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Old 01-18-06, 07:08 PM   #6
TheMoken
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Default Re: Weird graphical trash/hard lock. 6600 AGP

Well, this is a doozy. So, despite my cooler CPU temps and better voltages, the problem turned out to be solely with the card. After getting fed up with the card when it froze yet again, I metaphorically ripped it out of the motherboard and gave it an inch by inch inspection. (In actuality I gently removed it and gave it a look see).

To my surprised, the fan/heatsink apparatus was mismounted on the GPU. Only one of the two pins that holds it onto the board was tight. A few attempts to fix with dental floss later =) my roommate dobbed a dot or two of superglue on the post to fix it into the right place.

A few hours later, I'm still running lock free. We'll see what happens.
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