View Full Version : serious problem with nvidia GeForce 5200... need some help

12-10-06, 07:22 PM

A couple of days ago my computer started to have some display problems (see attached screenshot). At the beginnig it was only a couple of pixels, but now it has become very serious. Sometimes Windows won't even start.

I tried everything that comes to my mind:
- Update driver
- Uninstall, re-install driver.
- Format my HDD, reinstall windows from scratch (I also tried with linux, by the way), update everything once again.
- Update Bios (well, no update was necesary).

I am now completely convince that it has to do with video, since, sometimes, when I take a look at the BIOS I see the same strange display (pixels are bigger, of course).

So, I have three questions:
- Are there any tools I could use to better diagnose the problem.
- Is it possible, for example, to "reset" the nvidia card memory (if the problem if that is that of software or memory)
- Or, should I definetely be looking at a hardware problem (card needs to be replaced)?

Thanks, any help will be greatly appreciated.

12-10-06, 07:38 PM
RMA time, if possible.

Thats a $26 video card.


12-10-06, 09:59 PM
That looks like exactly what happened when my 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 stopped working.. I'd get a new video card if I was you.

12-11-06, 03:12 PM
Looks like something overheated on the card and fried; I've seen and replaced other cards with similar symptoms. I agree with the first two posters; RMA it if possible.