Strange graphics

I have this strange problem that happens on and off for a couple months and I don't know what triggers it.

sometimes I get these weird colored lines on my screen that make things very hard to read. It also happens in games. Here's a picture: http://bb.domaindlx.com/happybelly/pictures/eeeek.JPG

I have the latest graphics drivers, here are my specs:

P4 2.53
radeon 9700 pro
80 gig hd
asus P4PE mobo
1024 megs of DDR ram
350 watt psu

Any ideas?
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  1. im assuming you mean 9700pro?

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  2. Yes, hit 8 instead of 9.
  3. Do you by any chance play on clan NFB server?

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  4. whats your ventilation in your case?

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  5. No, I don't play on that server.

    The ventilation seems ok to me.
  6. How old is your monitor? I had an old nec, that started doing that before it failed.
  7. It's about two years old.
  8. vram issue?


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  9. If it always happens when your 'puter has been on for a while, I'd say possibly overheating of the Gfx card, which is probably down to poor airflow so do you have any CaseFans (besides one in PSU) (This is what PhukFace was asking...)

    Is your Gfx card Overclocked? If so see what it's like at default levels. You could maybe also try underclocking it to see if that's the problem (although this is far from an ideal permanent solution of course)

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  10. Have you checked his Link? It looks a lot more like a GPU/VRam issue if you ask me.

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  11. I do have one exta fan in my case and I don't overclock my video card.

    I don't see any link to look at.
  12. This happen to me sometime when i reboot my computer.

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  13. This happen to me sometime when i reboot my computer.

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  14. That happened to my 9800 pro, it's still sitting next to me waiting to be RMA'd. If that ever happens on a cold boot then RMA that sucker right away. Something is damaged.

    I'm afraid they'll send my 9800 pro back saying they can't fix it or exchange it because it was overclocked. I didn't overclock it though, I underclocked it to no avail.

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  15. Quote:
    I don't see any link to look at.

    I was replying to endyen, saying for him to check YOUR link, which is why I said it looks like the Gfx card, rather than a monitor problem - Sorry for any confusion there!

    PLUS, from a logical point of view, if it's the monitor then a screen dump wouldn't have the problem anyway!

    I agree with the others, it looks like you should send the card back. If it's no longer in warranty, then try underclocking it to see if the problem goes away. If it Does, maybe adding some extra cooling (Ramsinks) would help, or maybe the fan on the 9700 is dying?

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