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Computer display pixelated

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=N82E16811119068

Thermaltake T2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153023

G.Skill 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102719

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

Samsang sata DVD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151171

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128359

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
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  1. Do you have another cable to try?? Must be either the cable or the graphics card.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. yea i put in a new graphics card and its working now. thanks everyone
  6. Best answer selected by juice1000.
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