Essentially my graphics card looks to have gone to the big graphics card maker in the sky. This is a problem (and I havnt' changed my skills in days... Why oh why doesn't CCP allow web based change of characters skills?). It started on Monday with some blue lines over the screen... and now appears to have died completely. I'll be trying another reseat operation tonight, but if it fails, I'll have to order a new part. The computer/card is just over 2 years old, so it just our of warranty...
The issue is being a PCI-X card - I don't have a spare capable of running 2 eve clients simultaneously unfortunately.
So I have 2 choices essentially.
- Buy a new graphics card and hope it fixes issue (comparible card = £200 or about $350).
- Buy a new computer if above fails to work - about £800
Basically not having a graphics card = no EVE = no computer. I'd prefer a working computer to fanfest. Its just such a hard decision to make.
Normal service will resume tomorrow with fanfest banter and updates on the graphics card fix plan.