I recently purchased a barebone kit that contained the following:
Biostar N68S3B GeForce 7025 Motherboard - Micro ATX, NVIDIA MCP68S Chipset, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA 3.0 Gb/s, RAID, 6 Channels Audio, GeForce 7025, Fast Ethernet
AMD Phenom II X3 700e HD700EOCK3DGI Processor - Triple Core, 6MB L3 Cache, 2.40 GHz, Socket AM3, 65W, OEM
Cooler Master DK9-7G52A-0L-GP CPU Cooler - Socket AM2 / AM3, 4500 RPM, Rifle Bearing, 3 Pin
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB
Seagate ST3500413AS Barracuda Hard Drive - 500GB, SATA 6Gbps, 7200 RPM, 16MB
Diablotek CPA-0170 Diamond ATX Mid Tower Case - ATX, Micro ATX, 400W PSU, 2x Int 5.25" x 1x Ext 3.5", 2x Int 3.5", 2x Front USB Ports, Black
Everything was fine for first day or two, then I began to have some serious graphics issues. I've swapped monitors and know its not that. I have updated the graphics driver to the latest version (Nvidia GeForce 7025/ NForce 630a 275.33 ver.) and I still have the issues. I have searched over the Nvidia Forums and other forums for answers and I am still coming up blank. At first I thought it was the Beta firefox having a bug, however, i found its not only doing it on firefox now so i am positive that's not the case. Below are two screenshots of my computer, one from firefox, and one when I was playing an online game, conquer online 2.0. Even with all programs closed, it is glitching so fast that if u take a screenshot, the screenshot appears like nothing is wrong. It only does this on occasion however, and resetting appears to (temporarily) solve the issue. Can anyone please enlighten me on what is perhaps causing this issue and how I may be able to fix it? Thank you for your time.
do you have (or have a buddy) with a gfx card laying around to see if that will alleviate the issue???
does it happen right away or take alil time......can you run hardware monitor from cpuid to monitor your gpu temps........ that might help diagnose the issue..... if its that a small fan may be all you need......
it runs long enough to do that, yes. It's just something I haven't thought to check because my best friend who sits next to it says its always blowing cold air on him. I'll run the temp test real fast though. just though of something else too. I may be able to take it up to the college tech lab and see if they got a graphics card i could throw in there to test it.
if you do identify heat as the culprit,,, take off that chipset heatsink and replace the thermal paste if you can with somthing halfway decent...re set the heatsink and try to get a fan pointed at it........