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Can video adapter be infected by virus?

I wonder if there is any posibility that video card get infected by virus, is there any?  

And to be more specific, if it is possible for NVIDIA FX 5200?
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rindiCommented:
I can't imagine the card itself getting infected, but of course the driver software can be. There might be a slight chance that if you ran a bad firmware update to the card, that this could cause problems, but that chance is very slim. What are your issues?
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nkhelashviliAuthor Commented:
I have asked my friend, and he told me such thing, there is a chance to get infected if the card has its own storage.

When I turn computer, sometimes there are lines on the monitor. That`s after I changed video card.
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nkhelashviliAuthor Commented:
And one more:  I don`t think that driver software may be infected, because I formatted disk, reinstalled windows, and after that I Installed the driver of course (from NVIDIA`s original disc)
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rindiCommented:
Lines on the monitor usually come from a bad card (bad hardware). You should change it.
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nkhelashviliAuthor Commented:
May it be caused by monitor and not by video adapter?
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rsivanandanCommented:
Could be either way.

Cheers,
Rajesh
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rindiCommented:
It depends on the type of "lines" you see. It's difficult to say exactly without actually seeing them. The monitor you could test with a different PC, but you'd have to make sure that you are using the same resolution on both PC's.
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nkhelashviliAuthor Commented:
The problem appears  sometimes when I turn on computer, but more often it is when I turn on games which require more video memory. That`s because I think it is video adapter, but there is one more thing to think about: because the problem persists when multiple color screens appear, I think there is heavy load on monitor and thats because maybe it doesn`t take it
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rindiCommented:
That is very typical to a bad adapter, usually it's caused by bad video RAM or sometimes also if the card gets too hot.
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nkhelashviliAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much :)
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