Hi, it looks like my vga started dying today. After I tried to connect a TV to tv-out connector the screen went crazy showing artifacts and the pc froze (or maybe just the display did). I plugged the monitor back the same way I had it before and it seemed to be OK. However, after a minute or two of gameplay it happened again. The same thing happened in FurMark but even sooner. I still can run internet browser and not-gpu heavy stuff without problems but once the 3d graphics get involved, the vga fails within minutes.
The card is quite old, around 3, maybe 4 years as well as the rest of the pc. It's not such a big deal since I've been thinking about a replacing it with a gtx560 anyways, but still, I'd like to know what's wrong and why. Any info appreciated.
Here is a pic from FurMark, in BFBC2 it looks the same.
Dead core, there isn't much you can do and just replace the card. The GTX 560 is a nice card and a Lot more powerful than your current card but uses close to twice the power. Will need a cpu that is 3ghz or more dual/quad or there will be a bottleneck in lower resolutions. Don't buy Palit or Gigabyte due to numerous cooling related issues.