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Graphic card failure?

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a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 11:48:51 AM

Current system: MB-MSI P6N SLI platinum. Graphic card- EVGA 8800 GTS 320. P/S- Corsair 620W SLI certified. Memory- Crucial Ballistix 4X 1GB DDR2 800. Processor- Core 2 DUO E6750. Case- Lian Li Tower W/front rear and side fans.
Hard Drives-2 320 gig in RAID 0. OS- Windows Vista 64.
Problem: While playing CC3 Kanes...Computer locked-up with blue diagonal lines running through display. Restarted computer- vertical lines on display and letters and or symbols during system boot-up. Computer "tries" to boot Windows, but display just goes blank. I can boot to Safe mode with vertical lines in display. I re-seated graphics card and visually inspected without removing cover or fan. I checked BIOS Temp and voltage readings. CPU temps and system temp were at 35/40 respectively. Voltages were correct and rock steady- 12V = 12.144. Performed system memory test with no failure.
I do not have another graphic card to try swap-tronics. If I buy another card what would you suggest? I play WOW and would probably play Diablo 3, Starcraft 2. I would like to stick with Nvidia. Thanks in advance for any help.

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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:00:17 PM

If you can afford it then the GTX460 1GB version is the current sweet spot.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:08:28 PM

Mousemonkey said:
If you can afford it then the GTX460 1GB version is the current sweet spot.


That won't be "too much card" for my current system?
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a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:24:28 PM

No, you'll be fine.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:37:56 PM

Mousemonkey said:
No, you'll be fine.


Will I have to upgrade to Windows 7?
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:41:44 PM

No, Vista 64 has DX9, 10 and 11.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:43:44 PM

Thanks. So, does it sound like my graphic card failed?
a c 271 U Graphics card
October 6, 2010 12:46:06 PM

It does indeed but without testing in another rig you can't say for certain but being an old card it's highly likely.
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