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« on: March 03, 2014, 10:09:14 PM »

So I fired up Diablo III today.  Hooray!  The new loot system really is better!

Boo!  It crashed to this:


The little square in the middle is my mouse cursor, which I could move around.

I hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and it switched to this:


Just in case, I made my eyes diverge while looking at the screen but it unfortunately did not result in a 3d image.

So what's going horribly wrong?  Video card?  System overheating overall?  Soot sprites?
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 10:13:17 PM »

Looks like a video card meltdown to me Pug
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 10:24:09 PM »

Did you try turning it off and on again?

Seriously though, this is looking like a video card.  got any spares to test with?
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 10:31:34 PM »

Quote from: Caine on March 03, 2014, 10:24:09 PM

Seriously though, this is looking like a video card.  got any spares to test with?

Hmm, instead of testing with another older video card I think I may just run with it and assume this means it's time to upgrade...

Quote from: Caine on March 03, 2014, 10:24:09 PM

Did you try turning it off and on again?
Hard reboot went strangely slow in the beginning so I cut the power and am planning to wait for everything to fully cool before trying another boot.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM »

you're doing it wrong  ninja
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2014, 06:28:44 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM

you're doing it wrong  ninja

I'm going to correctly probably buy this 4GB EVGA GTX 760 and a Samsung SSD of some sort.  Commander Keen is going to look awesome on my rig now.
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2014, 06:37:29 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 04, 2014, 06:28:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM

you're doing it wrong  ninja
I'm going to correctly probably buy this 4GB EVGA GTX 760 and a Samsung SSD of some sort.  Commander Keen is going to look awesome on my rig now.

I recommend against a 4GB card. Unless you're triple monitoring things your card will become outdated before you'll need the 4GB of memory. Get a 770 instead.
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2014, 06:47:05 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 04, 2014, 06:37:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 04, 2014, 06:28:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM

you're doing it wrong  ninja
I'm going to correctly probably buy this 4GB EVGA GTX 760 and a Samsung SSD of some sort.  Commander Keen is going to look awesome on my rig now.

I recommend against a 4GB card. Unless you're triple monitoring things your card will become outdated before you'll need the 4GB of memory. Get a 770 instead.

Thanks for the input.  I'm going back and forth on 2GB vs 4GB.  I was thinking 4GB to be more future-proof as games start taking advantage of it more for the PS4/XB1 era, but you make a good point.
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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2014, 07:22:36 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 04, 2014, 06:37:29 PM

I recommend against a 4GB card. Unless you're triple monitoring things your card will become outdated before you'll need the 4GB of memory. Get a 770 instead.

When I was picking out a video card for my new rig I was also confused on the choice between 3GB and 4GB and was a bit surprised that the recommendations were for 3GB over 4GB. Now this makes sense. I ended up going with a GTX 780 3GB based on a recommendation by Tom's Hardware.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2014, 09:06:39 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on March 04, 2014, 06:37:29 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on March 04, 2014, 06:28:44 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on March 04, 2014, 06:18:18 PM

you're doing it wrong  ninja
I'm going to correctly probably buy this 4GB EVGA GTX 760 and a Samsung SSD of some sort.  Commander Keen is going to look awesome on my rig now.

I recommend against a 4GB card. Unless you're triple monitoring things your card will become outdated before you'll need the 4GB of memory. Get a 770 instead.

I'm one for whom 4GB was necessary.  Picked up a 30" 2560x1600 monitor and wanted to run a fully modded Skyrim on it.  Skyrim at high resolutions is very hungry for video card RAM...
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 09:39:18 PM »

It was hard to decide to put money into a 4GB 760 or a 2GB 770, so I compromised and got a 4GB 770.  icon_wink  Got a bonus at work this week that gave me more "oh just go for it" justification.

I don't upgrade my computer very often anymore (this card is replacing a GTX 260) so I just couldn't resist getting the extra memory to prepare for PS4/XB1 games in the next few years that may be demanding it more.
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 04:25:20 AM »

That's what fit in my price performance range too!  PNY xlr8 version of the 770 gtx.

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