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# 100648 15-Apr-2012 23:11
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Hey everyone,

I am having an issue with my PC. I randomly get these pink looking dot all over my screen. My computer then seems to freeze. It has happened 3 times now. The second time it happened, screen went black and then normal. I then got the NVIDIA display driver crashed. 

Here is what it looks like:

I initially thought it might be overheating but after checking my temps, it seems to be cruising fine at 40-50 degrees.

So, I'm wondering if anyone has an idea as to what this might be?  

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  # 609820 16-Apr-2012 09:02
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If not overheating, then memory corruption - still under warranty ?




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  # 609841 16-Apr-2012 09:48
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Over the years have had several graphics card fail - issues like you describe generally get worse and then complete failure -my experience has been that graphic cards generally fail before most other system components- how old is it?

 
 
 
 




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  # 609889 16-Apr-2012 11:31
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It is an EVGA GTX 560 SC. Only about 2 months old. It doesn't seem to have happened again since my post, but it is certainly concerning.

One thing to note is that about an hour before I installed a Happauge 2210 tv tuner card into my pc, doubt it would have anything to do with that though.

On the issue of getting it returned, should I contact EVGA or PLaytech (unfortunately I didn't buy from Computer Lounge :P)?

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  # 609899 16-Apr-2012 11:49
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If purchased from Playtech, send to them - theyre pretty good and shouldnt stuff you around. If any problems, ask to speak to Paul there, hes the boss ;)




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