TechSpot

Problems with screen. Lines, flickering, unreadable.

By CNTInTraining
Jan 5, 2007
  1. So i was playing BF2SF today and suddenly the screen got all green and glitchy. Restarted and my Bootup / BIOS has tons of vertical rows of flickering. Barely Readable. So i went into windos and cant even get into Normal Mode. So im in safe mode atm and the lines that were flickering are now a solid green and they showup EVERYWHERE! HELP PLEASE!

    AMD Athlon 64 XP 3500+
    ASUS A85NX MOBO
    Corsair Value Select 2GB
    WD HDD
    Nvidia 7300GS
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Follow step #3 here.

    Also, how long have you had your 7300?
     
  3. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    early summer of 06

    Power Supply - Hiper Type-R 580W PSU SLi Certified
    Slot - PCIe x16
    CPU Speed - 2.2 GHz ( Stock ) 200x11
    From the US of A
    ^Info i forgot^
     
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What about temperatures? Does your card have a fan on it? Is it spinning correctly??
     
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Try and run a program like speedfan to see the temps of the gpu. Your power supply is powerful. Also, make sure the card is seated properly, and has no objects touching it. The problem can also be that the card is starting to die as well. Let's not think that until we run out of ideas.
     
  6. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    yea i installed speedfan and it says unable to use i/o. Maybe it cant read everything cuz im in safemode? dunno but gonna check card and stuff brb in 5

    UPDATE : Card is sitting just fine, nothing touching and the fan is spinning, still cant get temp readings form that program though.
    UPDATE AGAIN : its now reading, where do i find my gpu temp settings
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Check is there's any GPU or ENV temp. If you can't find it, download Everest Home Edition. Sometimes, it's more accurate than Speedfan.
     
  8. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    under sensors, theres one for cpu, HDD but no GPU
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Maybe your card doesn't have a temp sensor. That's really bad, because you don't know how hot it is running :(
     
  10. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    so glad this happens o nweekends, where companies dont have phone support WOOT
    any other suggestions
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Remove the card, reset BIOS (by removing a coin-shaped battery for a few minutes) and try again...
     
  12. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    thnx alot it worked lol. But if it happens again i think imma just grab an 8800 :(
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    And yes, maybe in the future you should get a better card lol :)
     
  14. CNTInTraining

    CNTInTraining TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 32

    nevermind got ur hopes up lol, messed up again when i started bf2, had to reset and refit the card. Time for a new card i guess :mad:
     
  15. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Umm, maybe yes....... A 7600GT would a great choice......
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Add New Comment

You need to be a member to leave a comment. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.
TechSpot Account You may also...