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Graphics Card Since i see u are the graphics card expert u might be able to help. I think something is wrong with the GPU because a lot of 3-d applications have weird stuff on the screen. I think i need a new graphics card. My mother board has 5 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot, i am not sure which one my graphics card is but i think it is PCI. I do not know what caused the problem in the first place, overheating?, and if was overheating i do not know what would be a good way to solve it. And would getting a new graphics card solve the problem, o ya i got a NVIDIA Geforce fx 5200. I don't know if their might be something physicaly wrong with the card.

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Its the AGP slot where its in most likely. IF there iw weird stuff on the screen when running 3d apps that can either be a hardware problem or a driver problem. Try updating the drivers first. Most likely the problem is not hardware yet.

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