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Windows 7: Screen has turned extremely low res

27 Apr 2014   #1
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Screen has turned extremely low res

Hi. I started having problems with my Pc today, whilst playing a game. The screen went completely black then the pc restarted. After this it would log on, then restart, log on, then restart, etc, all the while there were funny waves of colour on the screen.

I then ran the pc in safe mode and it booted fine. I scanned and fixed errors with AVG and Advanced System Care 6. The pc now boots but the screen is completely buggered. I've attached a picture. Any ideas?

Cheers
Dave



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27 Apr 2014   #2
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 



Just looked at the graphics cards and found these capacitors seem to have blown :/
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27 Apr 2014   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

It certainly looks that way. Do you have any onboard graphics you could try to see if you can get a picture out of that?
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27 Apr 2014   #4
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have no idea how I would do that haha
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27 Apr 2014   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Looking at your motherboard it doesn't look like you have the option unfortunately. Do you have access to another PC you could try the GPU in? It's a long shot but at least it would prove it was the GPU.
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27 Apr 2014   #6
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've just ordered a new GPU. Seems like a good reason to get an upgrade
Will let you know how it goes when I've fitted it
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27 Apr 2014   #7
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

What GPU did you order?
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27 Apr 2014   #8
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

GeForce GT630 4GB
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27 Apr 2014   #9
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Have you checked our PSU is capable of powering the card?
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27 Apr 2014   #10
Coleus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm new to all this but I think, if I've read it all correctly, my PSU puts out 470W and the card needs a minimum of 300W
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