Weirdest problem around! (GFX problem!)

By davio
Oct 22, 2005
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  1. I dont think any of you have seen this, but if you have I would appreciate much help! I have this asus card that's acting up. Does this look like the card is damaged, or what?

    http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6493/trouble9hg.jpg

    It's so weird, these dots appear and then when you scroll on a website, they turn into lines. Kind of like ink drains. Absolutely annoying.

    Well thanks for any future advice.
  2. davio

    davio Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    someone please help! :(
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    What you`ve got there are atifacts.

    Is your graphics card overclocked? If so reset to the defult settings.

    Try turning off fastwrites in your bios.

    This can also be caused by faulty graphics card ram.

    If you can, try your card in another system. Your card may well be bad.

    P.s May I suggest that next time you have a problem. Please wait at least 24 to 36 hours before bumping your thread.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    An easy to find out if it's caused by overheating is to downclock the core/memory speeds. Be it an nVidia or an ATI card, there small tools you can download that let you play with the clockspeeds of the card. Try one of them, downclock the card quite a fair bit & see if you still have the problems.

    You can also try leaving the side panel of your case open & see if it changes anything.
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