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holden
11-12-2003, 07:28 PM
start up my computer an it all sounds normal but can not see
anything on the screen but lines and blurs
have tried my son,s screen which is less than one year old
is it time for a new video card ?

Murray P
11-12-2003, 07:36 PM
Check that the card is seated into the slot properly, if its PCI, rather than AGP, try it in a diferent slot and/or try it in another computer. Did you use the cable from your son's monitor as well to eliminate a faulty cable? While your under the hood check that the ram is seated ok as well. Use anti-static precautions for all of the above. usuall if the video card or ram is didgy you will get a POST error beep. So maybe, try, reset your BIOS defaults.

Cheers Murray P

tweak\'e
11-12-2003, 09:30 PM
sounds like the refresh rate is set to high. try booting into safe mode.

beama
12-12-2003, 12:07 AM
> sounds like the refresh rate is set to high. try
> booting into safe mode.

or bad driver , also multple instances (i have found) of the video card in device manager can also cause this