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Video Card Problems? Never encountered this before!

By stevenb429
Jun 27, 2006
  1. I'm fixing a computer (homemade) for a friend. the following specs are:

    MB: Asus A7A266
    Mem: Crucial 133 synch, cl2, 256MB (2x)
    CPU: AMD Athlon 2.1
    Case: Enlight
    HD: Maxtor 60G
    Monitor: Viewsonic 17PS

    Problem: turning on the puter starts ok but then results in gibberish across the screen. I replaced the HD and video with one I have on hand and the results are the same. Even replaced the PS to no avail. Normally I would consider the drivers suppect due to the garbage coming across the screen. Has anyone experienced this and how did you resolve it? Thx.
     
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Try another monitor.
    Double check the video is seated properly.
    Remove and reseat RAM.
     
  3. eazy_duz_em

    eazy_duz_em TS Rookie Posts: 102

    well i expirienced the same problem on an old pc when i added my G4 Mx440 Video card.
    Images were scrambled on the screen. i found out that my problem was that my mobo does not support Fast Writes.
    Turned that option off and worked.
    but maybe your mobo supports it because it...newer :)
     
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