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June 28, 2008 1:21:23 AM

Sometimes while a game is running my graphics card (MSI RX1950XT) suddenly "shuts down" and the screen is black for about 3 seconds then it is up again. I have the newest driver and patches for Vista. I also changed the card with another to see if I get the same problem and I did get it with my old GeForce 7300 GS too. Windows says it is a graphics card problem etc but it seems something else is messing with the graphic instead?
My mainboard is Elitegroup K8 HT2000 and AMD Athlon 64 +3200 and they worked always fine. If i have to buy a new part then it would be nice to know which one is faulty... any ideas?

Btw: I also get quite huge display errors in games. Whole textures just get covered with 1 single color and sometimes I can't see any 3D objects at all for some times. For example the whole floor is just green or I can see through wall...

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June 28, 2008 11:00:45 AM

Nobody can help? :( 
June 28, 2008 11:03:37 AM

You installed Vista recently only?
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June 28, 2008 11:31:51 AM

Could be the power supply or overheating. Hard to say though as these intermittent problems are hard to diagnose.
June 28, 2008 4:34:17 PM

No I use Vista for quite long and all went perfect but then I started seeing these blue/red/etc dots on the screen then whole textures were being displayed wrong and now even the graphics card just shuts down and up again while a game is running. And I reinstalled Vista to see if it would make things better but it didn't. My graphics card did feel quite hot though even though I didn't over clock it. As I said I tried it with 2 so it can't be that it is the graphics card. Maybe something that is connected to it? Mainboard or PSU?..
June 28, 2008 4:46:44 PM

Now something new happened. The screen just suddenly goes all black while the PC is still "running" and the only thing I can do is to reboot the PC. Seems something is breaking down more and more and soon it won't work at all. I want to replace the part asap but I really can't figure out which item is faulty if it can't be the graphics card.
June 28, 2008 4:55:59 PM

The Graphics card has a problem, should be.
June 28, 2008 5:17:20 PM

romulus47plus1 said:
The Graphics card has a problem, should be.

Yeah I'd say that too but when I used my old Geforce 7300 GS I got exactly the same problems again so it just can't be the card.
July 6, 2009 4:15:48 AM

OMG we are having the same exact problem. Everything that happened to you is happing to me. Im having that same problem with all 3 of my cards and both my XP and Vista. Im now thinking the problem is the Mobo but im not sure. PLSSSS Email me when you have solved this problem.