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Devv

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My system--

Intel core 2 duo 8600e 2.66 Gigs + 2 GB of DDR-II Ram (800)

INtel DG33bu chipset based board.

8600 GT (512 MB DDR2) NVidia Graphic card.

Acer 17 inch flat monitor.


Of recent, the monitor flickers occasionally. Then colored dots appear all over the screen.
If you try scrolling the mouse, these dots increase and the screen becomes 70% fuzzy as text seems to become
dots and splashes of colors.

This happens occasionally. comes and goes on its own.

I've tried reinstalling RAM, Monitor, Card etc. No change.

All drivers-- Direct X, graphics are latest

Direct X diagonstics 3d tests fail (shows warbled graphics) during such times. But becomes fine after reboot.

Cables are fine and slotted properly.

So there you are- flickers and fuzziness-- Comes and goes. What can I do? Please let me know.

Is something wrong with hardware?

Thanks
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Sounds like a defective graphics card.
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Thanks Neil. Anything else or is it the graphic card? How to be sure?
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Try a new graphics card.
If the symptoms clear up, the issue with the old graphics card.
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Thanks Neil. Guess that's the way it has to be.
Pity this card and the entire system is just 8 months old.

It has warranty. But the problem happens occasionally
and thus it can be hard to convince the vendor.
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