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Did my graphics card DIE??

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July 30, 2009 5:55:35 PM

Hello everyone, figured this would be the place to get the right answer.

Last night I was about to log into some Crysis, and everything froze, screen went black, came back and colors were a bit distorted, and then everything just locked up.

I shut the computer off and turned it back on to find that my screen was displaying distorted colors and showing 6-7 groups of yellow vertical lines.

My graphics card, a MSI 8800 ultra was not being recongnized, so I tried updating the drivers and even uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling with no luck.

I have had the card for about 1.5 years. Could my graphics card be dead??

Thanks for any and all input!

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July 30, 2009 6:08:49 PM

Well if you can... try the card in a different computer
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July 30, 2009 6:13:52 PM

The only buddy I know that games around my town still runs the good ol' agp cards =(.
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July 30, 2009 6:19:08 PM

I should add too that under device manager there is that little exclamation point and it gives me an error code of 43, Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems.
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July 30, 2009 7:08:46 PM

well, just for the hell of it, why not reseat the card just to make sure it isnt the connection between the mobo and card
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July 30, 2009 7:22:01 PM

Alrighty, I'll give that a shot. I guess worst case scenario I might try ATI out and give the 4870 a looksie.
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July 30, 2009 7:29:20 PM

R.I.P. gpu, dont overclock.
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July 30, 2009 8:53:16 PM

THinking it's probably a dead card then? ATI a good way to go? 4870 for under 200 bucks?
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July 30, 2009 8:59:33 PM

Sounds dead to me too, if the reseating doesn't help.
A 4870 needs a quality 500W PSU. Make sure you have the juice for it. What brand/model of PSU do you have now?
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July 30, 2009 9:09:06 PM

Just replaced an old rosewill 550w for an OCZ Gamextream 700w about a couple months ago, so I suppose that should work out alright.
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