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I think my N260GTX is starting to go out on me. It is starting to get visual errors and crash. Playing an all time fav Crysis 2 and all of a sudden it started to glitch out and blue screen on me. I have my system to auto sleep on overheat so i dont think that would be a problem...hope not anyway. I dont have another compatible computer to test it out. tried to change drivers and didnt work though i got different blue screens. Does anyone think it could be windows/software conflict. I just reinstalled windows but havnt tried putting the card back in to see. If it is toast would anyone have a recommendation, if one exists, around $50. I have a TF8200 A2+ motherboard and dont have much cash for a replacement. My dang card is only 3 years old and just 2 months out of warranty.
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The autosleep will only work on the CPU and not the GPU.

Download afterburner and monitor temps while playing. It sounds excatly like it's overheating. Visual errors are a good sign.

So download that, get graphs up. Launch crysis and watch the temps rise. See how that goes.
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Whats the max temp for the card?
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Well I reinstalled it and booted it up. After drivers installed the glitches were instant and i installed afterburner. It said my gpu was at 65c so I started firefox to restore a session i had with youtube up. The screen went blank just as firefox loaded up and after 2-3 seconds my computer restarted and windows said the driver stopped responding. Finally had to disable it just to write this post because it was rebooting my computer just as i got 3 words typed. I am going to try downloading a new set of drivers but i remember last time I tried several versions and it didnt matter. I tried to start skyrim from a fresh restart and it loaded in high quality but it got to the title screen glitched out and restarted.
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11302011667.jpg 435k .jpg file

This is one of the screens i am getting....i got this while i tried to install the new driver.
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Well, with further assesment...I am using the card right now. I completly disabled my onboard gpu through the bios but that only lets me do surfing and non graphic stuff. I started to play a episode of star trek and the picture had dots on it but played ok without crashing. I had the fan cranked up to 100% and it didnt but from 45c the 30 minutes i was observing it without running anything that required more gpu. Then I ran Skyrim to test it out....i was able to click on start new game then it started to glitch again and took a pic. Right after i clicked it went to blue screen and said something about memory maniger. I dont know whats going on here...i keep having the same problem with this but when it errors windows keeps telling me that its something else. 11302011669.jpg 159k .jpg file
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