computer gurus! v. help

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  1. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    yesterday i was playing a game of civilization 4 and all of a sudden i had a massive graphical error the screen went all blocky and my PC completely froze. I restarted my PC and launched the game again, then during the intro the graphics error came on, i restarted again, and installed the newest Nvidia drivers and all. after that the graphics error still happend when I launched the game again and from then on evey screen has the blocky graphical error, from boot up and windows wont load.
    now my question is: is my Graphics card toast? is it a virus (i did not get any warning from AVG or anything) or something else?
     
  2. kronik85

    kronik85 New Member

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    check to see the fans on the card are still spinning at least. could be a cooling problem.
     
  3. DAN513

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    could be heat related, when was the last time you blew the dust out of your system?
     
  4. ElCidKid

    ElCidKid New Member

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    its been a while :o
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  6. ElCidKid

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    i got hope dusted the card out with a can of air, tons of dust in it. still the same, i tried it in a different PC and that PC produced the same errors. so i'm guessing the card is fried. i'm ordering a new one now...
     

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