Weird Artifacts upon bootup (Pics Included)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iOryan, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. iOryan macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    For the last 5 days upon initial morning bootup I receive weird artifacts on my screen and leopard does not fully bootup. After that, when I restart it - it's back to normal.


    Side Info:
    -I turn off my mac everynight, after doing a little research I've heard it isn't the best idea to prolong the life of my mac. (Mine would be off for 7hours before powered on again)
    -If I turn off/restart my mac in the middle of the day, I do not get this problem.

    Mac Pro Gen1
    2xQuadcores 3.0GHz
    5gb of RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT
    HDD Bay1: 250gb
    HDD Bay2: 750gb
    Blackmagic Intensity Pro (PCIE Card)

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for anyone who helps.
  2. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2007
    I am almost absolutely certain your video card is on its last legs. I posted here with the same problem on a G4, you can check out my pic here. Had to get a new card, just before I was about to sell it :mad:
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
  4. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    it (the video card) might just need to be reseated....
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Easy to do, and costs nothing, so it's worth a shot. ;)
    If it doesn't work, only a few minutes of time was spent. Unfortunately, I don't think this will solve it. A new graphics card is likely. :(
  6. iOryan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    Thanks for the suggestions, but the reseating thing didn't work. I even changed the slot - alas no working result. I'm guessing I'm just going to chip away my paycheck at a better graphics card - any recommendations? (I might aswell go big now so it lasts me more then a year :rolleyes:)
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    ATI Radeon HD 3870 PC & Mac Ed.
    A decent overall performance card at an affordable price as well. :)

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  8. iOryan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
  9. yomibro macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2008
    I got something similar to this today on my MacPro, kinda worse then the picture so what I did was just reboot the system and everything seems to be fine. The funny part of this is that the Thinkpad T43 that I had also suffered the same issue when I opened the lid, kind of a weird coincidence that it happened in two separate machines at the same time on the same day. :confused:

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