So I had a major crash during a farcry session and now I have strange pixelated blocks, even during boot up and in the bios. Its definatley not software related.
Its the Galaxy 6800gt agp and it has a massive cooler on it, I have removed it and de-dusted it (which I do now and agian) There is alot of thermal paste that has escaped around the area of the main chip and is over the surounding pcb, could this be a problem ? what should I clean it up wth ?
I fear It may be dead Ive had it for a couple of years now, any suggestions on ressurecting it ?? May be time to go PCIE .....
I had a bfg 6800gt start artifacting on me and about 10 seconds later the system locked up. I restarted and got artifacts at every screen. I then tried goin into the bios and still saw artifacts. I then tried my old gf5500 and there were no artifacts. Luckily my card was covered under bfg's warranty. My guess would be that yours is dead. I'd try another card first. If you get the same thing maybe a different power supply or monitor. I'm not an expert at this but elimination is the best thing i can recommend. Also, with the thermalpaste, that doesnt sound good as it should probably be on your core.
I stated on the Ebay description exactly what was wrong with the card so I have no problems if someone wants to buy it. I even emailed the guy personaly to ask him why he bought a broken card, he was happy !