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    Unhappy Video card overheating?
    I've been playing world of warcraft a lot, since the expansion came out on the 16th... and so far 3 times this: has happend.




    When in fullscreen, when it's happend i have went windowed- and it stopped. A friend suggested it could be the video card overheating, but ive played for way longer before, and have been shutting it down at night. Should i be concerned?
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    i would doubt overheating if you can get it to stop when you change modes.

    i'd guess some sort of conflict or corruption maybe?
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    Well, what should i do?
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    Stop playing WoW?

    Just kidding, in the installation disks you'll find one that says "hardware test", follow the directions included. This will check the RAM and video card for any errors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95 View Post
    Stop playing WoW?

    Just kidding, in the installation disks you'll find one that says "hardware test", follow the directions included. This will check the RAM and video card for any errors.
    But she should probably stop playing WoW anyway. :bomb:

    j/k

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    Yeah, and I need to stop playing Halo too...

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    hah hah hah! you guys are sooo funny.

    pssh. doing the test now...
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    i did the startup with the disk to check for problems and it froze.
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    If you leave the computer static in OS X, do artifacts appear on the screen after a while?

    The screen shot looks like a symptom off a knackered video chip, which may or may not be connected with overheating.

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    ah crap. i thought it was over but... it just did it again. No artifacts though.
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    Try Tech tool Delux (free with applecare). I would bet your video ram is acting funny.
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    Well, thank you much I just ran it. Everything passed. I guess that is good
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    ah crap.... this is still happening alot. should i just contact apple?
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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    is it still just when you're playing the game?

    not a bad idea just to give them a ring.
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    yeah only with WoW fullscreened
    She figured out that the only way to keep from being frozen was to stay in motion,
    and long ago converted most of her flesh into liquid.
    Now when she smells danger, she spills herself all over, like gasoline, and lights it.

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