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04 September 2011 @ 08:09 pm
It would appear that my nVidia GeForce 8800 GT is starting to die, and no longer wants to render 3D. This makes it, oh, slightly hard to play Warcraft, as you can imagine.

I logged in, and things were fine, but after a few minutes, everything locked down. Logged back, same. Diff character, same. After that try, it doesn't even manage to fully load the name/password screen, apparently dying when it tries to render the 3D there. Updated drivers do nothing. This leads me to believe that the hardware itself is failing...and that's a Bad Thing. No way can I afford to get a new vidcard anytime soon. Hell, best I can hope for right now is to wait for b'day/Xmas in December and try to get everyone to pool cash for me. I just hope the rest of the thing, the basic functions of the card, hold out until I can make this happen.

Needless to say, I'm really not happy. I can live without the game (don't really want to, but can), but I fear for it getting worse. It's only 3 years old...but I guess that's ancient in computer terms.
Ravyn: firebirdravynfyre on September 5th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
what's the max nVidia GeForce card your machine can handle?I found some good ones on Tiger Direct, but they're all more advanced than the nVidia GeForce 8800 GT.
air_n_darknessair_n_darkness on September 5th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
And Ravyn asks the same question I was gonna ask. >_>
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 5th, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
Not sure, the machine is three years old. I need to do some research this morning, as my future mom-in-law offered to buy me a new card last night.
Stax: computer sadstaxxy on September 5th, 2011 11:02 am (UTC)
Mauler_mauler_ on September 8th, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
How hot is the card getting?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 8th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
Not at all, thankfully.
Mauler_mauler_ on September 8th, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
You're sure? An overheating GPU can also wig a card out and cause it to BSOD, hang, reboot the machine and other fun stuff...
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on September 8th, 2011 11:39 am (UTC)
Yeah, pretty sure. I'm paranoid about things like that, but it didn't feel hit when i checked.