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Annoying lines down left side of the screen dosent let me play

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November 24, 2012 10:00:20 AM

Ughhhhh.... had this for a while now i havent found a way to fix this it dint bother me at first but i bought alot of games from steam i downloaded them and they dont work and it is annoying because i payed for them and i want to play them!!!!!!. hopefully there is a video below showing what happens unfortuantly there no error reports. This problem isnt isolated to steam i have had it on games from a disc.





Here is my specs:

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Hewlett-Packard p6-2260ea

System Type x64-based PC

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3300 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)

Graphics Intel(R) HD Graphics (2108 MB)

DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.12, 07/06/2012

SMBIOS Version 2.7

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB

Total Physical Memory 5.89 GB

Available Physical Memory 3.19 GB

Total Virtual Memory 11.8 GB

Available Virtual Memory 8.39 GB

Page File Space 5.89 GB

Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Thank you...



November 24, 2012 10:29:51 AM

Sorry i have to bump the video dint show up so i have to put a picture on instead.

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im sorry its very blurry but i took it with a ipod camera. basically i get these lines and they flash up and down the screen and i cant play games
November 24, 2012 12:23:01 PM

I realy dont want to bump but nobody is helping me!
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November 24, 2012 12:29:58 PM

under two hours and you are stroppy about no-one helping you. FFS.

Its either your GPU your Cable or your monitor.

Are you using VGA or DVI cable?

Swap ports (on gpu and monitor if you can), swap cables, does it do the same on a different monitor.

Whole bunch of simple questions that will pin down the problem to one of those three.
November 24, 2012 12:43:11 PM

I'm sorry but im a bit of a newb at displays and stuff like that. Im using dvi i couldnt find another dvi cable so i used dvi to hdmi i had that threw up the same error i tried it on the other ports and the same error came up. About three months ago this started to happend it was fine before i could play tf2 without lag.
November 24, 2012 1:27:47 PM

well this is a lost cause
November 24, 2012 2:19:59 PM

looks to me like a monitor problem... if you get the same with video as well as games then i would take it to a mates and try it on his pc. if you get the same then the screen needs to go back.
November 24, 2012 2:38:43 PM

OK, so you've swapped cables and gotten the same fault. looks to me like the monitor then. Not sure what your lost cause comment is about. can you try your pc on your TV?
November 24, 2012 3:41:28 PM

I tried my old monitor i got the same results i would of been a lot easier to fix if it was the monitor. :( 
November 24, 2012 3:55:22 PM

probably card then, can you try your monitor on a different machine?
November 24, 2012 4:04:47 PM

yep its fine on other machines
November 24, 2012 4:25:23 PM

and you are using onboard graphics or a separate card?
November 24, 2012 4:28:03 PM

Onboard Intel(R) HD Graphics (2108 MB)
November 24, 2012 4:35:13 PM

really long shot, try reinstalling those graphics drivers, you could RMA your mobo, but its lots of trouble.

would be simpler to buy a card. for 30-40 you can get something better than on board.
November 24, 2012 5:10:57 PM

just asking how to rma my mobo
November 24, 2012 5:13:12 PM

oh i get you return my motherboard
November 24, 2012 5:30:34 PM

better card would be better imo
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