video card prob i think

By welsh_andy
Oct 22, 2006
  1. got a radeon x800xl and i think it may to blame as been having probs playing just cause. after bout 5mins the screen looks like a chess board with lots of squares and break up of graphics and colours. and even when i quit the game the desktop has these squares all over it,shown in pic below. and whateva i do surf or browse pc,these squares stay there until reboot
    thought it may be a heat issue as it happens as soon as card put under strain.
    thx inadvance

    3500 xp64
    1gb geil pc3200
    160gd samsung HD
    radeon x800xl
    asrock 939dual mobo
  2. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 TS Rookie Posts: 137

    Download Speed fan an see if it picks up your graphics card temp up.
  3. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Posts: 129

    you may have dirt build up inside your card

    how old is it
  4. welsh_andy

    welsh_andy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    have downloaded speedfan,although doesnt seem to pick up my card. all i have is this
    i downloaded rivertuner,but temps seems ok at 45 degrees
  5. triiifashions

    triiifashions TS Rookie Posts: 129

    right click on desktop and then properties then settings,advanced,and then there should be a tab with your video card settings and maybe even a temp reading

    otherwise pul it out and look for dirt under the heatsink cover

    mine was full and running at over twice the avg temp
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