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faulty monitor? faulty video card?

Q: faulty monitor? faulty video card?

Two times in the last week my monitor (a KDS visual sensations CRT) has come on with the image looking like an hourglass (wide at the top and bottom, pinched in the center). This happened imediately upon boot up and both times rebooting has returned the monitor to normal, leaving the computer running does not bring the problem back. Which is more likely, that my monitor is beginning to fail or maybe my graphics card (a saphire, ATI radeon 7000) is failing? Is there some way (other than swaping my monitor out and trying another as this seems so far to be an intermitent problem and may not arise when a new monitor is conected) to check and see which it may be?

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A:faulty monitor? video card?

My bet, bad video card because you are seeing it on the post screen

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/faulty-monitor-video-card-207585.html
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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

Sorry thought I uploaded this but apparently not.

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A:Does this look like a faulty video card?

Looks like it is overheating might want to check the fan on the card and cooling on your system

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Thanks Josh
 

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A:Faulty Laptop Video Card

The low level functions of the video card use a vga vesa driver
that does not activate the hardware accelleration.
The problems you ar e having when the driver loads indicates
bad hardware and not a driver problem.
Being as it is a 6800 go card,it is probably replacable.
It would need to be replaced with the exact same type of card,
but not necessarily the same model.
If you want to try a newer driver,you would need to uninstall the old
one from start/control panel/add remove programs.
Download a driver here.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-laptop-video-card.780794/
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A:Faulty Slave HD, Ram, Video card?

please check your cpu temp and post it. your cpu seems to be overheating when playing games.
if you are comfortable opening your computer, check your cpu fan if it is seated properly.
 

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A:Is my video card faulty, or it something else? (game crashes)

Quote:
the graphics/pictures in games become distorted (kinda like artifacts on defected GPU)


This is a clear sign of a defective GPU
RMA it

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/137681-my-video-card-faulty-something-else-game-crashes.html
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A:Computer shuts down almost immediately after its turned on - Faulty Video Card?

Have you connected the additional power supply connector to both cards. If the new card won't run by itself, the card is bad... Simple
 

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A:Can a faulty graphics card "destroy" a monitor?

Well, not destroy. Fry some circuitry, yes - VGA signals are 0.7V and shorting 12V to it is not a good idea

As for the shock you got.. Are you using grounded outlets and/or the same outlet for the PC and the monitor?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-a-faulty-graphics-card-destroy-a-monitor.60098/
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A:Faulty LCD Monitor

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A:Faulty Video

If possible check you cpu tempature... see wheather that is cause by CPU ... because for your system .... seems the video Decoding is handle by the CPU... and old P4 3.2Ghz is very hot.... may over 60 degree....
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-video.999901/
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A:New GFX card faulty?

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A:Faulty vga card or psu too weak?

Your PS is under powered. That could be the problem. But since it did seem to work fine once make sure it is firmly seated in it's slot. Of course no way to know about second hand products. Was it definitely working before?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-vga-card-or-psu-too-weak.646116/
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A:Sound card faulty?

Why does no one ever reply?!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sound-card-faulty.652666/
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A:MY Graphics Card is faulty [Please Help]

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A:Faulty Graphics Card???

Buen Dia! I was wondering if you've tried updating the drivers of that card?

I believe you can find the drivers at:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp
 

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A:Is my graphics card faulty

Hello~

I do not believe your graphics card is in need of a change. That is just an operating system thing. When a window or folder screen is opened- It usually opens the same way it was closed. The graphics card is not an issue- unless your seeing things that are not supposed to be there like black lines or such.
 

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A:Faulty XFX GeForce 6600GT 256 AGP card

Oh specialized support!

I believe it's your video card itself
I have a 512Meg that even has issues sometimes

I think you're best to uninstall it fully
Turn off
Detach the card gain
If you have onboard video, start with that
Turn on
Then use Driver Sweeper to remove any leftovers
Actually even run CCleaner
Turn off
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Test
 

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A:Faulty Graphics card or other Hardware?

UPDATE:

I decided to leave the computer case open, and no freezing has been occuring, so im assuming its the graphics or something getting overheated..

so should i get a new computer fan or some sort?
 

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A:I'm thinking faulty on board video or bad BIOS?

Have you tried another monitor?

