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Bad graphics card?

While just browsing the internet (or really doing anything) my main monitor will randomly show muti-color lines and nothing else, until I restart. The odd thing, is that it only happens on one monitor. I am also getting really bad fps in games, and the top monitor is now randomly flickering, but nothing very dramatic. I was thinking it might be a bad graphics card, monitor, psu, or mother board slot. I am no expert on this, so that is why I am asking you guys before I go off and get a new graphics card. (I recently bought the graphics card, and PSU so I can still replace them on New egg.)

Here are some pictures of what it looks like. Pic1, Pic2

Parts list:
Graphics card
PSU
MOBO
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  1. lyon549 said:
    While just browsing the internet (or really doing anything) my main monitor will randomly show muti-color lines and nothing else, until I restart. The odd thing, is that it only happens on one monitor. I am also getting really bad fps in games, and the top monitor is now randomly flickering, but nothing very dramatic. I was thinking it might be a bad graphics card, monitor, psu, or mother board slot. I am no expert on this, so that is why I am asking you guys before I go off and get a new graphics card. (I recently bought the graphics card, and PSU so I can still replace them on New egg.)

    Here are some pictures of what it looks like. Pic1, Pic2

    Parts list:
    Graphics card
    PSU
    MOBO

    sounds like a bad monitor if the other one is working return it or buy a new one.
  2. Definitely the power supply! Sorry, but that power supply is a piece of worthless scrap metal. It is literally enough to kill everything inside your rig.. It sounds like it was overloaded and could've resulted in a dead gpu/mobo/cpu/ram because with bad power supplies that is always a possibility. Go for this power supply, very good, I am using the 750w model and only difference from this one to mine is the amperage/wattage.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-V550-Modular-Mini-ITX/dp/B00IFQSO68/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408330584&sr=8-1&keywords=coolermaster+v550


    What motherboard/cpu? Please don't even power on the rig until you get the power supply! It is seriously that bad. If your gpu is under warranty, get it replaced aswell. It sounds like a bad voltage regulator on your old psu resulted in bad gpu (could be anything from the capacitors to the memory to the transistors)
  3. didnt even look at the psu. YOUR ENDANGERING ALL YOUR COMPONENTS WITH A TIER 5 PSU.

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html
  4. Everything in your rig is very low end.


    IS THE GRAPHICS CARD PLUGGED IN? The power supply doesn't even have a 6 pin connector! Take it out of the rig ASAP. (the gpu and don't put it back in until you upgrade the psu!)

    It should look like this:
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    I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH! GET A NEW POWER SUPPLY


  6. Pcbuilder123 said:
    Everything in your rig is very low end.


    IS THE GRAPHICS CARD PLUGGED IN? The power supply doesn't even have a 6 pin connector! Take it out of the rig ASAP. (the gpu and don't put it back in until you upgrade the psu!)

    It should look like this:

    i mean the r9 270x really isnt low end more mid-high end.
  7. Everything but the 270x.
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