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    ey guys ive got a problem with my video card because sometimes whenever i play games with in high quality what happens sometime in the middle of the game the colors mess up then my whole pc hangs any idea why this is happening?please help me my video card is a nvidia 8800 GT please help me

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    Default Re: distorted graphics

    My first guess would be the video board overheating. Have you monitored the temperatures?
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    I agree, generally if you get distorted graphics or Messed up colors it is either the GPU itself is getting to hot, or the VGA ram on the card.

    You can use ATItool (Yes it works on a Nvidia Card as well) or Rivatuner to control your fan speeds. You for sure should turn these up or start thinking about aftermarket cooling, and or some additional case fans to improve overall airflow within your system

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    i agree with these 2... you've probably got a slightly faulty rail in there somewhere (not faulty enough for an RMA mind you) whose resistance increase very rapidly with heat, which causes other rails to bear more current, thus heating them in turn, again causing more resistance and causing signal distortion
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    ahh ok no wonder its getting distorted o but if im going to control the fan which is better ATItool or rivaturner?

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    Either one will work. I personally like ATItools myself, But They both have their advantages I suppose. You can install them both and see which you like

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    or is ntune better?

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