TechSpot

evga Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 Ultra Problem

By M3nAc385
Jun 16, 2005
  1. About 2 days ago i was playing a game on my computer when the game froze up all of the sudden and i had to restart. When i restarted my computer it showed the bios screen displaying white lines running vertically in pairs of four down my screen. Currently the only way i can start Windows is via safemode where the vertical lines still display my computer information is displayed below

    Cpu = Athlon 64 FX-53
    Mobo = Giga-byte GA-K8NNXP-940
    Video Card = evga Nvidia Geforce FX 5700 Ultra 4x/8x agp

    I have reset my computer many times and reset and updated my bios as well. The video card did not have anything blocking the fan to cause it to overheat. I also checked the monitor plug and plugged a additional monitor into the video card but it still did not work. If anyone could give me any ideas it would be greatly appriciated.
     
  2. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    welcome to techspot :wave: :wave:

    are u over clocking your FX5700, if so reset it back to stock temperature. the problem is that the card is getting overheated(trust me i had a similar problem with my old 5700le) try putting up couple of more fans also u can try installing third party cooling solutions (like the one from ZAlman)

    :grinthumb
     
  3. M3nAc385

    M3nAc385 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no i havent overclocked it but i will try to cool it down again... i have though been able to load it successfully one time but now its back to the way it used to be with the vertical lines
     
  4. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Just to check is ur connecter (VGA) loose, just check it also try and see if any of the connecter are bent.
     
  5. M3nAc385

    M3nAc385 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I checked all the connectors and fiddeled with them for 30 min. also i plugged in my other monitor again with a dvi interface still showed the probem.. i also took your advice on the cooling issue and put artic silver 5 on the core and memory and replaced them. i think my gpu could have become defected.
     
  6. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    i saw this in another post,
    according to that post u can get those vertical lines if you have a faulty PSu which doesnt supply enough power, check ur PSU and see if it supplies the power, also try using any software that will help u find the voltages suppled by ur PSU, u can also use a PSU tester. :grinthumb
     
  7. M3nAc385

    M3nAc385 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the more i think about it the more it makes sense.. i own a razer diamondback mouse which is very power demanding.. ive noticed that sometimes when i boot up my computer it dosent operate on occasion.. the only way i could use it was to restart and then it would usually work.. this weekend im going to get a new powersupply since the one i have inside this pc now was modded. with light up fans etc.. hopefully it will fix my problem. thanks for the help :grinthumb
     
  8. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Post back if the new PSU helps :grinthumb
     
  9. M3nAc385

    M3nAc385 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope it didint fix the problem.. so now im going to buy a cheap gfx card with a big cooler so i make sure this next one wont overheat :hotbounce
     
  10. kol_indian

    kol_indian TS Rookie Posts: 316

    Before going for a new card get a GFX card cooler it comes to around 37$ and are good try them before jumping on to a new card, between what card are u planning to get.:)
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...