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BAD VIDEO CARD

My PC display is experiencing problems like corrupt images, faulty animations, sometimes I can see vertical lines on the screen. On the worst case, my PC frequently stops responding and more often the screen display starts blinking or blacking out. I tried reinstalling the display driver a few times already. I already got the latest version of the driver. I put the display configuration & the hardware acceleration bar to the lowest setting & still the problems persists. Only on the windows safe mode and when I disabled the video card on the device manager properties the problems stop occuring. I think it could be the Nvidia GeForce2 MX400/400 graphics card that has problem. On the other hand, my power supply already has problems. Can this be the cause of the glitches in my display? What should I do?

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  • OSCAR BORJA
    OSCAR BORJA Nov 28, 2007

    If I'm going to replace anything, which one should I replace? The video card or the power supply unit?

  • OSCAR BORJA
    OSCAR BORJA Nov 28, 2007

    TO TONY SMITH:

    When I said that my PSU already has some problems, I mean my PC doesnt immediately turn on. I have to wait a few minutes while the AVR is on and then I turn on my PC again.

  • argmedia Jul 10, 2008

    Hi

    When i intsall for exampel: adob indesign cs3, or adob acrobat 8, these programs have problem bad display. But i unistall display driver (nvidia) these program's have not the problem. When i use xp corporation display dirver for mx 400, I don't have the problem. I can't update or download updated display driver from nvidia site. and i can not intsall xp driver unless i install winxp again.

  • jash1991 Apr 27, 2009

    when i am playing my games .. the images is completely corrupted ... what shoul i do

  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    vertical lines on my monitor, i have no problem with my power supply it just broke down one day when for the fact that I only used it for 6-7 mos., poor quality standards..no wonder it is not widely known in my country. I'll go with INNO3d instead of this "Gainward" ,Gward 6600GT is not recommendable!

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The only thing u can do is to change ur graphic card

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For this problem, actually, i try using fan.

 Absolutely is solve the problem. i'm added internal fan, modified it for to cool graphic (PCI-E). fOR THIS CASE, mostly the problem you face is your pc will restart, or suddenly your screen became white. However, you can try.


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