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Windows 7: Weird Problem...

24 Jun 2013   #1
gageplay

Windos 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Weird Problem...

For months now, my screen has been messed up. Every time I try to play a game (ex.Minecraft or Warframe on steam) My screen gets derpy. After about 2-5 mins of playing i get horizontal black lines through my screen and is not limited to the game only. After those start, certain parts of my screen move to different places. Then my screen completely blacks out and my computer shuts down. Sometimes this even happens on youtube vids. I have a ATI Radeon HD 4200 graphics card.


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24 Jun 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I sounds like a GPU that's going bad. When was the last time the entire rig was blown out for dust?
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24 Jun 2013   #3
gageplay

Windos 7 Home 64bit
 
 

This computer has had virus problems and has been taken to best buy multiple times. It probably has ben about 1 and a half to allmost 2 years last time it was dust busted
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24 Jun 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would clean it with compressed air and if you can open it and see the fan then clean it and then report how it responds after being cleaned completely. Remember that an air compressor allows for some moisture to get into the air and I always allow the cleaned computer another 5-10 minutes for the little bit of moisture to evaporate.
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24 Jun 2013   #5
gageplay

Windos 7 Home 64bit
 
 

do you think a small air compresser (in my garage) would be to powerfull? Im only 13 so ill try to play safe and buy some canned air. Thank you so much. I probably wont re-post for a couple of days. My dad is sick so i dont know when i can get around to it. Thanks again!
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24 Jun 2013   #6
gageplay

Windos 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Sorry for bad typing skills and English, I was so happy to have any sort of answer!
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25 Jun 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

gageplay,
I use a small compressor myself both for my desktop and laptop machines. The trick is using it wisely as they can still be very powerful so you go slow with short blasts at a greater distance than would you with the air cans. I'll bet that lappy is loaded and will thank you when it's cleaned.
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25 Jun 2013   #8
gageplay

Windos 7 Home 64bit
 
 

Thanks a million, it works perfectly
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25 Jun 2013   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That's great news and keep coming back and let us know if we can help with anything else.
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