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Issues with screen glitches while playing video games!


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Hello all!

Recently, I have been having some troubles with certain pc games. When I play, parts of the screen seem to stretch and blur, especially in mafia 2.
I am on an HP pavilion dv6 running windows 7 - 64 bit with and AMD processor and ati radeon 5650 switchable graphics. I know that I have the right graphics card option on, but I am worried I may have burned out my GPU? Are there any ways to test if it is burned out or a connection is broken on the laptop? I am a bit of a techy noob...

Cheers!
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You could try running dxdiag from your Start > search box otherwise, swapping out the card may be your only option.

That said, do make sure the interior and the card and its heatsink are free of dust and all fans are spinning properly.

Also note that graphics cards are very power hungry and a stressed or failing PSU may be suspect too.
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Ok, I will clean out the laptop and see if that helps. this laptop is nearly brand new....so i dont think it is the CPU
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