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December 4, 2010 9:49:33 PM

Today I thought I would play some Black Ops, but when I got into the game I was met with ridiculous glitches at the menu. I was just wondering what would cause this (I suspect my graphics card is fried).

Picture from Blacks Ops single-player menu: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zf4w9h&s=7

Black Ops is the only game where it's this bad. The only other things I've noticed that's been acting weird today is in Civ 5, where newly-revealed land would flash yellow for a split second, and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter crashes after a little loading. All other games function as before (Overlord 2, Minecraft, Doom, etc.) Single-player Blacks Ops would also let me play, whereas multi-player would get a fatal error when I tried to join a server.

I have an 8800 GTS, only about 2 years old. My motherboard is even less at 1 year.

So does it seem like a fried graphics card, other failed hardware, or something different?
a b U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 10:13:51 PM

Looks like your card is about to kick the bucket. You can try and install the latest drivers (uninstall the old ones, reboot into a safe mode, run driver sweeper, reboot normally, install the new ones). See if it helps.
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December 4, 2010 10:16:35 PM

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Looks like your card is about to kick the bucket. You can try and install the latest drivers (uninstall the old ones, reboot into a safe mode, run driver sweeper, reboot normally, install the new ones). See if it helps.


I already have all the latest drivers =P. Was one of my first thoughts.
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December 26, 2010 11:04:25 PM

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Today I thought I would play some Black Ops, but when I got into the game I was met with ridiculous glitches at the menu. I was just wondering what would cause this (I suspect my graphics card is fried).

Picture from Blacks Ops single-player menu: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=1zf4w9h&s=7

Black Ops is the only game where it's this bad. The only other things I've noticed that's been acting weird today is in Civ 5, where newly-revealed land would flash yellow for a split second, and Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter crashes after a little loading. All other games function as before (Overlord 2, Minecraft, Doom, etc.) Single-player Blacks Ops would also let me play, whereas multi-player would get a fatal error when I tried to join a server.

I have an 8800 GTS, only about 2 years old. My motherboard is even less at 1 year.

So does it seem like a fried graphics card, other failed hardware, or something different?


Ok, I just replaced my graphics card, and my computer still produces these effects. What else could be causing this?
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December 27, 2010 12:47:18 AM

re-install black ops, this game is plagued with bugs, could try a steam reinstall too.
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December 27, 2010 1:19:24 AM

It's not just BO (and I have re-installed it), it also affects Bad Company 2.
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a b Î Nvidia
a c 100 U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 5:26:04 AM

been doing any OC'in?
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December 27, 2010 5:38:27 AM

it can be your motherboard what motherboard u have and what processor
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a b U Graphics card
December 27, 2010 6:15:32 AM

if u can give full details about ur current system config,it'd b easier 4 us
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December 27, 2010 7:04:29 PM

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been doing any OC'in?


None to speak of, although my computer used to run super hot. Primarily the reason I thought my graphics card was fried.

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it can be your motherboard what motherboard u have and what processor


Motherboard - DPPWB
Processor - i5 750

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if u can give full details about ur current system config,it'd b easier 4 us


Ok then what would you like to know?

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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 2:43:14 PM

PSU,current GPU,RAM
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a b U Graphics card
December 28, 2010 6:00:41 PM

But as of now I'm suspecting that ur onboard video adapter(internal graphics chip) in the motherboard is damaged.If u take ur mobo to repairs,dis can be fixed.
Note:-The internal graphics chip is always active.If u don't hav an xtra video card,it gives output directly.If u r usin an external video card thn the video output is first executed by inbuild graphics --> gets channelized by video card and quality improves --> givs output to monitor
So if ur inbuild graphics is not workin properly,evn a new GPU won't help
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January 3, 2011 11:04:59 PM

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Note:-The internal graphics chip is always active.If u don't hav an xtra video card,it gives output directly.If u r usin an external video card thn the video output is first executed by inbuild graphics --> gets channelized by video card and quality improves --> givs output to monitor
So if ur inbuild graphics is not workin properly,evn a new GPU won't help


It might have been that. I have switched HDs and re-installed my OS as well as all other files that I needed. Problem is completely fixed, so whatever the problem was, it was completely software-related. Thanks for your's and everyone's help =).
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