#1
Hey guys, I've had a problem with what I think is my video card. My first problems started happening months ago when I'd get a BSOD while playing a game called WoW (I sound like you haven't heard of it :P) It said my video card was stuck in a loop. I reinstalled drivers etc and it would work for a while.. But do the same thing again, ultimately this and boredom led me to quit playing the game and that was the only time where I would get the problem..

Now I'm having other problems, like this picture from another forum, notice the line things?



Also when I try to open up WoW it is very glitchy and will freeze instantly, and I'll get a repetitively black screen flash, whilst lagging. Whats wrong with my video card? Thanks guys, Godbless.

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I posted that on another forum 2 days ago, no replies
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#2
anyone know?
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#4
1) It might be a virus. We have a thread about anti-virus software here somewhere, look that one up.
2) If not, try reinstalling the drivers.
3) If that won't help, restore your system.
4) In case that won't work as well, backup your important files (mp3's, porn collection,...) on an external drive or elsewhere and format your hard drives. Set up a clean system after that.
5) If that's not it, your graphics card might be overheating (highly unlikely). There are tools on the net which allow you to alter the frequencies of your card's GPU, RAM and slot. Lower them and see if that works.
6) Your card is simply broken. Still got warranty?

I probably forgot some options, that's all I can come up with at the moment.
#5
Quote by CLVPX
Maybe a faulty connection? try reinstalling drivers again


It doesn't look like a drivers/software problem. Those lines indicate the problem is with the video card. You could try connecting your computer to an external display to see if the problem is the monitor. But personally I think the problem is the video card. Have you tried looking up solutions to your problem in the nVidia website?
#6
Quote by TheQuailman
1) It might be a virus. We have a thread about anti-virus software here somewhere, look that one up.
2) If not, try reinstalling the drivers.
3) If that won't help, restore your system.
4) In case that won't work as well, backup your important files (mp3's, porn collection,...) on an external drive or elsewhere and format your hard drives. Set up a clean system after that.
5) If that's not it, your graphics card might be overheating (highly unlikely). There are tools on the net which allow you to alter the frequencies of your card's GPU, RAM and slot. Lower them and see if that works.
6) Your card is simply broken. Still got warranty?

I probably forgot some options, that's all I can come up with at the moment.


I was going to restore my system to factory settings but I went to walmart with $60 to get an external drive to find out the smallest one (150GB) was $150 .. I'm only 15
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#7
your video card is broken or the cable isnt working well...
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#9
It's broken, plain and simple? Why does it only do this when running WoW and not just everyday things?
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#10
You haven't been overclocking it have you? I don't have too much experience with OCing but I know that if you get a little too overboard with it, it will hurt your card.

Other than that I'd say just open up your case, and remove your video card from the slot. Very small chance of it not being in all the way, but its worth checking. Only reason I say that is that's what the weird lines remind me of.

Really the best thing to do is just reformat your drive. It can be a pain but once its all done you'll be glad, and it may fix this problem once and for all. To tell you the truth though, I wouldn't be surprised if you're going to just have to buy a new card or upgrade some hardware. PCs can be very picky, and sometimes - actually somewhat often - hardware conflicts cause problems that can only be solved by more money. Its just the way they are. That's why when you put together your own comp, or upgrade it, you really have to do your research so you get the most compatible parts. Even if parts say they're compatible, they may not like each other. That's why its best to hear from people who have tried different stuff out, and have experience.
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