Re: Running hot
I dont know if it supports your card or not, but use Rivatuner to check your temps, and if you have a fan, you can adjust it to run at 100% all the time to prevent overheating. Also check the fan on the card to see if its getting any airflow, if its been used for years, then there would most likely have no airflow.
If you dont have a fan, you can rig it to have a fan, what my friends and i do is get an small fan thats has the same plug as an regular case fan, tape the fan on it, and plug it in, and turn on the computer. It cools quite a lot for those that doesnt have a fan.
From the image, it seems like you are artifacting. I think when it happens, its either overheating, or the card is faulty and might give out soon.
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