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Common NVIDIA 7900 Problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by James D, Jul 29, 2007.

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  1. James D

    James D Thread Starter

    Dec 29, 2004
    Dell 8400
    3.2 Pen 4
    3 gb ram
    Nvidia 7900 gt 256
    20" LG flatron L1930TQ

    I have owned my 7900 GT for 1 to 2 years. Everything was going great, till all these new drivers came into play. With each new driver I installed, I found a different probelm. I could play COH, but then it wouldn't let me play DAW...then loaded a different one, I could play DAW but then would get glitches in game, weird looking spikes. I have been through so many different drivers... And yes, I uninstalled them before I installed the new ones.
    94.24 (most recent) Well, Steam tells me to upgrade my drivers to this one, then I do, and then it tells me there out of date....?! um k.

    Its not a heating issue, I never go above 55C, and I have never touched my clock. I am lost? I was just play The movies:(2005 game) stunts, and saw the spikes..ignored them, then I went to rotate a bulding, and game crashed....?!?! WTF mate?!
    Any thoughts?
  2. SoltoN


    Jul 5, 2007
    The "spikes" you are seeing are called artifacts. This only happens if the card is failing for one reason or another. Sorry to say, I dont think new drivers are going to help you out of this one.

    If it is not the card itself failing, it could be that it is being underpowered by a failing PSU. ( which could in turn be damaging the card as it goes) What is the wattage of the PSU in the machine?
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