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Problem With Graphics Card

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  1. John Sheeper

    John Sheeper Thread Starter

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    Hey guys , I have a problem I thought you could help me out with.

    Basically the other day my computer fell over , no great distances , just fell to the side , and my graphics card started acting up , I can't really do anything and my screen is full of these squares and my OS is saying that there's a display driver error ( will post pictures soon ) , I'm running vista ultimate btw , here are pictures of my card GeForce 8600GT / PCI-E x16 , everything "seems" to be fine.

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    I haven't really tried doing anything , I was planning to go to the shop and see what they tell me there , but it's closed on weekends and I really need this fixed. Any suggestions on what to do are much appreciated , thanks in advance.
     
  2. Techknow

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    You may have dislodged the ram, reseat it and try again. When you put the graphics card back in move it slightly up and down when in the socket to ensure good connection
     
  3. John Sheeper

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    Thanks for the advice , I tried that and no help, my monitor displays everything smooth until I reach my desktop / login screen so I don't think it's my DVI to VGA d-sub adapter which isn't in really good shape, you think the broken connectors might be the cause of this ?

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  4. Techknow

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    Try enabling vga mode from the startup options menu - then remove graphics card from device manager and reboot - let it re-detect device and load new set of drivers
     
  5. Techknow

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    Sorry missed your comment about adapter. I agree that it does look a bit damaged, if it is that at least it isn't going to break the bank but you will never know until you swap it
     
  6. John Sheeper

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    Thanks again , I tried enabling vga, removing graphics card from device manager and rebooting , but no luck , here's what it looks like, everything is very laggy and it's hard to do anything

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    it lasts for like 2 minutes and then I just get a black screen , I think the card is overheating I'm not sure though , cause it was pretty hot when I took it out , and my vents are working fine.
     
  7. John Sheeper

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    ~Bump , I got a new adapter today , and I still have the same problem , any adivce ?
     
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