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Old 10-09-2006, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Strange Graphics malfunction on my computer..any ideas?

this just started happening out of nowhere. it happens on all my screens including my dos boot up screen

please see the photos attached

any suggestions at all would be really appreciated

my System:

win xp
Matrox P650 dual DVI video card
120GB SATA for audio and one for OS
3.4 GHz Intel P4
4 gb ram

i only have 1 monitor hooked up...i know its not the monitor because i plugged in a different one and it did the same thing.

please help me out

thanks a lot
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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May be your video card dying or overheating.
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Video card is artifacting. Happens. If its a Radeon you should use the drivers that came with your cd. Ive heard ATI has had minor artifacting issues with the drivers. Also, it could be your graphics card overheating. If you have OC'd the video card maybe you should return it to normal settings. Hope that helps.
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