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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

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    Hey!
    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.
    83.63
    93.71
    93.81
    94.24 (most recent) Well, Steam tells me to upgrade my drivers to this one, then I do, and then it tells me there out of date....?!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

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    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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