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Old 01-26-2006, 10:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Graphics Card problem... 1 day left of warrenty- HELP


Ok, heres the deal, I have one day left on my retrun policy for my graphics card, and I'm having a problem.

I built my first computer about a month ago. Its the first time I've ever done this. It is (my be relavent?):

3200 AMD 64
1G of DDR 400 PC3200 ram
200G hard drive
400 watt PSU
ATI X550 graphic card

Ok heres the problem: for about the past two weeks my computer has been doing funny things. Whenever I try to enter the settings of the graphics card so change the 3D settings it hangs, the screen goes black and nothing happens. Also when I try to play a game with any kind of 3D graphics what-so-ever all kinds of lines appear all over everything.. looks like the movie "The Matrix" and then if the game has any kind of intense graphics it will hang before the graphic load(ONLY when the graphics load).

One last point: Sometimes the windows will have it over the images, but not often...

Is it the graphics card?
P.S- everything is running cool. 29*C for the CPU, 25*C for the mobo.

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