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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

    [​IMG]
    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
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    i downloaded rivertuner,but temps seems ok at 45 degrees
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  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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