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MadRuski
05-13-2007, 07:39 PM
ohhh ever since i got my new card it always seems to be giving me new problems...

as i was playing BF2, the game froze and i had to restart. when it got back to windows i pulled the case off and as i did one of the fans managed to unplug and ofcourse freezing the computer again.

so i restarted this time again, but this time the computer does not get past the WINDOWS logo page as it loads windows, it just freezes on that , and all the colors are skrewed up, and i cannot get past the windows loading screen.

right now i am running in safe mode.

so do you guys recon this is due to my Vcard frying? or does it maby lead to something else?

i have:
NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS, 512mb
AMD Athlon 64 processor,3000+,2GHz
1GIG of Ram
AC97 Audio codec
4 fans

wayno7777
05-13-2007, 07:47 PM
Check your power supply that it has enough amps for the card and check out the nVidia forums
or here; http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php
also here; http://forums.slizone.com/
Good luck....

MaxMhz
05-13-2007, 08:05 PM
You could try to do a start - run dxdiag and run the video tests (bot sure if this works in safe mode, but worth a try)... In general first the 3D texture mappings go haywire when frying a video card resulting in weird landscapes near the shore... at least the last two nV cards I fried did - a couple of weeks later the Direct3D (buttons etc) go bad and at the end even text does weird things after that it's a couple of hours and the whole thing dies.

MadRuski
05-13-2007, 08:09 PM
hmmmm i tried reinstalling my Vcard drivers, and that seems to have done the trick, lets hope it stays good.

jensenpark
05-13-2007, 08:58 PM
had this problem twice.

each time the fan was dead on the vid card - thus causing overheating and burn out of the card.

Bloody ATI puts a **** fan into most of their cards...

Xiolablu3
05-14-2007, 04:57 AM
Either :-

Your Video card overheated, causing your computer to freeze, meaning you had to power off, the power off corruptd your windows install.

Or

Your computer is overheating as it starts up and freezing before you even get windows loaded.

DOwnload MOtherboard Monitor 5 and check your temps in safe mode.

If your computer is booting into safe mode fine, then its probably a corrupt windows install. Reformat and reinstall windows.

JG301_nils
05-14-2007, 05:28 AM
last time my ATI card gave up, I bought me a Nvidia without fan. No noise, and no problems http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif