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Distorted Graphics What happens here is quite funny. The distortion that happens now never happened before. When the computer is idle (When i'm doing nuthin on the computer by which i mean the computer is on and there is just the desktop screen seen) there is very little distorsion but when i do sumthing like just simply move my mouse or press sumthing on the keyboard or open any application then the display gets really distorted. For a sec i thought the RAM was malfuntioning so i got a new RAM and even then the problem continues. What am i supposed to do

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    Dan rogers May 11, 2010

    Have you tried testing the video card or monitor?

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Graphics board needs replacing. Hard to source but it is a modular replaceable unit. Access is directly under the keyboard.

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