How do you tell if video card is going bad?
Posted 14 December 2006 - 05:20 PM
What I don't know is whether this is due to some system corruption or to a defect in the video card. How can I tell?
Posted 15 December 2006 - 02:08 PM
dust is an enemy of computers, try blowing it out.
also, try reseating the card, and when it is out blow slot out.
ground yourself and do not touch card except at edges.
if you do not know how to do this than find someone who does.
Posted 20 December 2006 - 03:36 AM
Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:37 PM
To check your preferences there is a freeware application called Preferential Treatment.
There are applications that will clear your cache files as well, one shareware application is Tiger Cache Cleaner.
This app also does much more to help with maintaining a healthy Mac.
Another cache cleaner is a freeware application named Cache Out X.
Of course, even after using these applications it's possible that the cache or preference may elude these apps.
If that is the case, you could always try searching in Google for other applications, there are plenty of them out there.
You may end up having to do an archive and install.
But it's always good to try these steps first.