Re: Weird graphical trash/hard lock. 6600 AGP
Well, I had hard lockups where the sound would stutter first on my GeForce 6600 PCI-E card while flying about with X-Plane. I popped the hood on the case and touched the heatsink on the card. I nearly burnt my finger on it, so I shut off the system, pulled the video card out and found the fan motor broke. The commutator contacts made noise when I attempted to spin the fan, so here I am without a fan motor for the card, about where I was before my inspection.
Now I have to find a better heatsink/fan or maybe a better chipset.