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A:Graphics card issue -- faulty hardware?

by that picture it looks like the drivers haven't installed properly, even though they are the same card you still need to put both CD's in when you install it, go back to device manager and update drivers by pointing it to the CD for that card
 

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A:Faulty Graphics card replaced and Still Getting BSOD

Please provide this information: http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

Next, please stop the overclock and return the system to default values. Test to see if this stops the BSOD's. If the BSOD's continue, we'll suggest some other tests. The overclock is very radical (2.800 to 3.822 gHz) and is (IMO) most likely the issue here. Since you passed MemTest I'd have to suspect that some overclocked component of the motherboard is causing the BSOD's.

Although limited to only 2 memory dumps, here's what I've found:
2 different BSOD error codes blaming the kernel (core of the OS). If this was the case, I'd expect more errors than just the occasional BSOD - so something else must be to blame.

This may be the start of a pattern indicating a hardware problem, so I suggest starting with these free diagnostics (skip MemTest as you've already run it):





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I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests. They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:





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H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)
http://www.carrona.org/hddiag.html (read the details at the link)

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I am particularly concerned about the age of your USB 3.0 controller drivers. Please disable the device and remove the drivers to test and see if that's the cause.

Beyond that, the problem can also be caused by incompatible or corrupted drivers. Please do the following:
OLDER DRIVERS PRESENT IN THE DUMP FILES
- Please update these drivers from the device manufacturer's website - or uninstall/remove them from your system. Reference links are included below.
- DO NOT use Windows Update or the Update Drivers function of Device Manager.
- Please feel free to post back about any drivers that you are having difficulty locating.
- Windows Update exceptions may be noted below for Windows drivers:





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A:how to check faulty mobo & graphic card?

You can test RAM with memtest 86+
A motherboard is difficult to diagnose at home. If something isn't working and you suspect hardware, you swap parts until you isolate the broken item.
What did they say was wrong?

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A:games crashing, possible faulty card or system overheating?

well i took another look at the temp, and im a little concerned..

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A:BSOD after playing Skyrim - faulty graphics card?

To check the graphics card and your hardware:If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

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A:Replacing faulty grfx card with same model freezes/locks up machine

Did you try the safe mode? It doesn't load the Nvidia drivers, just the generic ones. Else, try a startup repair.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/129726-replacing-faulty-grfx-card-same-model-freezes-locks-up-machine.html
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A:5870 No boot, fan full speed - kinda works on other mobo - faulty card?

Welcome to the world of custom building lol, my computer has similar problems that if i have had it turned off for more than 5 minutes it will not boot and keeps bluescreen until i do a clean boot with a power drain, my solution to that is do just set the bios on the MB to use a 1W standby and leave it in sleep mode always (reboot it every so often)
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/5870-no-boot-fan-full-speed-kinda-works-on-other-mobo-faulty-card.173944/
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A:Full bars, 54.0mpbs, but internet will not transmit data. Possibly faulty wireless card?

Welcome Dess. Have you tried reinstalling the PCi adapter's driver or use any available USB wifi adapter to check on the difference? You mentioned virus, were you infected and softwares did you scan your PC with?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/481512/full-bars-540mpbs-but-internet-will-not-transmit-data-possibly-faulty-wireless-card/
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A:Faulty PSU?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
List last 10 Event Viewer log
List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/600486/faulty-psu/
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A:Faulty CD?

Boot from a floppy with CD support. Does it work then?

When do you get this error, anyway? When you put in a disc? When you open My Computer and click on the CD drive? What OS are you using?

------------------
Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
LarryCore begs for money
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cd.34651/
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A:Faulty PSU

Just buy a psu tester as they do not cost much and use it. If the psu test bad then replace it not repair it.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-psu.506704/
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A:Faulty net?

What type of internet connection do you have?

Post your numbers form here: http://www.speedtest.net/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/460284/faulty-net/
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A:I think something might be faulty. Help please.

You forgot to post the detailed specs of your hardware.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/i-think-something-might-be-faulty-help-please.1038510/
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A:Faulty PC

It would be very, very helpful if you could give us the hardware specs including make and model. How old is this system? Can your motherboard handle a TB harddrive, particularly the BIOS?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-pc.159037/
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A:Faulty CPU ?

I doubt it's your cpu. If your cpu was bad, nothing would work right. You couldn't have seen anything on the screen if your cpu was bad.

Are you loading xp? If so, it has it's own drive format utility built in.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-cpu.31526/
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A:Faulty HDD?

Oh well, it's all academic now as I've got an RMA sorted, collection tomorrow and then replacement drive in a few days.

As it happens, it took ages for the WD diagnostics tool to read the drive and the estimated time went up and up and up to around 40 hours before it got past the bad bit. Now it's showing under 2 hours left.

