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Shards of glass

By NoHopeSoldier
Dec 11, 2008
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  1. I cant seem to figure out what this could be so any help will be great.
    When I try playing most of my games, the video starts breaking up from the center of the screen and when it does it looks like shards of broken glass. I have been able to play all of these games with no problems in the past, all of my drivers are up to date. I dont have any other issues except for games. Anyone got any ideas?
     
  2. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Posts: 253

    Visual artefacts are normally the result of overheating, are all your fans ok? Have you got sufficient cooling in the case?

    Alex.
     
  3. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    there fine now but it has been overheated in the past. Do you think that the overheating in the past could have something to do with it? and what would be causing the problem. What are Visual artefacts?
     
  4. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bump. I don't know where to even start to fix this problem.
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    Without any specs posted about your comp everyone would just be guessing - post 'em!
     
  6. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oops sorry I forgot them.

    XP SVP 3
    AMD athlon 64 3200+
    2 GB ram
    NVIDIA GeForce 6800
    full update on everything
    power source is good

    I think thats everything let me know if there is anything else
     
  7. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    What's the temp on the 6800?

    You can get that from several sources - personally, I like Everest under Computer-Sensor.

    Oh yeah -is the gpu fan spinning? Ever cleaned it out, ie, dust bunnies?
     
  8. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I'll check don't know
     
  9. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    172 f
    78 c

    That is one of the coolest downloads thanks for that
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    If that is idle it is HOT - I run a 6800 GT OC and idle is 48C.

    Is the fan turning? When you stop the comp, have a close look (don't fry your head) at the fan and check for dust/crud buildup. If really cruddy, disassemly and cleaning is a good thing (or at least try the compressed air blow-out option).
     
  11. NoHopeSoldier

    NoHopeSoldier TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes it is I'll check it out Thank you
     
     
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