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My display keeps changing colors and locking my pc up.

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November 6, 2013 6:48:36 AM

Good Morning,

For the past few weeks I have been experiencing some display problems. My screens(2) will both change to a fuzzy multicolor mess and locks my computer up. I have checked and made sure that all drivers and programs are completely updated. Also I have checked to make sure that I am virus free(If that matters.). Sorry, I do realize that my parts are old. Below are my PC specs as well as a picture of what it looks like when it happens.

Thanks in Advance!!!

PC Specs:

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
    G.SKILL 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
    EVGA 01G-P3-1282-TR GeForce GTX 280 Superclocked 1GB 512-bit GDDR3
    Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-D-B 850W
    ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    17" Monitor
    21" Monitor


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November 6, 2013 6:56:56 AM

sound like the gpu is the problem

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November 6, 2013 7:54:40 AM
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If you have another computer somewhere else - try putting that graphics card in the other computer and see if it does the same thing. If it does - you know for sure the GPU is going going gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooone.

Also if you have another spare GPU from a friend - try that out to see if it will work in your computer.

You can also try reseating the graphics card, making sure it's seated properly.
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November 6, 2013 8:03:06 AM

I just put in a different GPU that a friend had laying around. Will update if problem continues. Thanks for the replies.
November 12, 2013 4:35:45 AM

I want to thank those that replied. I guess the GPU was my problem. I have not experienced any issues since I put in the other card.
November 18, 2013 7:58:13 AM

No problem. Hope it all works out for you. RMA time?
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