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Binbs

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Hi there.

A friend of mine who isnt that great with computers is having a problem and I opted to try and figure out whats wrong. On his computer screen there are several graphics glitches like dotted lines going horizontally across the screen an inch long several places. Sometimes the cursor is slightly glitched as well and when he plays video files especially it becomes worse or the vid clip has lots of lines across it making watching any vid clip on it very annoying.

Is this a graphics card problem? If so, do we just need to get a new gfx card?

Hes running Windows XP and has a Geforce 6200. We've checked for loose cables and stuff and that seems fine.

Thanks in advance. Really dont know what to do here cept maybe get a new gfx card. But wanted to double check with others on this forum before going out and getting a new one.
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try a different monitor first.
Use one you already have if you have one.

Then try a different graphics card from another machine.

It may not be either one.
Could be something different.

When you right click the desktop. -Empty place on the main screen-
Click properties, then click settings, and tell us what the numbers say at the bottom of that screen, 'screen resolution'.
800x600 or 1024x768 or whatever it says.
And what does it say under 'color quality'?
4 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit

And has this just now become a problem or has it always been that way.

Have the drivers ever been updated and configured, or has anyone tried configuring the current settings
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