Re: Geforce 6600 GT disaster
well, I removed my case to see what's the problem with the Geforce 6600GT and realised that the fan on the chip wasn't working anymore! So, I bought a Zalman VF900-CU cooler, fixed it on (and voided my warranty in the process..but it's two years old, so the warranty's probably expired anyway), and as a result my core idle temperature has been reduced by half to 40 degrees.
Alas..my 3d games still have terrible black artifacts and lots of zig zag lines. There's nothing wrong with my power supply, as it's an Antec 430W and the 12v pin has a max of 24A (or thereabouts..def over 20A). I fear Half-life 2 has fried my graphics card for good.
Sigh. Is there any other remedy? If not, I guess I'll have to get a new card...how's the 7600gt?