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xromcakes

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Over the last few days ive had a few problems with my computer that i think is being caused by the graphics card.

The first problem i had was my monitor getting a no signal error when i turned on my computer or resumed from sleep mode, i fixed this by using VGA instead of HDMI.

More recently ive noticed some weird resolution problems when using VGA, about 1-2 inches of display is missing from various windows (see picture 1) and when playing various games (TF2/LoL) the resolutions seem to be stretched and skewed despite using the recommended resolution of 1680x1050.

Today i tried to play Dead Island and noticed the shadows were very broken so i presumed my computer couldn't handle it but after checking the minimum system requirements realized it should play it, to see if it was just Dead Island i installed GTA:SA and the shadows in that were broken too. Ive updated my GFX drivers and directX but nothing has changed.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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phillpower2

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Hi xromcakes :)
You need to provide information about your computer, this includes is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP if it is provide the model name or series number, motherboard , PSU and any add on card details would also help others to help you better.
Possible causes include a failing video card or PSU (power supply unit) provide the requested details and we can take it from there.
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xromcakes

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Hi phill

Its a custom build here are its specs
  • ASUS crosshair 2 mobo
  • AMD Phenom 9950
  • 1000w PSU
  • 8GB DDR2 (OCZ platinum i think)

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phillpower2

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Hi xromcakes
Please provide your graphics card details and the brand of the PSU, 1000W is great to have if it is a good brand such as Antec or Corsair but if it is something like an X-treme then even using it as a door stop is risky.

Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.

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Post back with the results.


To capture and post a screenshot;
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload...
then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.

Screenshot instructions courtesy of happyrock :)
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