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My video card? That it's a turd is the main problem.
When it's cold (below 75F), the display becomes incredibly garbled with artifacts all over the screen and sometimes the display will freeze all except for the pointer which can move but do nothing. But after my box gets above 75F it garbles less and above 80F it runs mostly fine.
I ordered a card from some little online store (can't even remember the name now), an Asus Geforce 5700, and they sent me a box for a Maddog 5600 with an Albatron 5700ep and a driver CD from a completely different company than all those three. On their site they said the one I wanted was out of stock and I just gave up and am never shopping there again.
The garbling leads me to believe the memory may be defective, but the temp thing just bewilders me; I mean, aren't electronics supposed to function worse in high heat?
I think it did work fine when I first got it, though DirectX was totally FUBAR in Windows, I installed and upgraded the win drivers a million times and directx ten million, but all directx programs were completely slow and garbled, but it did work pretty well in Linux at that time.
The garbling just keeps getting worse day by day too.