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My Computer Making Showing Colors/Pictures

by MingJuku / September 13, 2007 5:44 AM PDT

My Dell desktop hasn't been acting right the past few days. I haven't downloaded any programs or such when the problem started happening. First I had turned on my computer and little weird images were showing up over the Dell screen, and also over the Windows XP loading screen. It also shows like these weird pixel colors on the desktop, it makes it kind of hard to see what i'm typing. I took pictures of my desktop to give people a better view:
I don't know what to do. I tried running virus scan and nothing was detected. I really don't want to have to result to restoring because I have so much on my computer and its such a headache. Please Help!

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Two options. . .
by Coryphaeus / September 13, 2007 10:07 AM PDT

Your graphics drivers are corrupt.

Your monitor is dying.

A system restore "may" fix the drivers problem. What else have you done lately?

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by MingJuku / September 13, 2007 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Two options. . .

I haven't done anything. I've had a few people tell me it was my video card and that I needed another one.

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Could well be.
by fbbbb / September 14, 2007 12:39 AM PDT
In reply to: Okay

Are they like randomly coloured blocks?

Try hunting for the latest drivers for your card - but it is possible that the card is hosed, possibly from overheating issues or has just decided to develop a fault. I doubt it's the monitor from what you're describing.

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Sorry, didn't clikc on your links...
by fbbbb / September 14, 2007 12:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Could well be.

...did now. Almost certainly a GPU issue, be it drivers or failure.

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That's a classic sign of a failed video card.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2007 12:48 AM PDT

If it's a shared memory video system (on board) then I see that with failed or incompatible RAM.


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by MingJuku / September 14, 2007 5:14 AM PDT

Thanks you guys for your answers, really helpful. So should I get another video card? Or is there some way to fix this?

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Is there a card?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 14, 2007 5:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!
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