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#1 Nick

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:47 AM

God, so this started a few months ago but only a few dots appeared, now there are more.
I'll explain as best I can. These random colored 1-pixel dots just show up on my screen and they increase every day.
Restarting doesn't get rid of them but sometimes they're just not there.
Um, they're constantly in the same spots and when I move a window around they replicate themselves all over the window making shit impossible to do.

HELP ME!
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This guy is apparently having the exact same problem with the exact same graphics card and exact same file.
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#2 Ashaide

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:49 AM

Sorry I cant help ya, but you have a private program running in the background.. had you better not remove it?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:57 AM

I hate to say it, but I think it's likely it's a monitor problem and you may need to replace it sad.gif

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:04 PM

QUOTE (Tetiel @ Jun 9 2008, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hate to say it, but I think it's likely it's a monitor problem and you may need to replace it sad.gif


If it was a monitor problem it wouldn't show up on a screenshot. wink.gif

Edited by Laser Wave, 09 June 2008 - 12:04 PM.


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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:07 PM

QUOTE (Tetiel @ Jun 9 2008, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hate to say it, but I think it's likely it's a monitor problem and you may need to replace it sad.gif


It's not a monitor problem, and I've now pin-pointed it to a graphics card problem. Probably because I made the mistake and invested in a GeForce 7900 GS from the shitty nvidia 7 series (absolute shit)

Not only is it giving me problems in general - I cannot play CS because the skins go crazy, start sparking out around the screen and everything. I'd call nvidia, except I know they won't do anything so why bother.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:07 PM

Your video card still under warranty? I'd look there first.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:09 PM

QUOTE (Urban @ Jun 9 2008, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a monitor problem, and I've now pin-pointed it to a graphics card problem. Probably because I made the mistake and invested in a GeForce 7900 GS from the shitty nvidia 7 series (absolute shit)

Not only is it giving me problems in general - I cannot play CS because the skins go crazy, start sparking out around the screen and everything. I'd call nvidia, except I know they won't do anything so why bother.

Anyone have any suggestions?


Have you tried to update the drivers?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (Laser Wave @ Jun 9 2008, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you tried to update the drivers?


It's not a driver problem, it's a physical problem with the card. Lemme see if I can find you something... how much can you afford for a new card?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:16 PM

QUOTE (Laser Wave @ Jun 9 2008, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have you tried to update the drivers?


No point it's not the drivers doing it, but Brad it's nothing physical about the card either.
I think I found a patch that someone made for this (found out error is known as the nv4_disp infinite loop error).
I get a BSOD with nv4_disp as the cause.

Where can I find nvidia control panel btw?

QUOTE (Brad @ Jun 9 2008, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Your video card still under warranty? I'd look there first.


Doubt it, it's been 2.5 years.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:19 PM

QUOTE (Urban @ Jun 9 2008, 04:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No point it's not the drivers doing it, but Brad it's nothing physical about the card either.
I think I found a patch that someone made for this (found out error is known as the nv4_disp infinite loop error).
I get a BSOD with nv4_disp as the cause.

Where can I find nvidia control panel btw?



Doubt it, it's been 2.5 years.



Aah. My friend's card had a short in the bridge and was doing something similar.

Drivers+Panel:
http://us.download.n...nglish_whql.exe

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:33 PM

Drivers = useless.
It seems like there is only one usermade patch that works (which is pathetic seeing as this card is 2 years old - you think the retards at nvidia would've come up with a solution). I'll be trying it, if it doesn't work I'm calling NVidia - if they don't refund or send me a new series then my lawyer will call nvidia.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:50 PM

this only hapens when I have overcloked my card too much

have u done anything lately that cudve made this happen or has this hapened from the start?

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:25 PM

I'm sick of dealing with this and I'm just going to buy a new card.
2 questions. The dude at staples asked for my Bus Side or something, idk, I know nothing. At first I thought he said Bust Size, and I was like wtf. How do I find my "Bus Side" or whatever the fuck he was asking.

second question, what card should I get.
Obviously not the same one (GeForce 7900 GS)
I'm running Windows XP Media Center on a Dell XPS 410
Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 @ 2.13 GHz
2 GB RAM

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (Urban @ Jun 9 2008, 03:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sick of dealing with this and I'm just going to buy a new card.
2 questions. The dude at staples asked for my Bus Side or something, idk, I know nothing. At first I thought he said Bust Size, and I was like wtf. How do I find my "Bus Side" or whatever the fuck he was asking.

