Video card artifacts
by Bam421 - 11/6/11 2:10 PM
My video card is giving me a hard time. Recently Minecraft has been crashing - a lot. It is guaranteed to happen whenever I play it. It might take a minute or ten, but it will crash. It crashes in two ways:
1. It crashes the entire system in a spectacular fashion, spitting out artifacts like this, or, alternatively, simply changing the screen to one color. 99% of the time the system does not recover; although a few times it has been able to recover, usually displaying a "driver recovered from a crash" message.
2. The program simply locks up. I can usually get out of this; it doesn't happen often, unfortunately.
The crash did display itself one time outside of Minecraft; I'm guessing that the game does something to trigger a video card problem.
I'm guessing my video card's dying. It looks like bad video RAM. What do you guys think?
Windows 7 x64
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470, made by EVGA, latest drivers