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Failing video card???

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May 30, 2011 10:33:51 PM

I have tower PC running XP with MS-7207 MB, upgraded Corsair PS, and Daimond Radeon HD3850 video card. Recently the card disappeard from device manager. I switched to integrated nvidia to get by. The Radeon "reappeared" two different times, but again disappeared on subsequent restart. The PC had been running > 1year with video card prior to this happening. Is this a failing video card? Motherboard? Power supply? Something else? Thanks.

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May 30, 2011 11:57:27 PM

there's a chance that Pci-ex slot is very dusty. Take a can of air and clean the pci-ex in your pc. of course take the card out.
June 1, 2011 2:11:36 AM

_Pez_ said:
there's a chance that Pci-ex slot is very dusty. Take a can of air and clean the pci-ex in your pc. of course take the card out.


Thanks _Pez_ -- Gave it a try. No joy. I think the card is dead.
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