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A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-ram.186050/
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I made a discussion in a gaming forums and that his reply.
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A:Faulty ram?

Do a memtest
Have you tried swapping the memory sticks from 3-4 with the ones in 1-2?
This will help verify whether it's the sticks or the slots.
The memory test will help also.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/faulty-ram.134655/
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Judy
 

A:IE 6 Faulty

There needs to be a space between sfc and /scannow.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ie-6-faulty.505457/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-pci-e.841842/
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A:Faulty GPU or MB?

Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
It has alot of test tools that can help you determine the problem, maybe try it out, see what you can uncover.
Hiren's Boot CD

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/334422-faulty-gpu-mb.html
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A:Would faulty RAM do this?

It could, especially if you its integrated video.

I'd test the RAM to be sure its good: http://www.memtest.org/
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/would-faulty-ram-do-this.551418/
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A:Faulty HDD? help

cabo

If you 'nudge' the tower and it continues, that might suggest a loose IDE connection.

Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

Firah
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-hdd-help.131632/
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A:faulty AIM

welcome to tsg

are you running a p2p client such as kazaa? if so, you deleted the manditory adware that comes with kazaa, and im guessing it could cause system problems.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-aim.257345/
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A:Faulty cpu?

It sounds like you may have dislodged/bumped the heatsink. I would suggest reseating it with some good thermal paste.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cpu.552485/
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Thanks in advance.
 

A:Faulty CPU?

Is your computer slow at restarting?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-cpu.636400/
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Last Christmas, I ordered a 1TB Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive online. When it arrived, it did not work at all, for my network did not detect the drive, even with seemingly nothing wrong.
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What is it that I have to do next to fix it?
 

A:Faulty NAS

Do you assign IP numbers on your network, or do you let the router do so?

If DHCP Server is enabled on the router, it'll assign an IP#. If not, then DHCP won't even be detected. Now, if you DO have DHCP Server enabled on the router, you're probably looking at another dud - this time with the nic in the NAS being bad where the other one was a bad controller. Or even a bad cable.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/faulty-nas.898773/
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A:Is my PSU faulty?

" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

Yes, that is TOO low on the 12v rail. Whether that reading is accurate or not is another question. Getting a measurement off of a 12v fan lead might verify that if you have a tester available.


 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-my-psu-faulty.79578/
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A:Faulty cpu or the mb?

Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
One memory module, one video connection, and a cd or a simple hard drive... or an external floppy drive with a Windows 98 disk.
Attempt a boot.
If no boot, change to the other memory module. Attempt another boot.

The idea is to try various simple boots, and avoid using the hard drive if you can... use a different hard drive known good with Windows 95 or windows 98 installed... or boot to a floppy boot disk or a CD with Windows 98, 95, or ME disk on it..
Motherboards are pretty solid, and the Intell is one of the better ones. Processors rarely go out.
Common failures are (1) dead memory module, (2) failed power supply, or (3) bad hard drive. Very often if any of those three are bad, the computer will not start up.
Testing the power supply is more difficult. Once simple test is to watch the back of the power supply with a strong light. Have somebody else press the <ON> button while you watch to see if the fan blades on the power supply turn. If they turn only 1/8 turn to 1 turn and quit, the power supply is usually bad and is the likely problem.
Better yet, buy or borrow a power supply tester. They cost anywhere from $9 to $29, depending on quality or complexity.
 

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A:Faulty Key

What brand and model computer do you have? Where did you acquire the Win 7 Professional program?
Vicks
 

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A:Faulty Ram?

The best way to test your RAM is to download Memtest86 and run it overnight. If it passes that the RAM isn't your problem.
 

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A:Faulty PSU or Faulty HDD???

Does the Chkdsk give you any error on the Z drive? Might check all cabling and be sure everything is tight. You talked about C: AND F: on One HDD and X: AND Y: on the other, where does Z fit in?
 

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A:Is my new RAM faulty?

I'd pick up one of these memory tests, install the memory as the only RAM in the system, and run them. Try moving the memory to different slots to see if the location affects the errors. ANY errors running these tests for any length of time is a problem.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

MEMtest86
 

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A:Another faulty CD-ROM

Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
Make sure the drives jumpers for master and slave are correct.
Is the drive detected correctly in device manager? Is there any exclamation points?

Try these out first before assuming you need a new drive.
 

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A:possible faulty RAM?

A sony Vaio with norton on it has to be THE worst combination there is!!!!!!!
 

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