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Geforce 4 problems, not an old card.

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Joshmcmillan, Mar 15, 2007.

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    Joshmcmillan New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a Geforce 4 MX 440 and it's not very old, was bought for AUD$60 a year or so ago, palet brand, no fan just a heat sink that's stock, never overclocked. The thing is in games there is corruption and the picture is messed up, It done this when it was new but I just reinstalled driver and it worked. But now i'v tried taking card out and reinstalling driver and nothing helps. Any suggestions?
     
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    Josh, even the MX440 would need a heatsink if it doesn't have one. The ones used for the MX440 would probably be the smaller type (similar to that used on some MB northbridges).
     
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    Hi,
    I said "it doesn't have a fan, just a heatsink", which means it does have a heat sink. Any suggestions for a way to fix the corruption? By the way it's the newer type of MX440, the worse one.
     
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    Just do a clean install. Use some sort of utility program to remove ALL existing drivers, and install the latest forceware from NVIDIA.
     
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    try a PCI slot fan?
     
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    If you're getting in-game corruption but 2D things like Windows are not affected, then you need new cooling for that card. If you're getting 2D corruption, time for a new graphics card. However, a GF4 MX is simply a GF2 with extra overclocking, so....why not use this corruption as an excuse to upgrade? :).
     
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    No, 99% of MX cards were sold without a heatsink.

    Sounds like he has a PCI card right beside the card giving it little to no airflow, or a poorly designed case.

    Give it some airflow, it should be fine. My gainward MX440 managed nearly a 50% overclock, completely passive.
     
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    It's an agp mx440. It has a heatsink. It has worked in same case for years, only started doing this after a format of hd.
     

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