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Windows 7: Screen Pixelated, Coloured and Flickering (Images Given)

30 May 2014   #1
daTomoT

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Screen Pixelated, Coloured and Flickering (Images Given)

Hi All,

Yesterday, whilst playing Dark Souls 2, my PC froze, and it looked like this.

Screen Pixelated, Coloured and Flickering (Images Given)-img_6881.jpg

Ctrl-Alt-Delete wouldn't work, so I hit the reset button on my desktop tower. The graphical issue has persisted, and I'm not sure how to fix the issue. I assume it is a hardware problem, as opposed to software, but I am not sure.

I used AVG 2013 to fully scan my PC and it came up clean, no issues.
I used PC TuneUp to identify any other problems.

Firstly, it told me to use the Disk Doctor to scan all my disks; I did, all fine.
It also highlighted that there was 'a problem' with the Graphics Card, and suggested I use Device Manager to update to the latest drivers. I did so, and Device Manager informed me that I was running the latest drivers for my card (Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX).

This is following uninstalling, and allowing Windows to reinstall the card following advice from a seemingly similar problem my search turned up on this site. Now, having allowed Windows to ensure that I'm running the latest drivers, I still have TuneUp telling me there is 'a device not working properly' pointing to the card.

I'm at a loss now, I'm not hugely knowledgeable with computers and I've done all I know. I'll include some more images, anybody guess the issue? I'll provide any info required.

[Pictures Attached]

Thanks,
Tom.




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30 May 2014   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daTomoT View Post
Hi All,

Yesterday, whilst playing Dark Souls 2, my PC froze, and it looked like this.

Screen Pixelated, Coloured and Flickering (Images Given)-img_6881.jpg

Ctrl-Alt-Delete wouldn't work, so I hit the reset button on my desktop tower. The graphical issue has persisted, and I'm not sure how to fix the issue. I assume it is a hardware problem, as opposed to software, but I am not sure.

I used AVG 2013 to fully scan my PC and it came up clean, no issues.
I used PC TuneUp to identify any other problems.

Firstly, it told me to use the Disk Doctor to scan all my disks; I did, all fine.
It also highlighted that there was 'a problem' with the Graphics Card, and suggested I use Device Manager to update to the latest drivers. I did so, and Device Manager informed me that I was running the latest drivers for my card (Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX).

This is following uninstalling, and allowing Windows to reinstall the card following advice from a seemingly similar problem my search turned up on this site. Now, having allowed Windows to ensure that I'm running the latest drivers, I still have TuneUp telling me there is 'a device not working properly' pointing to the card.

I'm at a loss now, I'm not hugely knowledgeable with computers and I've done all I know. I'll include some more images, anybody guess the issue? I'll provide any info required.

[Pictures Attached]

Thanks,
Tom.
AVG is not rated as one of the better AV programs and I wouldn't suggest using their PC Tuneup software. You could try running FurMark to test your video card. It can be downloaded from the following site;

FurMark: VGA Stress Test, Graphics Card and GPU Stability Test, Burn-in Test, OpenGL Benchmark and GPU Temperature | oZone3D.Net

Visit the link below for details on how to use FurMark;

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

HTH
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