I have just bought a second hand NVid 6800GT I have a clean install of Windows just put on. Once I installed the driver for the card all looked Fine. I play a flight sim called IL2 1946, now when I loaded the game and played for 10 mins or so the graphics started to break up. The wing would disappear and would get odd bits of graphics appearing. Also getting bad frame rate and bitas of Lagg.
I have installed and uninstalled 3 different Drivers all from N Vid and they all seem to produce the same prob. I used driver cleaner to remove any old reg files, taked the card out cleaned and even put new compound on the heatsink. also changed monitor lead and installed new monitor driver.
To me it looks like i've been sold a burnt out overclocked faulty card. Just wanted to know if anyone else had a possible solution or comments regarding this problem.
Cheers for now
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Re: graphics breaking up
Well, just for kicks...
It's a heatsink and not a fan on there? Maybe when playing games, open the case, put a household fan on to circulate the air especially on the videocard.
Heatsinks are a temporary replacement in case the fan goes out on the video card. I use heatsinks as a quickfix for video cards at my job...but they aren't playing games on the PC, so the video cards aren't really going to heat up.
Yeah, it does sound like a faulty card, but maybe the above tips will allow you to still play games with the card.
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It could be that your card is getting hot...does it happen after some time of playing?It could also mean that your patches for your game will need to be updated..to fix the heat issue get a program called EVGA precision and put up your fan speed on the card..here is the link for evga precision http://downloads.guru3d.com/EVGA-Precision-1.7.1-download-2251.html..Let me know the outcome if possible please ;-)
Hi, First of all is this a new graphics card? If it is take the card out of the PCI Express slot, get a clean, dry, soft paintbrush and clean the PCI Express slot, then blow on the slot to remove any residual dust. Make sure the brass contacts on the card are clean and then reinsert the card, make sure it clips into place properly and you secure the card with the screw at the back of the computer, then try booting the machine.
If you bought the card second hand then there is a possibility that the card is faulty. Luckily for you i now a way to bring a dead graphics card back to life but you do it at your own risk.
you don't need to update the driver cause the problem is in your hardware. Graphic seems to be a bit grounded, try cleaning the contact pins of your AGP graphic card with eraser, clean it side by side and then put it back again to an AGP slot, then boot your CPU again. If it still the same, try it in another motherboard that support you graphic card just to be sure before we conclude that its the graphic card has the problem. Anyway if it still under warranty you can claim for a replacement to the store where you bought the graphic card.
Have a nice day!
It's a hardware incompatibility with windows vista. for example your graphics card on your Inspiron might not be fully supported in windows vista and your Laptop's graphics card is supported by Vista.
Most of the times we can find this incompatibility is with graphics cards. Download and install the newest drivers for your inspiron's graphics card.
I have seen your inspiron has an ATI Radeon X1300 graphics card. The windows Vista drivers can be downloaded here
Hi Rene. What i'd try at first, is to install the standard NVidia Forceware drivers. Here's a link to them :
You just need to select the correct series in the list, you have a Geforce 6 series. Download the forceware package, install it, reboot, and you should be good to go with all the resolutions.
Hope that helps ! cheebster.
Either your graphics agp slot needs the driver updating or the card itself is faulty, check the agp slot for dust and gently moneuvre the card in the slot to see if the lines appear to change and check that therea are no bent pins in your connecting plug or card.