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Screen Glitches and Pilxalated


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Liylth

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The problem start a little over a week ago while I was playing a game. During the game my screen started glitching and I assumed my monitor was dying, but shortly after it went completed pixalated. I could still hear the sounds and they people in the skype call could still hear me. I waited to see if it would go away but after a few minutes I restarted. The first screen on start up was a pixalated mess before going to a window recovery error screen, which was just a giant green bar and giant letters and then the last screen was a blue screen. At the windows error recovery screen, everything still worked you just couldn't tell what option you were picking. I went into safe mode and trying restoring my computer to an early time but it blued screen and I couldn't go into safe mode anymore. I stopped messing with my computer for a while and came back later and it was working normally!!!! or so i thought, it wouldnt load to the log in screen, so i tried reinstalling windows 7 and my computer started working again.

The next day the computer does the same thing during a game, so a friend tells me to try switching the graphics cord and the hard drive cord with the spares. This seemed to work my computer was starting up normal, the only problem was it refused to shut down or restart and just got stuck in the shut down screen. But the shut down problem went away and it was back to restarting normally ..... and then the pixalation came back. Good news is my computer doesn't blue screen and i can restart it to get it back up, bad new is I can't play anygames... even 2d games. I keep and eye on my computer and it stays 40c unless im playing a payday it reach 60c.



I know i said a lot, but i think its important to get as many details as possible. :) thanks for any help
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Overheating/failing video card?
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:welcome: Liylth

Please 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 (not serial) if a custom build post the brand and model name or number for the MB, add on video card if one is used and the PSU (power supply unit) providing these details will enable us to better assist you.
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Spoiler


its an iBUYPOWER premade pc, dont remember the model.
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): It seems anything full screen mode is causing it to crash now
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Bump.
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Download, install and run Speccy. Click File > Publish Snapshot > Yes > Copy to Clipboard and then paste in the URL you just copied into a Reply to this thread.
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http://speccy.pirifo...jeS0q2ZVhxIji3E
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Thanks for the report. However, don't really see anything wrong. Do you have another monitor you could try? Or, maybe another computer you could hook that monitor to?
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There is no +5V reading showing in Speccy so can you please do the following;

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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(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)

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.

Depending on the results we may need to run further software for comparison http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.

As an asides Liylth system builders such as IBuyPower often use very basic PSUs as a way of keeping the build costs down and so it will be helpful if you take off the side of the case and make a note of the PSU details for us, see attachment below if it will help;
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