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White and Yellow Speck Flashing on Screen

Discussion in 'Games' started by stevelinda8k, Oct 17, 2009.

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  1. stevelinda8k

    stevelinda8k Thread Starter

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    I am having graphics problems with my IBM Intellistation Z Pro desktop. The graphics card is a NVIDIA Quadro4 980 XGL. Every time I try to open a game, or even Google Earth, I get white and yellow specks flashing all over the screen, the computer freezes up, and I have to reboot it. I have reinstalled the drivers, and cleaned the dust out of the computer, but neither seemed to fix the problem. My operating system is XP. Any suggestions you can give me would be appreciated.

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  2. Deathblow

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    And it only does this when your using graphic intense programs?
     
  3. stevelinda8k

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    Yes, and they don't even have to be very intensive. I am looking at the fan on the graphics card and I think it is burned out. Could this be causing the problem?
     
  4. Deathblow

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    Sure could, my first instinct was that it was a heat problem.
     
  5. peck1234

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    please download the link in my sig... (hwmonitor) and post your temps...
     
  6. avarice

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    guess your card is fried.. is it overclocked? if yes. time to bring the clocks down.
     
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