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Hey all I've been having a problem recently with video on my computer. Every

time I start my computer up and get to my windows login screen (vista 64) and

enter my password to get into my desktop, right when the screen fades to

black and would usually show my desktop instead my screen just shows a

repeating pattern of usually a little block of colors in lines all over my screen

and the absolute only way to get around this is to manually shut down my

computer and start it back up. I thought it could be my overclocks so I turned

everything back to stock settings and I still get the same problem. Once I do

get onto my desktop everthing seems to work fine except every now and

again my screen would do the same thing while ive been on my computer

showing the little blocks in lines along with where my mouse would be a big

white block for my cursor then the video would completely go out. So do you

all think my card is dying or maybe it's something else?
post #2 of 7
First off, try reinstalling your drivers. If that doesn't fix it, I'd think about RMA'ing your card.
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Will it run 3d games or applications at all?
Have you left the fan on the auto setting for most of the cards life?
To me, yes, it does sound like the card is dying.
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I have tried rolling back my drivers from the latest and installing the latest after wiping my old driver out with driver cleaner. I can run 3D apps and sometimes it will run just fine for as long as i play and other times my comp will crash after just 20 mins or so of play. I have manually controlled the card's fan with evga precision (updated to the latest version).

I'm looking at getting a GTX 570 but I just wanted to hear others opinions about this before I jut replace my card and not think it's my psu maybe.
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If you registered your card you can send it in to evga. Not sure what they will send back but you might get a nice upgrade.
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I just went down this path. Your card is prolly on it's way out. RMA it if you can. My 280 was outta warranty so I was screwed, but your problem will gradually keep getting worse until you can't do anything with that card installed.

Eventually anything that puts ANY load on the GPU is gonna cause lockups/crashes. Your time is limited with that 280. If its too old for RMA then you'll probably have to try baking the card if you want to have a chance at keeping it alive.
    
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probably get a 480 if i had to guess.
    
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