failing graphics card?

  tonydenv 21:10 12 Apr 10
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just recently (last week) when booting up I get past the first part of post then the screen goes grey into green into pink into blue all strange swirly stuff then continues to boot normally , have no other probs whilst running is this the first signs of my graphics card failing .
latest video drivers ect
vista prem, q6600, 4gb ram, 8600 512 gt graphics
any ideas ?

  User-1229748 21:17 12 Apr 10

could try reinstalling the drivers,sorry if you've already done this.could try the drivers from your pc manufacturers downloads site.

  tonydenv 21:23 12 Apr 10

have tried latest nvidia drivers ,removed them and tried older versions 190.62-191.07-196-21-197.13 all leave the same result

  citadel 21:39 12 Apr 10

could be fan sticking on start up, artifacts caused by card too hot, or its had it as you say.

  tonydenv 21:59 12 Apr 10

would it be that hot just posting? when all booted it runs fine

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