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Graphic card issues

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August 30, 2010 2:59:01 PM

Hello,

I've been having a problem with my graphic card.Some strange patterns, lights ,and colors appear randomly while I'm gaming. Also the shadows in the game start flickering.It usually happens when I'm playing MW2 or LFD2. When I'm not playing video games the video card works fine.

Btw, these are my PC's specs:

- NVIDIA EVGA GTX 280
- Intel Core i7 @ 2.6 Ghz
- Patriot DDR3 6GB 1600
- Asus P6T Mobo
- thermaltake 850w PSU
- Windows 7 Ultimate

note: I have already updated to the latest drivers. Didn't work though...

I'll be waiting for your comments. thanks!

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a c 1385 U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 3:30:20 PM

It could be heat related. A thorough cleaning of the heat sink and fan is recommended as first step.
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a b U Graphics card
August 30, 2010 3:51:01 PM

You might also try resetting nvcpl to default settings for compatibilities sake - but that does sound like a heat issue +1 rolli59
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August 30, 2010 6:31:17 PM

hmmm... okay I'm going to try cleaning it and resetting nvidia's control panel...Hopefully it might work. Thanks for the help. I'll post the results later.
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August 31, 2010 4:20:37 PM

Well, I guess my video card is fried...tried all of the above with the exception of katanadude's option.
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