Faulty Graphics Cards

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Corruptitudes, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Corruptitudes macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    I have an early 2008 Imac with an Nividia 8800 GS graphics card. It apparently failed two weeks ago, and I just got the machine back after the Apple Store replacing the card.

    The only graphical glitches I had on the Imac, was the faint line that would run across the screen that you could see on a white background if I left a program's window opened to long; and when using Safari, while encoding a dvd, trying to open up a new tab I would get images of whatever I was encoding in the new safari tab for half a second. Then it would correct itself and bring a blank safari page.

    No other graphical glitches until it failed, and wouldnt boot. Is this typical? They replaced with the same 8800 GS card, will this be a problem in the future?
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    8800GS are known to be problematic. Probability of failure is greater than other graphics cards.
  3. Corruptitudes thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 24, 2009
    Well that didnt take long....

    Ive had the machine for two days. I played Civilization IV in steam yesterday, and it ran beautifully. Last night I ran handbrake to encode my dvd collection...and today Im having the same graphical glitches. However this time if I leave it off long enough it will boot up, where as last time it wouldnt even boot...

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