video display problems

  Griffon 21:29 23 Feb 06

My dell PC has suddenly developed video display problems namely vertical and horizontal purple stripes across the PC's screen. I've changed the monitor for another old one and I have exactly the same problem which suggests it's not the monitor. I suspect the video card is playing up. I've opened the PC and checked the card is seated OK but no joy. Any other ideas?

  woodchip 21:33 23 Feb 06

Faulty Graphics card, You could try removeing the card then refit it

  Griffon 22:16 23 Feb 06

Removing the graphics card and replacing it did the trick!! Thanks. Why it should suddenly play up after a couple of years use I've no idea? Never even had this box open 'til now. Anyway, consider yourself bought a beer, or any tipple of your fancy. :-)

  woodchip 23:04 23 Feb 06

They work out, Heat does it

  Griffon 19:22 11 Mar 06

Just in case anyone else has this same problem I'll finish the story by saying that after much playing about I had to replace the video card. Ho hum! It cost me 60 quid but problem solved now. Cheers for your help. :-)

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