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Is this a sign of my graphics card failing?

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October 16, 2011 11:20:15 PM

Everything with my computer and monitor are just fine.
Then I go to play a game. Doesn't matter how old or how large the game file is
Super Granny to Might and Magic 8 to JMQ2
all of a sudden my monitor screen gets all shaky a lot and when it turn the game off the monitor continues the shakes.
I have to turn my computer off and later come back and turn it on. Everything is fine.
Only the games cause this.
a c 87 U Graphics card
a b C Monitor
October 16, 2011 11:36:33 PM

What do you mean by shaky? is there distortion/discoloration on your screen?
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October 17, 2011 12:03:06 AM

Hi Blazorthon,
no discolor it just shakes like jello very fast from left to right.
The screen doesn't change size or lose any color.
Hmmm I guess it looks as if I'm shaking my head back and forth really fast.
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a b C Monitor
October 17, 2011 1:12:52 AM

have you tried updating your video card drivers?
try your motherboard chipset drivers also.
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October 17, 2011 1:27:03 AM

You checked with another computer to make sure it's not the monitor?
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October 17, 2011 2:39:13 AM

"...Only the games cause this. ".
I would say Not your chipset or monitor.
more like it is you card or in some cases the PSU.
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October 17, 2011 2:49:05 AM

Sounds like the wrong refresh rate.
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a b C Monitor
October 17, 2011 2:49:53 AM

It'sa probably overheating, download HWmonitor and let it run in the background while you plat a game, post max gpu temps here
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October 27, 2011 12:04:57 AM

Thank you all for your input.
I'm one of those people that know nothing about a computer.
This is a new computer (8 months) Hewlitt Packard.
My sister says it's more like a flutter.
It's happening now so I can't type any more.
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October 27, 2011 12:08:00 AM

Sounds like your running windows native driver with your monitor and it runs a resolution/emulate a refresh rate which your monitor can't handle.

Install a driver for your monitor. If you can't find one make one with Rivatuner
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November 7, 2011 9:06:18 PM

I thank you all for your help ;-)
I ended up calling HP and they are replacing the monitor.
They ran a bunch of tests and it wasn't my pc.
Thank you again.
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