Not sure if it is video card or what

By dbonniwell ยท 6 replies
Nov 28, 2009
  1. I have a 2 year old 8800GTS by BFG
    What is happaening is the system crashes and when it does the screen turn one solid color. When it crashed I noticed a Dark red, pink, white, blue, green. It is happening with more frquency now. than before. I took the v card out and cleaned and reseted the card. but no dice.
    Does matter if it is gaming or on screen saver, the screen will turnm one color
    Is it the V card?
    Thanks in advance
  2. 1Kurgan1

    1Kurgan1 TS Rookie

    Sounds like the card, but is your PSU up to the task of powering that card?
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    From the description I'd say it was the graphics card.
  4. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 120

    the PSU is a 500 watt Enermax liberty, I have run for 2 years without problems. I am not running sli on this
  5. Renegeek

    Renegeek TS Enthusiast Posts: 93

    sounds like the video card is over heating, so u may want to check the fan.

    or its going bad...
  6. werty316

    werty316 TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Check the temperature when it has load put on it.

    I suspect that the video card is dieing.
  7. dbonniwell

    dbonniwell TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 120

    Now it at the point that I can't even boot up with it in.
    I feel I have adiquate cooling I even added a fan to the side of the case to suck in more outside air. fans are all working, I think the V card has just gone bad
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