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Hi guys. I was playing The godfather II and suddenly my screen flashes and then there are long yellow-brownish streak marks on certain parts of the screen. I restart my computer and tried playing Civilization V and there are blinking spots of colors on some part of the game screen. Does this mean my card is dying? is there anything i can do to keep it stable or alive? I can't afford another card right now.

Currently running BFG 260X Nvidia.
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post #2 of 57
Are you overclocked at all? If so back off a little..

Take the card out and clean it real well, blow all the dust out of it and make sure it has proper air flow.. Crank up the fan speed

Sounds like its overheating...
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post #3 of 57
it must be artifacting, do you know what the temps were like when this happened?
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post #4 of 57
It depends on the temps you've got or the overclock.
post #5 of 57
As others said, Check your temperatures and revert clocks back to stock. It might be overheating or due to an unstable overclock. Let us know if anything changes
post #6 of 57
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No overclock. I don't know how to do that. As for overheating, it happens after 2 hours of playing The Godfather. But then I let it rest for several hours before trying to play civilization v. So I don't think it was overheating. I just took my card out and clean it with compressed air. Will let it rest till tomorrow morning and see if it still do that. (currently 3 am)

Btw, what is artifact? Can it be fix?
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post #7 of 57
Artifact: Graphicial anomaly's that are visually seen and are error's or irregularity's in in-game texture's.

they are apperent for 1 of 2 reason's i know of.

unstable overclock.

or GPU is on it's way out.

in your case i doubt either.
    
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post #8 of 57
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So, after a night of resting, I test the GPU again with some high graphic games, and this is what i got.



there were some long streak at the beginning too. Is this a memory failure or GPU?
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post #9 of 57
Those are artifacts.

Did you check the temperatures? All the connections are good?

If there's nothing that appears out of place and its at normal temperatures, then sadly it maybe on its way out.
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post #10 of 57
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I checked temp, its onthe screen shot too. Seems normal. Connection seems fine too...

What's a good replacement for GTX260? That is the same in power?
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