It all started.....during 2s...

90 Human Paladin
10775
Me and Sayir were doing 2s and my WoW just went all satan on me. It got progressively worst, and after I did /reloadui this happened

http://imgur.com/isDKSv7

any thoughts?
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90 Troll Shaman
MVP
10755
Omg you've entered the Dark World.
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90 Human Paladin
8375
Sacrifice a small child to the Dark One and dance at midnight.
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90 Human Priest
18830
Are you playing on a laptop? You could be overheating your video card. Mine did that on my dell and the only solution was bascially to shut down. I have a stand now so there is a ton of air flow. If you are on a desktop check the fan on your video card too and make sure it is not clogged.
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90 Human Paladin
10775
I play on a laptop, I have it elevated on a cooling pad. I was having issues earlier with overheating.
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90 Pandaren Monk
16665
Most likely a heat issue, or your graphics card saying goodbye. Given that it's a laptop however, heat.
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90 Undead Rogue
8215
no, you must sacrifice your pinky to our lord and saviour, his pinkyless, lord swifty
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90 Human Paladin
10775
Most likely a heat issue, or your graphics card saying goodbye. Given that it's a laptop however, heat.


If it is my graphics card just giving up on me, would it be more cost efficient to just build a desktop? It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1 GB video card. Laptop was $1000

Edit: Here are my temp's from Speedfan

http://imgur.com/K36jAvL
Edited by Daruss on 4/5/2013 2:27 PM PDT
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90 Orc Warrior
12435
This is God's way of punishing you for playing a paladin. I would know, I too was a paladin once.
Edited by Xiic on 4/5/2013 3:32 PM PDT
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90 Night Elf Druid
9020
I've got to say though, That is an awesome looking zone.. the Art team would love to have a look at that.
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87 Undead Priest
7670
04/05/2013 02:22 PMPosted by Daruss
Most likely a heat issue, or your graphics card saying goodbye. Given that it's a laptop however, heat.


If it is my graphics card just giving up on me, would it be more cost efficient to just build a desktop? It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 1 GB video card. Laptop was $1000

Edit: Here are my temp's from Speedfan

http://imgur.com/K36jAvL
thats hot and towards the limit of what is usually considered safe for temps, i can tell you that generally laptops do run quite hot, ive gotten at about 90 on mine. One of the issues with overheating is that often the gpu and cpu share the same cooling system http://imgur.com/BHVfXUT http://imgur.com/FK5LD6N

opened one of my little guys to show you, the heatsinks are quite small, any fur from pets or dust needs to be cleaned regularly, its one of the reasons i make sure laptops i buy can be opened easily like that instead of having to remove have the little bastard to get to it all
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87 Undead Priest
7670
i7's run hot, also looks like your max cpu temp is 100 degrees, so you are pretty close, clean your !@#$ out

gpu's can usually handle 90+ degrees as well

how old are your drivers
Edited by Donnasummer on 4/5/2013 4:04 PM PDT
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90 Human Paladin
10775
I don't have compressed air so I just cleaned it out without it. (inb4 go buy it, I know I need to)

I recently just restored it to factory settings because I thought it was something wrong with windows, only things installed are skype, wow, and league.

Yea I should buy a gaming desktop lol

Edit: I would also get into an arena (this was going on during 2s) and I couldn't see anything on the map, BUT SUPRISINGLY STILL WON SOME. Like Nagrand was just black EVERYWHERE.
Edited by Daruss on 4/5/2013 4:23 PM PDT
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90 Night Elf Priest
8930
Did you try turning it off and on again?
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87 Undead Priest
7670
04/05/2013 04:19 PMPosted by Daruss
recently just restored it to factory settings
update your drivers if you just used the disc that came with your computer
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85 Human Death Knight
9105
When's the last time you had that thing de-dusted... Dust will @!#!@%#* your computer's temperature.
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90 Human Rogue
9885
Surprisingly enough we won every game when he was playing like that.

But yeah, since I'll be sleeping before you get home, which isn't that bad because I don't feel like talking to you when you're drunk, save up and build a gaming desktop, mine cost me around $900 (haven't gotten to replacing my motherboard, will eventually) and as you know, my computer blows yours out of the water. (Maybe you'll finally be able to play ToR *wink wink*).
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
14055
make it stop please! make it stop
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