Pixelation Nvidia 8600GT Tags: Graphics Cards Nvidia Graphics Last response: April 3, 2010 5:25 PM in Graphics & Displays Share benjaminosauras April 3, 2010 3:53:49 PM Over the last few months. Randomly now and again my display gets some animated pixelation. It's not still, it flickers across the screen and doesn't go away until I restart. Changing the resolution/refresh rate doesn't change anything. Specs are: Asus P5Q Mobo 2GB GeiL RAM Pentium Q8400 Nvidia 8600GT I suspect it's the outdated graphics card. Guess it could be an excuse to upgrade.... Thanks in advance. More about : pixelation nvidia 8600gt rolli59 a c 1367 U Graphics card a c 156 Î Nvidia April 3, 2010 3:58:29 PM It can be a overheating GPU. Maybe it is time for housekeeping inside the box (heat sinks tend to gather dust). Then again I like the idea of excuse to upgrade. benjaminosauras April 3, 2010 4:33:21 PM I keep the box relatively dust free. Filters on all the fans, cleaned it out last week even! Destroyed my old processor that way so been pretty hot on it. Hmm, maybe a phone call to the folks saying I can't email them because my computer is broke could be the solution! Related resources NVIDIA GT 750m pixelation issues - Forum NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 and NVIDIA 8600GT together. - Forum nVidia 8600GT not detected - Forum nVidia 8600GT not detected - Forum Gpu "upgrade" for intel core 2 duo t7300 2.66ghz ( nvidia 8600gt 512 upgrade ) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 1367 U Graphics card a c 156 Î Nvidia April 3, 2010 4:50:14 PM I think that is worth a try since in the long run long distance phone calls are more expensive than GPU's. nforce4max a c 173 U Graphics card a b Î Nvidia April 3, 2010 5:25:57 PM First inspect the card for ANY missing resistors or smd caps. Then make sure the cooler is making proper contact with the gpu. If all is already good then you may have a failing gpu or vram. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600GT Need replacement Forum Nvidia GeForce 8600GT problem Forum Battlefield 3 with nVidia Geforce 8600GT DDR2 Forum Nvidia 8600GT 512MB Sli Forum Nvidia 8600GT 7 Capacitor blown! Forum I want NVIDIA 8600GT Drives Forum Nvidia 8600GT, 9400GT or radeon 4650 Forum Nvidia xfx 8600gt 512mb ddr2 overclocking Forum Need advice on new graphics card, Nvidia geforce 8600GT has died Forum Nvidia 8600GT Capacitor blown Forum NVIDIA 8600GT 512MB DX10 Forum Nvidia Geforce 8600gt XXX vs Ati radeon 1950Pro Forum Are Nvidia's 8600GT chipsets defective? Forum Nvidia drivers making 8600GT worse than XP drivers? Forum NVidia 8600GT and ATI 4850 in same system possible? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !