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GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR3

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 2, 2009 12:08:38 AM

I just yesterday when i turned on my computer my screen was showing some random vertical lines.

Currently I still able to work with the onboard Video Card.
The card was fine in the morning before i left the house.

I am wondering if the card is busted and unfixable

Thanks for your help
October 2, 2009 4:12:23 AM

i'd try booting in safe mode and see if it boots up
try "Enable low-resolution video" or "Enable VGA Mode" (depending on whether you have Windows XP or Vista)
try updating the drivers...
try taking the video card out, cleaning the PCIe connection w/ some caned air to get dust out
if that doesn't help than you've probably lost your card.

I'd honestly wait a month to get a new one, once the next generation of cards come out (DirectX 11) like Nvidias GT300 line.
Either get one of the new cards, or @ least the present generation cards will become cheaper