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Has my card died??

Can some1 plz help??

it just started 5days a go when my the comp screen would go all haywire like this:
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/2008/20100708184153.jpg

then when i restart my computer i get this:

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/986/20100708184728.jpg

it happens randomly as well surf the net the it hits or just asfter playing a game.
I've updated my graphics drivers to latest no effect. the only thing is that the idle temp hovers around 80c with fan at 40% been like that since i got it over year ago.

is my graphics card dead or something else??

spec:
Intel dule core E2180@2ghz
2gb RAM
ATI Sapphire 4850HD 512mb ()
psu @500w
motherboard: gigabyte GA-P31-DS3L/S3L
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  1. Probably overheated, get a refund if you can and then buy a GTX460 when it comes out.
  2. PROBABLY??? if it's been like that for over a year then your lucky it didn't die in a couple weeks, return it as it should still be on warranty and they'll send you a new one.
  3. Agree, if it under warranty then send it to get a replacement.
    What is your PSU? brand? model?
  4. Try removing your GPU.
    Plug your VGA display wire into your onboard slot.
    Check if everything is ok. Also try a lowend Game on your onboard setting.

    Also Run a memtest.

    Reseat your GPU back in try again.

    This way you can be narrow down the cause to your your GPU/Mainboard memory.
  5. optiv said:
    Probably overheated, get a refund if you can and then buy a GTX460 when it comes out.

    Stop Marketting. First try to root out the problem
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