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Out of PC games for a few days


Looks like my video card is dying. Starting today, I have had it over heat, blue screen on the driver and multiple graphics resets. Now, I cannot even load up the login screen on WoW without it going to a blank screen then flickering a display once every 5 seconds.

New card has been ordered. A small downgrade (ATI 4850 -> ATI 5760), but it's one of the few cards which fit in the case. Apparently, all of the other higher cards ($125+) seem to require 2 slots which I just don't have in this small case.

I am hoping the card will be here Friday, but very possible it won't show up until Monday. I *might* try gaming on the work laptop emoticon
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Thanks for letting us know Rvy, hope it works out for you soon.

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The card will be here Monday.

I have been able to load WoW on the wifes Mac Mini. It is usable if/when I have time. Played a few hours on a DK over on Earthen Ring.

I might have to roll another spec for a DK over on Uther emoticon
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We're building you an igloo next to ours, no more overheating problems up here in Tul's hometown brother!

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Thanks Aero emoticon
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New card is in the machine. Works well. And a hell of a lot quieter.
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Nice! Grats on the new card.

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This 5000 series of ATI cards does much to reduce noise. I recently got the D 5770. Click the link for my thoughts.

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Ajop,

Yes, the 'new' cards are massive. Some of those probably need their own house to hold it.

The biggest news from your link? The fact you are hosting an FF14 podcast emoticon
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quote:

Ryverwynd wrote:

The biggest news from your link? The fact you are hosting an FF14 podcast emoticon


Yes, indeed. You can download all episodes from ]this forum. I joined the show at episode 9.

Meanwhile, I am flying out to San Francisco Monday to meet with Square Enix for some hands-on time with FFXIV. Even though I no longer count as "official press," the folks at SE love me (and I love them).

/end derail

Ryver, I hope you will review your card for us.

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