How to Determine when video card goes Bad

By colwally
May 8, 2007
  1. Recently I started to get dotted lines on my screen, and some of my jpg pictures started to get blurry. Some of the text apears to be bleeding. is this a sign that the video card is bad or could it be something else?
  2. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,481   +44

    You need to post your specs so someone can further assist you.
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    what kind of monitor do you have? a quick way of finding the cause is simply swapping parts (use a different monitor, if no change use a different video card)
  4. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    99.99% positive that your video card is either gone or on it's way. The first indicator (but not the only) are the lines and blurry picture. You could try swapping out a friends gpu just to make sure, I can pretty much guarantee the card is cooked.
  5. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Yes more details

    You could even post a picture you took that used to look ok.
    Let us view it here and see how it looks.
    But Try updateing your drivers even if there not newer.
    But name the components,that should be obvious to include for help.
  6. Xylander

    Xylander TS Rookie

    What you're describing are also common flat-panel monitor going bad symptoms.
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