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By Seanjimin · 5 replies
Nov 16, 2017
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  1. My PC was fine the other day but when I turned it on today the screen was full of colours that aren’t normal and looks staticky at some parts, I could still see text and icons but the colours are distorted. I’m wondering if it is my GPU drivers or a loose chord. (And no it isn’t my monitor)
    Could it be a virus? Could A virus do this to a computer?
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,979   +930

    IMO, primary suspects would be
    • over heating
    • damaged GPU (OC abuse?)
    • damaged video card
    • yes, the monitor itself
    • massively malconfigured video settings
     
  3. Seanjimin

    Seanjimin TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My computer is very new (a few months old) and was never over heating From what I’ve seen, I’ve never over clocked it and I hooked up my Xbox one to the same monitor and it played fine. I’m not too sure about the video setting but they seemed to be default but I’m new to pc and I might be wrong.
     
  4. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Booster Posts: 633   +86

  5. Seanjimin

    Seanjimin TS Rookie Topic Starter

  6. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 2,890   +595

    My guesses at what is the problem:
    - loose connection between components or card to motherboard
    - kink in cord
    - magnetic field (speakers?)
    - corrupted driver (remove with DDU (see "downloads" on this website
    - failing GPU / loose heatsink

    Since it is under warranty, you may want to go to GPU makers' website and work with support.
     

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