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By David Hare
Dec 6, 2006
  1. Hi Can any one help me I am usless with computers and should not be allowed to own one.
    I have a memion 9600 tx vidio card When I start my computer it has all sorts off dashes and funny writing on the screen and is alittle unstable. But once it has started every thing is ok.
    Answears in very plain easy to follow steps please. David
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Sounds like it has overheated!!!!

    You need to whip the side of your case off and give it a good dust out and make sure all fans are spinning at good speeds!!!!
     
  3. David Hare

    David Hare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I dont think it has over heated fans ok.I only get the strange letters on start up
     
  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I have fixed many a pc and seen that problem and it has always been caused by prolonged heat exposure!!!!

    I suspect it probably has some damaged components on it and will eventually die on you!!!!
     
  5. David Hare

    David Hare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    heat problem

    Hi thanks for your prompt reply will this heat problem be on the vidio card or on somthing else Many thanks David
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    A new graphics card should rectify your problem!!!!

    Remember to remove the driver and all software for your old card before fitting your new one should you decide to replace it!!!!
     
  7. David Hare

    David Hare TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks

    New card solved problem Many Thanks David
     
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