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Not sure if my graphics card or monitor is about to go. Help?


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#1 adamlikesguitar

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:43 AM

Hello there. I have Dell monitor that is kind of old (probably around 2003?) and I'm running XP. This morning when I went to login to XP, the screen started spazzing and the place where you log in didn't appear so I turned everything off and started again. The second time, the screen was still going beserk but I managed to log in. AFTER that, random lines kept flashing onto the screen for like a millisecond and the screen went dark a couple of times. Now, these random lines are still persisting but not as bad. I'm scared to turn my computer off because I don't want my computer to explode. So, any suggestions? Thanks. :)


* I should also mention that I have received no error messages or anything. Not sure if that means anything...

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:02 AM

It looks like your graphics card is gonna die soon. What is the model of the computer? Also do you have a spare monitor laying around?

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 09:34 AM

No, unfortunately I don't have another monitor. :( And on the front of the computer it says Dell Dimension 4600. Not sure if that is the model. So you think it's the graphics card?

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:49 AM

This will get the specs of your computer.
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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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