[SOLVED] Bl**dy display drivers

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by Stujb » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:01 pm

D/L the Catalyst Control Centre you can get temp, fan speed and what it's doing from it.
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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by Exup » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:02 pm

Yeah it happend to me a few years ago,card was hothothot,all channels on heat sink were blocked on mine.

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by SmellySkunk69 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:42 pm

I had exactly the same symptoms just before my GTX280 died :(

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by IRAZORI » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:51 am

Same as smelly.My gtx280 did this.Either it's running too hot or it's dying.Do what Bill said.I tried all that but it didn't work so I baked my card in the oven and it started working again.Gave it to my mate and it still works to this day.I only recommend doing this as a last resort.
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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by luggage » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:17 pm

If you have identified a neighbouring fan is goosed then switch that out before you go down the new past route. Much less effort if it solves the problem.

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by BbSean » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:23 pm

Can I recommend that you get your hands on a can of freezit.

Basically its an aersol which will cool things to about -50 Deg C, turn on the computer and when it fails spray the chips on the graphics card until the fault goes away, this will help pin point the fault. It is an old tv repair trick.

Can I suggest that you do not cook it in the oven, as far as I remember home ovens do not go up to a high enough temperature to remelt the solder and fix dry joints (which is the only reason I can see that one would place it in the oven)

The downside to cooking in an oven is that factories will have correctly ventalated ovens where all the harmful gases are filtered and expelled safely into the atmosphere (filtered my arse). Your home oven is not ventalated and you risk poisioning yourself (if the card os not ROHS complient it will still contain lead which is extremely dangerous.).

Good luck with it!

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by Projectblue » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:23 pm

Ok, I can't switch the mobo fan off or remove. It does seem to be a hardware issue as I've noticed the interference 'comes & goes' a little before finally 'happening' in total. PC seems to work fine on 'normal' duties. It ran for an hour checking the net/email, even vent before I got cocky and fired up BC2. :Doh.

As I'm scheduled to upgrade anyway, I'm going to just wait for that. New mobo, gfx, fresh instal on w7 etc. In the meantime I shall be MIA from BC2 for a while. Enjoy the silence :P
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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by IRAZORI » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:23 pm

My old card used to do that.only happened when starting 3d applications.
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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by Chabo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:36 pm

3d applications=load, its usually during loads you get artifacts and know that something is quite right with ze card

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Re: Bl**dy display drivers

Post by kodabar » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:20 pm

GPU-Z will tell you all bout your card without pages and pages of rubbish to confuse you. You don't even need to install it to run it.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/

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