Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

display problem


  • Please log in to reply

#1
naeby

naeby

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
We have an issue with our desktop computer. It has been showing vertical lines and weird dots across the screen. It does not appear to be the monitor as we have swapped to a different monitor, and the problem is the same. We are thinking video card or maybe RAM. Does anyone know what this could be? We don't want to go buying things if they aren't going to fix the problem.

This is an Alienware desktop that was purchased 7 years ago. Windows XP, has two 256 meg sticks of RDRAM, the motherboard is an Intel D850 EMV2. The video card is the ATI Sapphire Radeon 9700 Pro. If there are any other specs that would be helpful, please let me know!

Renee
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
Doby

Doby

    Member 2k

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,075 posts
Thats not a ram issue most likely a bad video card.

Start the computer and enter setup/bios, are the weird lines still there? If yes bad video card, if no restart in safe mode if the lines still are not there it maybe a driver issue. Remove the drivers and install the latest
  • 0

#3
naeby

naeby

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 110 posts
thank you, it appears that it's the video card. thanks for the tip!
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP