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graphics errors

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gwyn, 28 Jul 2006.

  1. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    Hi guys
    I just turned my pc on and the screen is covered in multi coloured specks, abit like the matrix film.
    I checked all of the temps and they are low. My card is water cooled.
    there are even specks on the boot up screen and after a little while after booting up I get a blue screen and the pc turns off.
    To me this indicated that my x850xt is borked
    would you all say I was correct
    Cheers
     
  2. titaniumx3

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,753

    What was the error codes on the bluescreen? (You can also check eventviewer)
     
  3. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    I didnt catch the error code
    now it wont even boot into windows
    I just get a black screen with lots of black & white lines running up and down
     
  4. iraiguana

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,599

    sounds like ure card may have bitten the dust. re-do the water cooling fitting and check ram sinks etc. maybe it will start up again and be happy maybe not. also check psu is ok switch with a spare if u can - never know.

    good luck.
     
  5. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    How likely is it that is broken
     
  6. Sir Random

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2003

    Posts: 2,636

    Location: Wicklow, Ireland

    I'd say there's a 99% chance it's broken.
    Corruption in the BIOS, lines on screen, no boot = classic symptoms of gfx card dying.
     
  7. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    I would check the powwr connections / cables first & make sure all are nice & tight.
     
  8. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    thanks for the help
    iv got hold of a friends x1800xt to try, so I will let you know what happens.
    If the card is broken I am considering getting this card
    HIS ATI Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ 3
    Would this be a nice upgrade?

    Cheers
     
  9. getcarter

    Gangster

    Joined: 29 Jun 2006

    Posts: 269

    :D Definately :D
     
  10. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    Ok so I have found the route of the problem
    It looks like one of the rubber seals on the cpu block has leaked all over the
    pci-e socket.
    I have taken the mobo out. Can anyone give me any advise on what I should do next.
    I dont think its shorted as it still booted but obviously its not good.

    What do you guys think?
    cheers
     
  11. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,521

    Location: Midlands

    use hair dryer to clean up your mess.
     
  12. titaniumx3

    Soldato

    Joined: 11 May 2006

    Posts: 5,753

    If its possible I'd just leave it to dry out normally. Kinda worrying that something like this is even possible, I've never used water cooling before but arn't they designed to be completely water tight?
     
  13. Gwyn

    Hitman

    Joined: 9 Feb 2004

    Posts: 956

    Location: wales

    That what I thought
    By the look of things one of the rubber seals on the cpu block has failed and leaked out a little water.
    Im not impressed I can tell you, but there is not much I can do about it.
     
  14. ACESHIGH

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 4,305

    That is what i would do for any electronic equipment that had water spilled onto it.
     
  15. Cyber-Mav

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 15,521

    Location: Midlands

    again this is why i don't bother with watercooling especially since air cooling is a lot less hassle and more reliable. next time just get a decent air coling solution like tuniq tower, scythe ninja or big typhoon.