BSOD playing games then red vertical lines

December 20, 2009 at 04:31:34
Specs: Windows Vista
Hi everyone,

I was experiencing BSOD crashes when playing games indicating it was overheating. Latest graphics drivers were installed for my 8800 ultra card.

Then the machine has started loading up with red vertical squiggly lines. I suspect the card fried after overheating and needs replacing, but i wanted to see if anyone else knew what it was before a fork out 150 for a new card!

I dont have another card to replace it and check that is the issue....

Let me know!


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December 20, 2009 at 05:10:05
Overheating?Did u check gpu temp? Try to uinstal card and remove all dust(make sure the card is clean) then put it back and start pc. Can u see post scree or u can't see anything just red lines?

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December 20, 2009 at 05:32:58
Hi there,

When I was playing COD MW2 it gave me the red line then went to bsod.

I gave it a good clean out after I was getting the bsod crashes. Got it all sorted then when i restarted it gave me the lines.

It went to the system repair/start in safe mode screen, with the lines throughout and on windows load up screen. then nothing!

I cant get to windows to uninstall etc, so bit screwed....unfortunately i dont have another card to test if it has fried, nor do i have the correct cable to connect to monitor from motherboard..... :-(

What do you think?



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December 20, 2009 at 05:49:59
Hi, If u get lines in post screen then the card is giving up. U are planing to buy new card what do u have in mind?

edit: just to make sure u try everything, try your card in another system.Do u have onboard video?If yes try it, if u don't know post the board name.

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December 20, 2009 at 05:57:58
Hi there,

I am going to replace the card with this one...

It has two fans which I think will help keep it cool. It also doubles the memory on my current card which is no bad thing. In terms of power my PSU is 550W so i meet the minimum requirements, although I have no idea if additional power effects performance of a machine. I mean it either works or it doesn't right?

The 8800 ultra effectively takes up two slots as it is a chunky thing, and so does this one, so there should be space for it....



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December 20, 2009 at 06:41:19
Http:// hd 4890 is better than nvidia 260 gtx if u can't afford it stick to nvidia 260 gtx. U can post psu specs +3.3v,+5v,+12v.But i know 8800 ultra is power hungry card and i think the psu is fine.

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