Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Computer display pixelated

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
December 25, 2011 7:03:24 PM

Hi,
so i went to turn on my computer this morning and the display is very pixelated and unreadable. Does this look the graphics card needs to be replaced?or is something else causing this? pics and specs are below:


Pics of the screen:









Coolermaster Centurion.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake T2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAPPHIRE 100225L Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive -

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsang sata DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a c 291 U Graphics card
December 25, 2011 7:12:46 PM

Do you have another cable to try?? Must be either the cable or the graphics card.
Score
0
December 25, 2011 8:14:26 PM

I was about to try another cable but no i am just getting a black screen. When it was actually displaying it would never actually make it to windows. It would just keep rebooting so i guess it must be the graphics card.

I am going to go pick up a new one tomorow and see if that fixes it. If anyone has any recommendations for a good card thatd be great too. Id be willing to spend upt to $300. I think i might need a better psu too if i want to get a much better card.

Thanks for the help
Score
0
Related resources
December 25, 2011 8:24:42 PM

i've seen this before.. had a girlfriend, who built her own pc, she forgot to screw in the spacers for the mainboard from the case. but she also experienced alot of crashes.
after the redoing of the mainboard, everything worked out fine.
Score
0
December 25, 2011 9:32:53 PM

Squall321 said:
i've seen this before.. had a girlfriend, who built her own pc, she forgot to screw in the spacers for the mainboard from the case. but she also experienced alot of crashes.
after the redoing of the mainboard, everything worked out fine.


Chances are the graphics card is kaput. he never said/experienced any other crashes.
Score
0
December 27, 2011 5:26:28 AM

yea i put in a new graphics card and its working now. thanks everyone
Score
0
December 27, 2011 5:26:40 AM

Best answer selected by juice1000.
Score
0
!