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PC Video Issue

Totally BonerTotally Boner __BANNED USERS regular
edited March 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
This problem has only occurred while I am playing WoW. It has never happened outside of WoW, but I don't know if it is a WoW issue. What happens is I'll be playing and randomly the screen will just freak out and turn a bunch of jumbley colors, forcing me to restart. The best way I can describe it is like when windows freezes but you can still drag a window box around, leaving that trail behind it. Only not so defined. It kinda looks like ///////////////////////////////
If those lines are a bunch of colors.

It seems to be completely random. Anyone have any ideas on what this could be?

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  • Totally BonerTotally Boner __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    Need help pls :D

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  • enderwiggin13enderwiggin13 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Could be heat, could be bad hardware, could be drivers. It's tough to tell much from the limited description.

    You say it's only WoW, but do you play anything else that makes use of the 3D video processing? (i.e. games) If so, is the video fine there?

    Try updating your drivers, try taking a can of air to your video card and clean off any dust, make sure your system is well ventilated, etc.

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  • Totally BonerTotally Boner __BANNED USERS regular
    edited March 2008
    It is a 6800GS Nvidia card. It's about 2.5 yrs old. I thought it was heat at first, so I took off the cover to my PC and cleaned everything off, but that didn't help. And ya it's only WoW because now that I think of it, I have played lots of TF2 with no problems. I'll try updating the drivers. I guess I'l reinstall WoW if that doesn't help. I was hopeings someone had see this problem before and knew what it was related too.

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