Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:44 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:25 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 am
Posts: 15
Lately when I try to play a game or watch a video (either DVD's or .flv files) my monitor will show a multicolored pattern like a carpet design, then the screen goes black and I get the “monitor going to sleep” message. Sometimes the soundtrack will go on for a little while but then stops too. If I reboot in safe mode videos run okay so I updated and reinstalled the drivers but it hasn't helped. Trying to run the Furmark burn in test has the same effect.

Can anyone offer any suggestions, or should I just go buy a new card?

Specs:

GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (running at 44c according to furmark)

CPU: Intel i5-3570K LGA1155

MOBO: Asus P8Z77-V LK

MEM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 (16 Gigs)

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mark II 950 Watts


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:04 pm 
[Team Member]
[Team Member]

Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:31 am
Posts: 11075
Location: Home Sweet Home
Sounds like a bad driver uninstall/install or maybe a virus....it could also be the video card itself starting to fail...it could also be the psu failing. Unfortunately the only way you can find out if it is the video card or psu is to change them out with known good parts.

Nasty


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:22 pm 
Clawhammer
Clawhammer
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:22 pm
Posts: 4406
Location: In the closet
A GTX280 circa 2008, right? How many hours do you have on it?


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 2:27 am 
8086
8086

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 am
Posts: 15
I don't know how many hours i have on it. Is there a way to find out? In any case, I went out and bought a MSI GTX 660Ti card. I'll install it tomorrow and see what happens.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:13 pm 
8086
8086

Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 am
Posts: 15
Looks like replacing the card did the trick. My thanks to Nastyman and kleinkinstein for their help.

-U-20


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: GPU problem: I want videos, I get carpet samples
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:30 pm 
Clawhammer
Clawhammer
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 23, 2005 6:22 pm
Posts: 4406
Location: In the closet
Cuuul! Thanks for the update.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group