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magyarvok21

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Hello all!


I've got a big problem with my screen as it can be seen in the screen shot i uploaded.Tzheere are yellow dots all over the white areas,Can't change my bitmap from 8bits to 32bits,my resolution is stuckt at the lowest and can't change it.I can't acces a lot of things at my start menu because the lot of icons.
I belive the whole thing started when i downloaded a hardware update from microsoft update website the update was named as:Nvidia Geforce GT8800 or what was it.I am posting it about four minutes away from the error occurance.Should i do a WhoCrashed scan?
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Hi there, couple of things for you to try;
1:go into device manager - click on the cards icon & roll back the driver to the previous one,
if that doesnt work,
2:download the latest driver from here http://www.nvidia.co...8800_gt_us.html
uninstall the present driver & install the latest one.
Good luck & let us know how it goes
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Thanks,The first one is not working now trying the second solution and will post when it works or not works.



Been thinking and Can a virus can do this or not?Because i found a file i didn't download in my documents folder called: csao.exe (pronouced as ciao.exe in italian language.)

Edit: I'm posting a dxdiag for any possible help,And also i can't even download a driver update not even get to the website Cause both Firefox and Internet Expoloer 7 crashes,the IE says about some flash problems or something.Also i can't upload the screenshot because it's more than the 1MB size maxiumum.

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For malware check: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Download & run this & delete anything with file not found: http://technet.micro...s/bb963902.aspx
Then run this to clear up any temporary files: http://www.geekstogo...er-file187.html

Thanks to the guys at the malware forum for the above

I would replace IE 7 with IE 8 & see if that helps, it sounds as if once again an update that is meant
to improve things has done the exact opposite, anyway if you can, do the above & see how it goes, good luck
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Thanks,but MBAM have found nothing. And i never use IE almost only for visiting microsoft update.
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Ok, try doing the autorun & TFC if nothing else it will tidy your HD up &
possibly get rid of the csao.exe file, if no luck we can look at other options
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Well,no luck here but something came to my mind:If i let the computer rest for three hours the screen fixes itself (temporary) but as fast i get somewhere on the net or anywhere else,then the screen flashes black and reboots,strange.Also the last game i've been playing was: Star wars knights of the old republic II:the sith lords.It have started flashing with whiteish blur and then the whole thing havefull computer reboot,then i visited the microsoft error reort thing hat pops up when something doesn't responds and it have recomended the windows update.
Well that's all i can remember now.Also finaly found out how to post the screen shot,Althrough it needs to be extracted.

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If i let the computer rest for three hours the screen fixes itself (temporary)

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It have started flashing with whiteish blur and then the whole thing havefull computer reboot

Its possible its not a driver issue but heat or unstable power/voltage supply, download & run speedfan
& then post a screenshot: http://download.cnet...4-10067444.html
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Okay got the screenshot.I guess the problem is with the core processing unit because it shows some flames (escuse the quality but my screen is stuckt in 8bit colours)

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Sorry about the delay getting back, while the cpu is quite hot
its not over the top at the moment but once the system starts to
operate under load it will increase significantly, the maximum
recommended temperature for the Athlon 64 X2 4800+ is between 55
& 68 degrees,I would recommend removing the heatsink & fan,clean
off the thermal compound & re-apply a fresh amount of something
like arctic silver 5, the other option is to use a thermal pad kit.
If you require assisstance with this let us know, I would recommend
running the system for a few minutes first, this will soften the
existing thermal compound if it has gone hard & make it easier to
remove the heatsink, please take anti static precautions before you
touch anything inside the case, you can do this by simply touching
a metal part of the case, remove the power lead & press the on/off
switch a couple of times in case there is any electricity left in
the system.
Do you know if your system has any additional case fans as the screen
shot is only showing the cpu fan!
Dust is also a major cause of heat problems so a good clean out inside
may be necessary.
Also download & run this & then post a screenshot;
http://www.techpower...788/mirrors.php this will show us
how your GFX card is working










http://www.techpower...788/mirrors.php
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