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Old 05-12-2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Question Video Issues

I started playing a game, about ten mins into the game the video gets distorted and becomes pretty much unplayable.





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Geforce 6600 256MB AGP
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:41 PM   #2
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Your video card may be overheating. Check to see that the fan is clean and operating properly. Does this happen with all games? How's the airflow through your case?
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Old 05-12-2007, 04:48 PM   #3
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i thought that too, i am not sure what a good temp for my card is, i installed everest and it says the temp is 65C idle and at the time it started messing up it hit 75C. the fan is running properly. i hav tested it with two games and both do it. air flow is good.
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wow, pretty bad artifacts.
But yeah, the vid card is probably overheating. If not then a driver update could work.
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Old 05-12-2007, 05:14 PM   #5
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yeah tell me about it, i updated the drivers and still have the problem, it is an older game and was wondering if the drivers could be too new. i am going to try and use older drivers. what is a good temp for my card.
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75C isn't too bad. If I remember right, the nvidia control panel will warn you if it's overheating. You could try updating the drivers.
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #7
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well i did a search about the card and temps for it, on nvidia's forum someone had said that they were having issues at 75C and that seems to be the same temp i hit when the artifacts start, i took my card out and cleaned the fan, not too dirty, and applied new thermal paste. the idol temp right now is 45C, haven't had a chance to play yet. will post to let you know the results.
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
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i dont think that it is a heat issue, my card didn't get hotter than 52C. i have no idea what is going on here.

could the memory on my card get too hot?????
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Have you tried an older set of drivers? Here's the Nvidia Windows XP/2000 Driver Archive

You could be having a memory issue on the card. Try sending an email to the manufacturer's support site telling them of the problem you're having. They may recommend sending the card in for a RMA.
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will do thanks for all your help.
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does this happen with every game?
If so then the card might be broken.
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Old 05-13-2007, 07:49 PM   #12
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yeah it happens with every game..... i am now looking for a new video card. any ideas what kind i should get? it has to be AGP.
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http://www.pricegrabber.com/search_a...5B%255D=1:596/
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Old 05-16-2007, 10:56 PM   #14
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thank you all for your help, i decieded to call newegg and see if it was still under warranty, as i bought it in oct 06, newegg is going to get me a replacement. i love newegg.
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glad to hear you got it sorted. Yes, newegg is very very good with CS.
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