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Video Glitches that are boggling my mind


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Darth_Hatter

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Hey i have a amd athlong 64 3500+, 2 gb of ram, dfi lanparty motherboard, an nvidia 7800GT pci express graphics card, 1 cd drive and one dvd drive and 5 hard drives running on a 580 watt power supply.

Do you think i could be getting artifacts and weird colors because of an insufficient power supply. my roommate has the same video card and we swapped them out and i was getting the same random blue green red pixels on my desktop and artifacts in game.

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any insight as to why this is happening would be wonderful

Edited by Darth_Hatter, 13 November 2007 - 04:41 PM.

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Has this occurred for the entire time you've had this computer, or only when you've added a component? If it is the latter, what component caused this?
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Has this occurred for the entire time you've had this computer, or only when you've added a component? If it is the latter, what component caused this?


its been happening for as long as i can remember, ive been getting artifacts in cs source no matter what graphics settings i put it at and the random pixels on the desktop have been happening for about a year. as far as i can remember it didnt start after adding any components.
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Does your mobo have onboard graphics by any chance? If so, remove your graphics card and try using the onboard graphics.

If your mobo does not have onboard graphics, try disconnecting as many components as possible (like 4 hard drives, and the CD drive) and see if the problem persists.
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Wow is that the game Portal. That is weird that I was able to pick that out.

My only thought is that the Video card is loose.

Edited by jackflash1991, 13 November 2007 - 07:23 PM.

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