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    Exclamation Graphics Card problem?

    So I was playing Portal, I quit the game, and I come back to the desktop to find that it is all scrambled up (Graphics error?) I shutdown my computer, and turn it on again. It all starts up fine, but after the Windows XP thing, the screen goes blank and there are 8-10 white pixels blinking in random places around my screen.

    Can anyone tell me what is wrong?

    Thanks.

    Motherboard: GA-M52S-S3P
    RAM: 2 GB
    Graphics card: Powercolor Radeon 9250 PCI 128M
    AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+

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    Default Re: Graphics Card problem?

    Video card dying? (more likely, fan stopped/fallen off?)
    Monitor?
    See if you can borrow others to substitute and isolate the problem
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    Default Re: Graphics Card problem?

    Can't edit my post for some reason, but I fixed the problem I think. I moved the card into another PCI slot, and it worked. Can you burn out PCI slots?

    It has no fan, only a heatsink on the chip.

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    Default Re: Graphics Card problem?

    Must have been loose in the slot or perhaps corroded contacts, cant see it having 'burnt' anything, seeing as the cards working.
    Why didnt you buy a PCIEx16 card, would be faster/more efficient than a PCI card, you have the right slot on that motherboard.
    Last edited by feersumendjinn; 19-01-2008 at 01:17 PM.
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    Default Re: Graphics Card problem?

    The thing is, I bought this card a few months ago for another PC the PSU was not powerful enough,so I used it in this build (my first).


    I will eventually buy a PCI Express card. I'm just not made of money.

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    Default Re: Graphics Card problem?

    Fair enuff, just wondered
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