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Any ideas what's causing this?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Retroman09, 21 Feb 2010.

  1. Retroman09


    Joined: 10 Feb 2009

    Posts: 105

    Hi all.

    Just wanted to pick everyone's brains on what could be causing my problem which you can all see in the pictures.

    Photo 1

    Basically it just started to happen last night so I reinstalled drivers and now the pc just blue screens during load-up.

    My guess is the gfx card is fubar'd.

    Can anyone help confirm my suspicions or tell me what's wrong.

  2. Temi_D

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 31 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,177


    It looks like a dead/dying graphics card
  3. RJC


    Joined: 29 May 2005

    Posts: 28,848

    Location: Kent

    Looks your gpu is faulty.
  4. Retroman09


    Joined: 10 Feb 2009

    Posts: 105

    Well its a Nvidia 8800 GTS and I've had it for nearly 3 years so if its only just gone I guess its burnt itself out although it wasn't overclocked.
  5. hideki

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2008

    Posts: 1,206

    Location: Scotland

    Seems like alot of 8800s are failing recently :(
  6. kerrgreg

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,779

    Location: Waterlooville

    yep seen a 9600gt do something very similar to this...... its dead
  7. Retroman09


    Joined: 10 Feb 2009

    Posts: 105

    Gargh! Lol Gonna have to buy a new one now. Think I might have to upgrade my whole system as its in need of doing. Currently running an E6320 and a p5b deluxe. System struggles to get past 2.1 ghz so that isn't great.

    Thanks for confirming my suspicions anywho. :D