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Graphics messing up badly, gradually getting worse


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DelTheZealot

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The problem started about 3 months ago with World of Warcraft. The tiling would mess up, displaying weird patterns, and would get worse until I couldn't read any text or basically see anything I was doing. Restarting WoW usually fixed the problem, sometimes for only a few minutes, other times for a few days. Starcraft 2 would cause my computer to "blue screen of death" when I was having these problems, other times it was fine. Lately I've been starting to play counter-strike: source again, and the textures and tiling in this game will also occasionally mess up. Also, recently I've noticed gray digitized lines across my browser when surfing the Web.

At first I thought my video card was over-heating, so I downloaded some GPU monitoring software and noticed it almost never goes above 50C. I also downloaded the FurMark GPU benchmarking software, and I have never received an error while running this graphic-intensive program. The GPU will rise to about 100C during this testing and not malfunction.

Also worth noting, I suppose, is that I'm running all of my games and Firefox off an older hard drive. My newer system doesn't have the internal hookups (IDE I think) only serial ports. So, I'm running a serial internal hard drive inside my case, and another internal hard drive in an enclosure case, attached through USB.

Here are some screenshots of the problems I'm having. Thanks for any help with this issue.

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Here's a screenshot of my GPU monitor program

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any ideas? I installed the latest drivers about a week ago. Hadn't had any troubles since then until today, when my computer completely froze and I had to hard reset. I'm afraid my video card is malfunctioning, or the external hard drive I have my games installed on is corrupted or faulty.
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All of the screenshots look fine, apart from the second one and I presume you are referring to those random blue shapes that are floating about on the shot?

This is usually a sign of a faulty graphics card. The temperature becomes irrevelant if the card itself is faulty.
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