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#1 Tokiya

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:03 PM

Well, my video card has a problem.

My girlfriend's dad said that it is affected by some kind of virus.


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this is what I see every time I open/close and use my PC.
They call that problem as texture mapping



I am sure that it is not my monitors problem.

what should I do about it?

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

what should I do about it?


Fix the red x.

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 08:04 PM

what should I do about it?


Fix the red x.


what do you mean by that?

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 04:51 AM

Does it look like that before the OS loads (like the BIOS screen)? Does it look like that in safe mode?

If it looks normal before the OS loads then you have a software/driver concern, if the output is corrupted during BIOS/load screens then you have a hardware concern.

"Red X" refers to a linked picture that doesn't work. It works now.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:08 AM

Does it look like that before the OS loads (like the BIOS screen)? Does it look like that in safe mode?

If it looks normal before the OS loads then you have a software/driver concern, if the output is corrupted during BIOS/load screens then you have a hardware concern.

"Red X" refers to a linked picture that doesn't work. It works now.


Gee i never seen that

If its in the bios then try reseating the graphics card.

If that don't work then its going to die or just damaged.

#6 Tokiya

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:37 PM

Does it look like that before the OS loads (like the BIOS screen)? Does it look like that in safe mode?



Yes, during the time I open my PC and use it, up until I close it. I am seeing those colorful things, and the when I click and open any folders, it loads up to 3-4 seconds.

As of now, I can use my computer and my screen is fine because the VGA cable is ported on board

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 09:49 PM

here is my video card: SPARKLE GeForce7200 GS 256MB DDR2.

I still dont know what the problem is, I already reformatted my computer, can I reformat my Video Card as well?

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:39 PM

Since you stated "opened" its safe to assume you are using a laptop? There appears to be a problem with your LCD screen since it works correctly when connecting an external monitor. What is the make and model of the laptop?
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 12:37 AM

here is my video card: SPARKLE GeForce7200 GS 256MB DDR2.

I still dont know what the problem is, I already reformatted my computer, can I reformat my Video Card as well?


the only thing you can change in a video card is its bois
and updating or getting the bios from the maker(same version) will not fix this

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

Since you stated "opened" its safe to assume you are using a laptop? There appears to be a problem with your LCD screen since it works correctly when connecting an external monitor. What is the make and model of the laptop?


uhmm... sorry my bad, you got confused there. I mean when I turned on my PC and start using, the screen starts to produce those colors. Its like a Family computer game when you forcefully removed the game cartridge

here is my video card: SPARKLE GeForce7200 GS 256MB DDR2.

I still dont know what the problem is, I already reformatted my computer, can I reformat my Video Card as well?


the only thing you can change in a video card is its bois
and updating or getting the bios from the maker(same version) will not fix this


How do I do that? and also my video card's box says that SMART INSTALL. what does that mean too?


thanks for all of you who reply =)

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:59 AM

Since you stated "opened" its safe to assume you are using a laptop? There appears to be a problem with your LCD screen since it works correctly when connecting an external monitor. What is the make and model of the laptop?


uhmm... sorry my bad, you got confused there. I mean when I turned on my PC and start using, the screen starts to produce those colors. Its like a Family computer game when you forcefully removed the game cartridge

here is my video card: SPARKLE GeForce7200 GS 256MB DDR2.

I still dont know what the problem is, I already reformatted my computer, can I reformat my Video Card as well?


the only thing you can change in a video card is its bois
and updating or getting the bios from the maker(same version) will not fix this


How do I do that? and also my video card's box says that SMART INSTALL. what does that mean too?



thanks for all of you who reply =)


Well it could be a bios update tool or just drivers.
But you should not need to update the bios .

Also remember that if some thing happens when updating the video bios(e.g. powercut) the video card is DEAD.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 07:41 PM

Since you stated "opened" its safe to assume you are using a laptop? There appears to be a problem with your LCD screen since it works correctly when connecting an external monitor. What is the make and model of the laptop?


uhmm... sorry my bad, you got confused there. I mean when I turned on my PC and start using, the screen starts to produce those colors. Its like a Family computer game when you forcefully removed the game cartridge

here is my video card: SPARKLE GeForce7200 GS 256MB DDR2.

I still dont know what the problem is, I already reformatted my computer, can I reformat my Video Card as well?


the only thing you can change in a video card is its bois
and updating or getting the bios from the maker(same version) will not fix this


How do I do that? and also my video card's box says that SMART INSTALL. what does that mean too?



thanks for all of you who reply =)


Well it could be a bios update tool or just drivers.
But you should not need to update the bios .

Also remember that if some thing happens when updating the video bios(e.g. powercut) the video card is DEAD.



hmm~ ok. thanks

then, what should I do with problem of my video card?

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

Buy a cheap replacement and see if its the card thats causing this. A reasonable spare card is not a bank buster and may prove useful in the near future. Sounds like the cards got a issue to me. If you didn't update drivers to cause this then you could have a physical prob. like the card not seated ( maybe coming out of slot)(dust) or the fan toasted(and is in the process of killing card,idk if yours has 1). You might try a place (on net.) like new egg, that has reviews for products, to see if others have had similar problems with your card. Just my 2 cents . Best wishes

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:21 AM

I hate to bump this topic, but I just had to say

That picture looks like a map from The Legend of Zelda (NES)! :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:28 AM

Quick question:

When your computer boots (starting up from the time you turn the power on) - do you see black and white images or text telling you about the startup process?




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