Is it my GFX card? Double check.

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  1. Greyfox's Avatar

    Greyfox said:

    Default Is it my GFX card? Double check.

    Now before i explain the problem im going to say im 99% sure its my graphics card that is causing the problem i just want to double check as its going to be a pain in the arse to remove as its water cooled.

    So a while back i got the apparently widespread nvidia nf4 error. If i installed the drivers for my 7800GTX my computer would get to the windows loading screen and not start up (drivers worked fine before ) For my computer to work again i would have to boot into safe mode and delete the drivers. I managed to find an old driver for my card which worked with my computer but when the driver was installed my desktop became extremely enlarged and saturation was turned up to the max and i coulnt edit it making the computer interface unusuable. So since then i have just not bothered and have used my computer without any drivers for my graphics card. Due to what i think is the graphic card defect images on my comp are not crystal clear. Here is an example shown of my desktop.

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    As you can see theres loads of pixelated squares that shouldnt be there (and no i dont have a mac, just a mac desktop pic )



    When i boot up my comp all the words are scrambled and the picture that comes up of my mobo 'lanparty4' the picture is all distorted too. Windows does not detect my 7800gtx but everest software does which is confusing me. And ovbiously i cannot play games with some games saying a graphics devide cannot be found and others saying a file cannot be found and reinstalling it may fix the problem. For example when trying to play world in conflist it says the file 'd3dx9_33.dll' cannot be found.

    So basically just double checking that my graphic card is completely fucked before i attempt to remove it and that just buying a new graphics card would fix the problem?

    Thanks.
     
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    wakadoo said:

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    is there enough room just to slip it out of its slot and try another card withoud disconnecting yours m8

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    Greyfox said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wakadoo View Post
    is there enough room just to slip it out of its slot and try another card withoud disconnecting yours m8

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    Potentially but i dont have a spare gfx card
    Ill try reinstalling directx and see what happens.

    EDIT: Just reinstalled it again and tried palying WIC again and i didnt get the missing file message this time but did get a message saying no 3d graphics card detected.
     
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    pumpman said:

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    Ive got a 6800 ultra sitting here doing nowt, youll need space for a dual slot, its not quite as power hungry as the 7800gtx so it may help in the fault finding I had it running for a couple of years fine on an NF4 board

    bung me your address and Ill send it to you
     
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    wakadoo said:

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    better let us all know if its agp or pci-e Greyfox please..

    oh and ......WOOOHOO i helped cure part of yer problem..........


    i may still have a pci-e gfx card here somewhere doin nowt but it was a real low end thing.
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    Greyfox said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpman View Post
    Ive got a 6800 ultra sitting here doing nowt, youll need space for a dual slot, its not quite as power hungry as the 7800gtx so it may help in the fault finding I had it running for a couple of years fine on an NF4 board

    bung me your address and Ill send it to you
    Quote Originally Posted by wakadoo View Post
    better let us all know if its agp or pci-e Greyfox please..

    oh and ......WOOOHOO i helped cure part of yer problem..........


    i may still have a pci-e gfx card here somewhere doin nowt but it was a real low end thing.
    Cheers for the offers guys. A mate of mine though has said he has a spare shitty card which i will give a try. If it is my GFX card that is at fault then i look forward to purchasing a 9800 GTX 2 One thing i can say that getting the card out and another in is going to be an absolute pain in the arse

    Thanks again. Will report back soon.
     
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    wakadoo said:

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    keep us informed m8...
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