8800 GTX blue lines and Artifacts

mikelaw

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Hey there, I think I may already know the answer to this but, The other day I was playing Armed Assault, when I have one of my now standard graphics freeze ups. i would usually reboot and restart the game and everything would fine for several more days. Now when it boots I have alien text all over the screen, it wont send a signal to my second monitor and there are blue lines running down my screen. All the artifacts and Lines are in the same place every time I reboot. Using NTune the program doesnt even see my card. IS this the Card or the MOBO PCI-E port?
A screen shot shows only undistorted regular picture.
 

rammar16

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what are the temps on the card?

have you updated drivers?

have you moved the computer much?

does it ever work? like if you unplug the second monitor?

how old is the card?
 

x_2fast4u_x

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wow that kinda funky do you have any other PCI-E16x cards to test?

After that if its still getting artifacts then its the card..if not then its the MoBo
 
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Hi there. I am having the EXACT same problem now. 8800gtx, same problems described, 2 monitors, the works! did you find out what the problem was?