Faulty Graphics Cards

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

  1. Corruptitudes macrumors regular

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    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

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    8800GS are known to be problematic. Probability of failure is greater than other graphics cards.
     
  3. Corruptitudes thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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