Some of you might remember this thread I posted a while ago: http://www.cohguru.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6559
Well, things have escalated
I was playing Dawn of War: Winter Assault last night and all of a sudden the game froze. The screen got covered in diagonal stripes of different colours and the machine was not responding to anything.
So, I shut the power off and on to reboot. Everything seems to be working fine, so I load the game back up. I get no longer than the game menu before it happens again. Power off and on again.
So I figure there might be something wrong with the game. It's been acting a bit wonky since I started playing, some soundlooping and a crash to desktop once. So I try to start up another game to see if it's just the game. I start the Prey demo and get to the main menu, where the game freezes up again.
So now I'm getting worried. I reboot again.
The windows loading screen pops up, but it's covered in diagonal white and green stripes. Then the screen goes black when it's supposed to load up my desktop and then stays black.
I spent a while with Dell tech support last night trying to figure it out. We're suspecting it's the graph card that's gone wonky. So today they're calling me back and I'm going to try to remove the main graph card and use just one (the machine uses SLI, two graph cards connected) to try to find where the fault is.
Gah, this thing is barely 6 months old and was supposed to be a pretty top-of-the-line comp. Now I'm stuck using my oooold Dell that could barely run CoV at all until I get things fixed.
I really, really hope I can get a replacement card from them :/
Ok, so I didn't reallly have a question, perhaps I should have posted in the rant section.