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Very strange display problem.

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Hi, hopefully someone can help me out. A couple of months ago I first noticed my computer doing something a little weird. The display is getting really messed up. It's hard to explain, so I took a screen shot, which you can click on below.


Notice all the artifacts, making the text nearly unreadable. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro that I've had since they were nearly brand new, so my first thought is that it's finally time to replace (I've already ordered a new one for $20 off ebay). I just thought I'd try to find out if getting the new card will indeed solve my problem. I have a newer asus motherboard, only a year or two old.

This happens in both Ubuntu and Windows XP, though it seems to be much worse in Ubuntu (I have both OS on my system.) Sometimes it gets really bad an I need to restart my computer. I've tested both the VGA and DVI outputs, separately and together, the problem is always there.

Thanks for any input :)
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That would be a problem with the graphics card. The fact it does the same thing in two different operating systems confirms as much. Not fixable, easier to buy a new card.
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