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Purple tint of DEATH! Could this be my vid card?

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#1 Novah


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:17 PM

G'day all,

My name is Novah and I have just recently built my computer after old faithfull burst into flames.

Video card - ATI Radeon 9200, 128MB DDR
Board - QDI Kudoz kt600 chipset
CPU - AMD XP 3400+

Now... 9 times out of 10, when I turn my computer on, everything has a purple haze. Sometimes the tint is blue, green or yellow... but usually purple. Could this be the video card?

Sometimes the color is normal.
But it's driving me insane.
And I like this emoticon, so I'm gonna use it. :thumbsup:

Any help will be greatly appreciated. :flowers:

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#2 efizzer


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:23 PM

Have you tried fiddleing with the monitor settings? Has your monitor been bumped around lately?
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#3 ddeerrff



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Posted 04 June 2005 - 09:12 PM

Make sure the video card is fully inserted in it's socket and the the cable from the monitor is fully plugged in.

If you have access to a different monitor, that would narrow down the possibilities.

Edited by ddeerrff, 04 June 2005 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2005 - 10:22 PM

Check in the end of the monitor cable that there are no broken or bent pins (some pins are missing - that is normal).

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 12:13 PM

If you can then check with another monitor. If the same problem then it would be your video card if not then your monitor.

How old is your monitor as I would probably suspect this first myself

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