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#1 Sexington

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:50 AM

Hello all,

I just bought a sexy new system including just about the top of the line parts, after installing all the individual parts, Windows, drivers and all, everything worked fine.

After a few days, my video output was garbage looking, all sorts of horizontal blinds and garbage numbers and colors were output to the screen, even in BIOS!! After a manual jump to reset the BIOS, still garbage, I even reformatted the drives and reinstalled Windows and the drivers (updated), I got the same ugly screen.

My thought right now is that my video card is damaged somehow but before I ship it back to ATI, I'd like to know if there is anything else I can do to make sure that this is a video card problem or ... is it something else that I could fix myself.

Thanks a ton
Lance

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:39 AM

Hi, Lance, and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

That sounds suspiciously like a video card gone bad to me. Do you have a spare video card lying around that you can test with?

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 01:06 PM

hey Herk,

Yeah, I think I'm going to try to do a switch and see if that is what is causing this problem.

Thanks for the reply

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:59 AM

You're welcome. Let us know how it works out for you.




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