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Graphics card crashing?


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Calam Dale Thomas Taylor

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My graphics card is keep crashing and it is so frustrating!
It normally crashes when I im in the a raid on world of warcraft.
When it does crash it comes up with 153.something about kernel?
When I'm watching a youtube video the video goes green and plays sound. (i don't know if this helps)
It goes like all fuzzy for a couple of seconds then comes on but it makes games not respond for a couple of seconds also and because I'm a healer on wow those 10-20 seconds are vital.
*It started about 2 months ago and I've had the PC for 1-2 years*

My system specs are:

CPU TYPE:
AMD Phenom™ II X4 945 Processor
CPU SPEED:
3.02 GHz
SYSTEM MEMORY:
3.75 GB
VIDEO CARD MODEL:
NVIDIA GeForce 8200 (some times it says it is NVIDIA Geforce 9500 GT so i am confused what type it is)
VIDEO CARD MEMORY:
1.86 GB
VIDEO CARD DRIVER:
nvd3dum.dll
DESKTOP RESOLUTION:
1680x1050
HARD DISK SIZE:
931.41 GB
HARD DISK FREE SPACE:
723.38 GB (78%)

Edited by Calam Dale Thomas Taylor, 29 September 2011 - 03:39 AM.

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Troy

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Clean out the dust bunnies mate. Also try updating the drivers for your graphics card.
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Calam Dale Thomas Taylor

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how do i clean it with a fan or a dry cloth?
and do i have to clean the pins?
Also when it crashed it says something about OpenGL

Edited by Calam Dale Thomas Taylor, 29 September 2011 - 04:13 AM.

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Download and install Free Everest Home Edition
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.
Click the + by computer, click on Sensor. Get a screenshot and post it so I can check your temps and voltages...


DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING UNDER THE LINE THAT SAYS "DEBUG- PCI"
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Troy

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how do i clean it with a fan or a dry cloth?
and do i have to clean the pins?
Also when it crashed it says something about OpenGL

Hello,

I used compressed air to clean out the internals of a computer. You can purchase cans of compressed air from your local hardware store.

Make sure the computer is shut down and power disconnected.

Open up the side and give it a good blast out. Just be sure to not touch anything except the fans when you are blowing on them. I stop the fans so that they do not spin too fast - this can cause the bearings to stuff up.
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