A Year of Starcraft II
And it always seems to happen to me.
As I got to the end of the second mission, maybe 20 minutes of game time in my first session of Starcraft II, I was presented with a kind of honking noise and white checkers across the screen. I shut down the computer, let it sit for a bit and restarted. And at the BIOS splash page I could tell something was wrong. White lines across even that screen. I turned it off again and checked everything. Connections were fine, I even moved the graphics card to another slot. There’s still something wrong. Booting up into windows presents a screen with white lines about half an inch long and half an inch apart up and down the screen. They move as I move the cursor around.
Googling gets me these two results: one and two. And the fact that the GTX 460 I got was an open box leads me to believe I should just return the card and get something else (as one of the posters in the link says his was an intermittent issue that he couldn’t replicate on demand, perhaps that is why my card was returned in the first place).
One option I am going to try, to at least get some game time in, is add some memory to the mac I am on now. I think this might help me at least play the single player on low settings for a week or two until I can send this card in and get a new card. I think I can get a hold of the memory tomorrow, so hopefully I will be back playing by then.
As promised, a picture of my horrible cable management on the first iteration of my so far ill fated build is here.
If anyone can point to something else that may be wrong, I will pretty much try anything (I will say that I cannot put it into another computer, as I don’t have another one around to try).
I am now going to watch some Day9 and streams for an hour and a half to at least try to fulfill the first day of my year of Starcraft II.
EDIT: I was told to find out the temperatures of the computer and the processor cores are at 47, 48, 45 and 41 C respectively.