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Civic
28-11-2009, 10:53 PM
I've been using my PC for over a year and all of a sudden the GPU is acting up.
It is not the monitor because other devices using it work perfectly.
It seems to be acting like a TV with bad reception and every few seconds parts of the screen flash black for a split second.

Its a 2.93 Core 2 Duo
4GB 1066MHz
8600GT
Samsung 206BW Monitor
430W PSU.

Speedy Gonzales
28-11-2009, 11:09 PM
What version of windows?

Civic
29-11-2009, 07:58 AM
Hi
It's running Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit as well as Win 7 RC and Ubuntu 9.10.
At the moment it is fine but it happened while playing a game which I have played before with no graphic problems.

whellington
29-11-2009, 08:13 AM
Do you have the latest drivers?

Tbird650
29-11-2009, 12:14 PM
Check the working temp as well. My 8600GT periodically clogs up with dust and lint. It's a silent fanless model though and needs plenty of draw from the case fans to get reasonble cooling. Still, strange things can happen when excessive heat comes into the equation.

Speedy Gonzales
29-11-2009, 12:40 PM
This sounds like the same prob (http://forums.nvidia.com/lofiversion/index.php?t52733.html). Make sure the card is in properly. If that doesnt fix it, the card maybe faulty. It may also be the mobo itself. Whats the brand/model of the mobo?

Civic
29-11-2009, 01:37 PM
Ok I got the latest driver for the 8000 Series and have run the same game and it seems to be fine. It's a fan 8600GT so I'll have to check it for dust but it could of been a heat problem and the card is in properly as I have used it for well over a year with no problems.

Thanks for your help

Sweep
29-11-2009, 01:45 PM
Ok I got the latest driver for the 8000 Series and have run the same game and it seems to be fine. It's a fan 8600GT so I'll have to check it for dust but it could of been a heat problem and the card is in properly as I have used it for well over a year with no problems.

Thanks for your help

Just because the card was in at one time does not mean it is going to stay where put.