SO, turns out my graphics card was at fault, the exact problem is yet unknown but upon putting a different card in my machine and having it work perfectly after numerous tests suggests the other card has issues.
Currently it is being cleaned and will be tested in another machine sometime today or tomorrow.
In the meantime I have this replacement card on loan until my other turns out it either A: just needed a really damn good clean or B: is indeed faulty. Thankfully I am free to continue using the current temp replacement indefinitely until mine is sorted. Pays to have friends and family who are PC nerds and have plenty of spare machines/parts I guess. =P
6 years ago
30 Mar 2013 02:52 CET