2, f4d2 etc....
anyway, lately while playing or even while browsing the web my screen will turn a random solid color... but if i had music or some type of sound going on it would continue as if the computer was still on with no monitor plugged in.
so, thinking it was my monitor i tested it on another computer and it worked fine.
i then decided if its not my monitor it must be my video card
(my monitor pluggs into my video card)
so i popped my computer open and took out the video card, cleard a mountain of dust out of it and put it back in.
now, i cant get anything on the screen except a yellowish solid color.
i also tried using a D-SUB cable (with a DVI adapter) and a DVI cable, which is what i usually use.
so, im guessing my video card finally died.
im just asking if that seems like a logical explanation and if there is some way to check if my video card is indeed dead.
...any recomendations on a new video card would be awesome.