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Dell Dimension e520 Graphics issues

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#1 brilldoctor


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Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:15 PM


My 5 year old dell dimension e520 is having some graphics issues. The machine turns on and comes up with the BIOS screen

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However the screen is full of lines which are not supposed to be there. It then carries onto the next screen which appears as normal

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And then boots windows as normal (no graphics issues here just a bad camera!)

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However instead of coming up with the login screen it comes up with this screen

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And then restarts. However it is fine in safe mode.

On booting into diagnostics it shows the same issue as in the BIOS.

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And when I run the graphics test it shows this error

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I have a feeling that the graphics card is a geforce 7300le, and the DVI out is not working, only vga.

Any ideas?

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#2 Skizzle


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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:14 PM

Have you tried new video card drivers yet? Either roll back to a previous in safe mode, or upgraded? If you could in safe mode, run me a DXDIAG and post the log.

Can be done by clicking run and typing DXDIAG and press enter. Click save all information on the bottom of the window that pops up. Save it to your desktop and post the contents here for me.

#3 rotor123


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 01:38 PM

Easy cure, replace the video card. It has bad memory on it.

Your last image even says it.

Since it is a dell you can also hit F12 when you power it on and choose run diagnostics.

However the fact that it is showing in the first screen shot you posted where it shows Dell means it is a hardware problem. There are no drivers loaded there.

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#4 killerx525


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:59 PM


A simple replacement card.

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