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PMC main development computer video card fried

Post by Snake Man » 2008-10-25, 12:18:51 PM

I decided to post this here in generic PMC news as it influences both ArmA and Falcon 4 development.

Today my video cards fan broke, it was really hot in my room so the video card fried. I've had broken video card fans three times now, but every time there has been no damage on the card, this time I wasn't so lucky. Now when I start up my computer I just get bunch of digital garbage on the screen, I removed and re-installed the video card for three (3) times to make sure.

My video card is fried.

I will try again one last time tomorrow when I have "gathered" myself a bit from this letdown, but I'll doubt it will start to magically run again. Luckily I had a old computer here laying around so I grabbed a GeForce 2 GTS card which I'm now using.

This now means that I cannot play ArmA or use buldozer in O2 (all I can do is edit configs and terrains "blindly" without ingame testing). I can however run Falcon 4 normally.

The final result is that all my ArmA projects are on hold until I get new video card, which might take up until late December if not early next year (and I wouldn't be surprised if it took even longer). As my computer is from 2004, I'm not sure I can still just walk into a computer store and buy off the shelve a new video card which runs in my machine (or my machine runs it more likely).

I cant imagine what will I do with VTE and the few other ArmA projects I had going on, if I cant edit models and more importantly test anything ingame, its pretty useless to start to release anything (except the super heavy RC2 of course). Anyways that's more for the ArmA topics.

Well, at least now finally I have time to start working on PMC Editing Wiki and make it what it was visioned to be :)
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Post by banana » 2008-10-25, 01:38:11 PM

Why is this world always around money :roll:

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Re: PMC main development computer video card fried

Post by Snake Man » 2008-10-28, 12:23:45 PM

Snake Man wrote:I will try again one last time tomorrow when I have "gathered" myself a bit from this letdown, but I'll doubt it will start to magically run again.
Its voodoo magic baby! :twisted:

Yeah it works, I could not believe my eyes what happened when I installed the fried video card back and turned on my computer, it worked. Amazing. I cannot believe it works after I tried it three (3) separate times earlier.

Oh well, now I am really happy as my life can proceed normally :mrgreen:
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