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wf is wrong with my computer?!!?!


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#1 hatkoff

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 12:54 AM

Obviously its a dell so its a piece of crap, but ive put my own parts in it. and its lasted me quite a while.

specs:

Nvidia Geforce 6800 GT graphics card
winxp


pictures:

first starting up:

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next screen:

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next:

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next:

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then the screen shows nothing after than. almost like the screen went into sleep mode or something. virus? graphics card? motherboard? damaged hardware? wtf is wrong with this thing? and how do i fix it??

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#2 techextreme

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 03:38 AM

Looks like a video card that has been either overclocked and over heated or just simply has overheated and will no longer hold up.

Looks like it's time to replace the video card.

Hope this helps,
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#3 hatkoff

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 05:55 AM

Looks like a video card that has been either overclocked and over heated or just simply has overheated and will no longer hold up.

Looks like it's time to replace the video card.

Hope this helps,


Thanks, I didnt over clock it so it must of over heated. How come some of it looks fine and on the third pic down the windows logo and stuff looks pefectly fine?

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Posted 30 June 2009 - 06:32 AM

It's all going to depend on where the video segments are in the video memory on the video card itself. It's also going to depend on the heat on the video processor (GPU) at the same time.

As this thing gets hot the video probably gets worse. In other words, as you leave the computer run the video probably gets much worse on the screen.

I would replace the video card and retry.

You may also want to see if there's a firmware for the video card itself as that too could cause similar but not identical issues.

Hope this helps,
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 10:21 AM

FWIW: I saw a screen similar to that...once when experiencing RAM problems.

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