Video card just about to die, i think

By IH8PunkRok ยท 9 replies
Nov 5, 2007
  1. alright heres wut happened, i was bored the other day and wanted to play a game. now the only game i have on my computer is gutterball 2 3d (really good game)
    now i have played that game 1000's of times b4 but this time it became all glitchy and caused my computer to restart. it came back up and said windows encountered a serious error blah blah blah. i decided to send an error report to microsoft and it said to change the video settings to as low as possible which i did.
    Now wut happens is it starts up and the picture glitches any time i move the mouse. eventually it becomes less frequent and happens only a couple times.
    so do u think its gonna die or wut?
    (i havent been on here in a while so hows it goin?)
  2. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    have you tried installing your latest drivers?
  3. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 114

    i just dl'd the drivers and its alot better now but it still glitches
    when i first start it up
  4. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 114

    i was shopping on newegg for a new video card and my comp restarted when i clicked on a link for nvidia cards (how ironic)
    so sumthin is definately screwed up in there
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 595

    It sounds really unstable

    How old is it? What OS are you using? Specs?
  6. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 114

    its a PNY nvidia gefore4 mx 420
    its fairly old its a 64 Mb card
    im runnin XP

    i put in another video card to see if it was in fact the video card and it was
    so... i believe im going to just buy another

    now i dont wanna spend more than $100 and i dont game (hardcore) on this comp (thats wut the 360 is for ) i can support only AGP 4x
    if u can point me in the right direction for my needs then please do
  7. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Maniac Posts: 238

  8. IH8PunkRok

    IH8PunkRok TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 114

  9. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    But being were you only have AGP 4x it probaly wouldn't make much of a diffrence between the three cards because they will all bottleneck...
  10. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    They should be about the same.
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