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Is my graphics card busted

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August 5, 2011 6:32:32 PM

Hello,
I have a NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS, recently the display went out so replaced the LCD panel. Now I get messy characters even when it is displaying only ASCII characters, that too right after BIOS screen.
Like this
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy301/shivku0_2/IMG_...

please let me know if it is complelely destroyed, or shpould I try to fix it

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a b Î Nvidia
a c 358 U Graphics card
August 5, 2011 7:02:01 PM

It looks like your video card could be bad. Probably the RAM on it.

However, try uninstalling the drivers and install the most recent version. There is a chance that perhaps they became corrupted.
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August 5, 2011 8:57:09 PM

Thanks a bunch JaguarSKX. I guess it must be the RAM. Since the HDD is wiped clean (since I originally thought it was an OS issue) and now boots to terminal using live CD. Anything other than Damn small Linux won't even boot.
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