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Video Card or Memory problem?


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#1 zeroskates

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 12:08 AM

I turned on my computer yesterday and after about 10 mins of playing WoW the image changed to different colors and all distorted. I then went to safe mode and downloaded the drivers and installed them. When i turned my computer back to normal mode it distorted and froze at the login screen. Anyone that can tell me how to fix this or what is wrong at least?

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:20 AM

If you have a actual add-in video card it probably has failed.

If you have onboard [built in] video your system memory has probably failed.
[This can be tested]

If you have a add-in video card that requires a power lead from the power supply there is a slim chance your power supply is failing.
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Posted 26 July 2009 - 10:41 AM

Its an add-in video card

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 01:11 PM

"Its an add-in video card"

I would say the video card has failed.
You need to uninstll the video card though the Device Manager & try a different video card in the unot OR try the video card in a different unit & see if it has the same problem.
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Posted 27 July 2009 - 12:32 AM

well the computer runs fine in safe mode other than the yellow verticle lines running down the screen, but i tried it on a different monitor and same thing happens on there

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:21 AM

Go to the Control Panel
Double click the System icon
Click on the Harware tab
Open the Device Manager
Expand the Display Adaoters listing
Right click on the video adapter & click Uninstall on the menu
Uninstall the video adapter
Do each listed
Do not let the unit restart until all are uninstalled
Once all are uninstalled restart the unit & let the video card reinstall

If the problem is still there replace the video card.
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