Ok so I just built a brand new pc and for some reason my screen keeps turning purple/pinkish red. It doesn't seem to be driver related because it happened once when I was installing windows 7.(during the load screen with the white bar). It turns back to normal and then does it again randomly.
I have to use the adapter to get a dsub connector. I have 2 of those monitors and I'm getting this problem on both of them so i know its not the monitors. I rechecked all the connectors already, could the card be bad?
I pulled the card out and it looked like it fried.
Some of the caps looked literally burnt.
How could that happen so fast? The card was only used for maybe 2 hours and that was just installing windows. The card is big and took up a pci slot as well with its fan, but I had a wifi card underneath it, they weren't touching but were close. (maybe an inch and a half apart.(estimate).
The card did the purple thing the first time I cut the computer on. So I think it may have just been a dud from the start.
I returned the card to newegg today. I hope I get the new one quick... this was supposed to be a Christmas present.
I looked at the motherboard and the pci-e slot looks fine as well as everything around it. I booted the computer with the onboard 4200 gpu and it runs really well, so I think everything else is still fine, I guess I wont know if the slot is ok until I get the new card.
I'm more worried now about what could have happened. Not really much you can screw up on a GPU install, put the card in, secure, and then put in the power connector. I know I put the right connector in it because it said PCI-E.