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Video card dying ?

By dragerboat
Oct 23, 2007
  1. Hi everyone, i have a video card Nvidia Geforce mx440 se and it seems on certain games i get a prism3d.exe error after the game crashes.I have downloaded the latest drivers i even tried older drivers but i get the same result. Now mind you sometimes i can play the games EX: Hunting Unlimited 2008 , with no glitch at all..I tried different video card stability tests like 3DMark and it gave no errors. I have the program Fix-It-Utilities Pro version and i ran their diagnostics for hardware and my video card came back with this result..

    Video Adapter 1 [NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440] (36 seconds)
    Started at 9:22:02 AM on 10/23/2007
    Ended at 9:22:38 AM on 10/23/2007
    Approximate memory (bytes): 132448256
    Driver Version: 4000
    Width: 1024
    Height: 768
    Color Depth: 16
    Display Initial Test Message: True
    Video RAM Test
    Started at 9:22:06 AM on 10/23/2007
    Ended at 9:22:21 AM on 10/23/2007
    Compare Delay: 0
    Error Limit: 10
    Change Video Mode: True
    This test failed. This may have been due to bad or failing video memory
    The diagnostic test reported:
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000000 Expected: 00010000 Actual: 00000001
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000001 Expected: 00020000 Actual: 00000002
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000002 Expected: 00040000 Actual: 00000004
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000003 Expected: 00080000 Actual: 00000008
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000004 Expected: 00100000 Actual: 00000010
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000005 Expected: 00200000 Actual: 00000020
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000006 Expected: 00400000 Actual: 00000040
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000007 Expected: 00800000 Actual: 00000080
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000008 Expected: 01000000 Actual: 00000100
    Bit walk test failed Surface: 0 Pass: 0 Offset: 00000009 Expected: 02000000 Actual: 00000200

    I really don`t understand what is going on.. Colors and watching videos works great..

    My specs is as follows
    PIII 866 MHZ Genuine Intel
    512meg ram
    Nvidia Geforce Mx440 Se 128 meg of ram
    80gig Western Digital HD
    Pioneer DVD-RW

    Thanks Everyone
     
  2. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    It appears that your video card memory is dieing, so it's time to lay to rest your old mx440 and adopt a newer model.
     
  3. dragerboat

    dragerboat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok Thanks, thats what i`m gonna do
     
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    If you'd like some suggestions on a video card just let us know.
     
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