second question, what card should I get.
Obviously not the same one (GeForce 7900 GS)
I'm running Windows XP Media Center on a Dell XPS 410
Intel Core 2 Duo 6400 @ 2.13 GHz
2 GB RAM

I just bought the XFX 8800gts, and its a stud. However if your looking to not spend very much money, then I don't recommend it. tongue.gif

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:06 PM

Nubcake, Chances are your gfx card aint getting enough amps on the 12v rail, go buy a good psu

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:28 AM

QUOTE (Û¬Cyo @ Jun 9 2008, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nubcake, Chances are your gfx card aint getting enough amps on the 12v rail, go buy a good psu


You want me to go buy Penn State University? How the fuck is that going to help my graphics probs nubcake.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:49 AM

Anyone think cleaning my registry would work out. I just did a free scan with regcure and there are 1024 DLL and various erros, but I have to buy the program to fix them. Should I try it?

The program is RegCure btw and has a lot of good testimonials from computer magazines and companies.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 06:14 AM

Meh dont take my advice then, But i know im right because i used to have the exact same problem and spent a while reserching it, All modern graphics cards need alot of power, So you nee to buy a good power supply unit to keep up with them.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 12:57 PM

QUOTE (Urban @ Jun 9 2008, 12:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's not a monitor problem, and I've now pin-pointed it to a graphics card problem. Probably because I made the mistake and invested in a GeForce 7900 GS from the shitty nvidia 7 series (absolute shit)

The 7 series was a great series by Nvidia, so I don't know where you got that from..... 5 series was the only complete shit Nvidia series.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE (Û¬Cyo @ Jun 10 2008, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Meh dont take my advice then, But i know im right because i used to have the exact same problem and spent a while reserching it, All modern graphics cards need alot of power, So you nee to buy a good power supply unit to keep up with them.


I'm just not looking to spend a whole lot of cash right now, but if RegCure doesn't work could you explain what kind of PSU I'd need for a GeForce 7900 GS and where I can get it asap?

QUOTE (Fatal @ Jun 10 2008, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The 7 series was a great series by Nvidia, so I don't know where you got that from..... 5 series was the only complete shit Nvidia series.


Haha, you're joking right? There was a huge bad batch, obviously mine was one of them.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:12 PM

Link? I must of forgotten obviously, all I remember is when manufacturers did stock overclocks that were too high causing them to die from heat.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:25 PM

Any 600W psu should be ok, They aint that expensive, ya cant get em for like £40
Just check that its got about 25a on the 12v

also I doubt itd be a reg problem in all honesty.

Edited by Û¬Cyo, 10 June 2008 - 02:25 PM.


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Posted 10 June 2008 - 03:07 PM

QUOTE (Û¬Cyo @ Jun 10 2008, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Any 600W psu should be ok, They aint that expensive, ya cant get em for like £40
Just check that its got about 25a on the 12v

also I doubt itd be a reg problem in all honesty.


It wasn't. I'm on the phone with Dell atm.

Also, are you SURE that a new PSU would fix things? I'm tired of spending money at whim on this problem.

Update: ran a diagnostic test on the video hardware and I got errors galore. The problem is my gfx card (I was right) and I need to buy a new one (as I thought I would have to). So, yeah, I've ordered a new one on my Mom's credit card and hopefully I'll have enough cash to pay her back before she realizes that there's a $130 charge (I got an nvidia 8600 GTS which apparently is sick nasty and can run on my psu).

So, my gfx be fixed soon.
huzzah.

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:35 PM

QUOTE (Urban @ Jun 10 2008, 03:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It wasn't. I'm on the phone with Dell atm.

Also, are you SURE that a new PSU would fix things? I'm tired of spending money at whim on this problem.

Update: ran a diagnostic test on the video hardware and I got errors galore. The problem is my gfx card (I was right) and I need to buy a new one (as I thought I would have to). So, yeah, I've ordered a new one on my Mom's credit card and hopefully I'll have enough cash to pay her back before she realizes that there's a $130 charge (I got an nvidia 8600 GTS which apparently is sick nasty and can run on my psu).

So, my gfx be fixed soon.
huzzah.

Still could be the PSU, that test doesn't mean anything

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:17 PM

QUOTE (Fatal @ Jun 10 2008, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Still could be the PSU, that test doesn't mean anything


Yes... that test does mean a lot. If it was the PSU that test wouldn't have errored like it did.


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