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Old 11-02-2006, 04:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Video Card of Monitor problem?

i got home from work today and tried to play some WoW(World of Warcraft ) after about 10 mins of playing my screen went insane and then my computer freezes and restarts. now my screen is looking like this, http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b279/fricxion/a.jpg

i tried hooking up my old monitor and the effect didnt go away, so my guess is the video card, but im computer illiterate so i might be wrong, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The same thing happened to one of our laptops at work, it was because the monitor connector had come loose, and wasn't making proper contact.

Make sure the monitor is connectesd firmly, and that the graphics card is properly seated in it's slot.

If it's neither of those things, it COULD be the graphics card, or it might even be a knackered connection between the slot and the mobo.

Hope that helps...
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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checked all cables, checked video card, seems kinda hot but not sure how they normally feel. anyways this happens INSTANTLY when i try to play WoW, when searching the internet it seems to be somewhat fine, sometimes it will get really pixely like hte first picture http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...n/untitled.jpg
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That looks like a gfx card problem to me. If it was the monitor cable, then the whole screen would be affected.
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Old 11-02-2006, 08:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i agree it must be a gfx card problem. try replacing the card with a spare just to test if it is the gfx card. if the problem is still there is could be a driver or software issue or it could be a problem with ur PCI-E or AGP port.
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also maybe try turning off 'write combining' and lowering the 'hardware acceleration' and see if there is a difference.
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