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Windows 7: How to get rid of horizontal lines on my monitor?

21 Jun 2010   #21
usman

Windows 7
 
 

u need a new video card dude , it is over clocking, heating also get sum fans in side the case
like fseal has said try changing ur monitor nd video card , that is the best idea , to check out problem


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21 Jun 2010   #22
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Robi, get this to check video card temps, it's been around a long time, and totally free:

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

No install just run the .exe from anywhere, once you download it, and it's small.

Go to the sensors tab (2nd tab) and you can hit the camera icon and save info to a file and cut and paste that here.

Was that system of yours overclocked to your knowledge? That's something that could make the video card act up and/or if anyone went into your BIOS and played with settings, that could do it.

With those symptoms , I would clean out that case of yours with a can of compressed air and q-tips (fans and heatsinks mostly, including video card and CPU) and reseat the video card in it's slot and make sure all the contacts on the card and the slot are clean/clear of debris, and make sure the PC power cable is unplugged before you start. (Really should be done, I say every 3 months, a lot of dust....)

Once that's done and back together, and if doesn't help, I'd be checking your Basic Input/Output System settings (probably referred to SETUP on your PC's first screen when it starts booting) that's usually reached by holding down specified key (usually DEL or F2), you are in the settings when a BLUE screen shows up, this is probably way over your head though and I'd suggest you phone a nerdy friend or relative to come over to assist.

From there you definitely require swapping out your video card for another, and if it does it with a 2nd card, you know it's the monitor, if it stops, you know it's the card.



^ I typed all that having not seen those pics, didn't notice the extra pages, yeah, into the case I would roam to clean that sucker out, then the swap out for another card.
I have a nice old PCI video card I use for testing, since it also allows eliminating trouble with the PCI-E or AGP slot as well.
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24 Jun 2010   #23
Robi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Hi Robi, get this to check video card temps, it's been around a long time, and totally free:

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility

No install just run the .exe from anywhere, once you download it, and it's small.

Go to the sensors tab (2nd tab) and you can hit the camera icon and save info to a file and cut and paste that here.

Was that system of yours overclocked to your knowledge? That's something that could make the video card act up and/or if anyone went into your BIOS and played with settings, that could do it.

With those symptoms , I would clean out that case of yours with a can of compressed air and q-tips (fans and heatsinks mostly, including video card and CPU) and reseat the video card in it's slot and make sure all the contacts on the card and the slot are clean/clear of debris, and make sure the PC power cable is unplugged before you start. (Really should be done, I say every 3 months, a lot of dust....)

Once that's done and back together, and if doesn't help, I'd be checking your Basic Input/Output System settings (probably referred to SETUP on your PC's first screen when it starts booting) that's usually reached by holding down specified key (usually DEL or F2), you are in the settings when a BLUE screen shows up, this is probably way over your head though and I'd suggest you phone a nerdy friend or relative to come over to assist.

From there you definitely require swapping out your video card for another, and if it does it with a 2nd card, you know it's the monitor, if it stops, you know it's the card.



^ I typed all that having not seen those pics, didn't notice the extra pages, yeah, into the case I would roam to clean that sucker out, then the swap out for another card.
I have a nice old PCI video card I use for testing, since it also allows eliminating trouble with the PCI-E or AGP slot as well.
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24 Jun 2010   #24
Robi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

And just one thing ... these days in my country is cooler ... and these problems haven't show since that ... what means that ???
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24 Jun 2010   #25
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

More than likely you have a broken solder ball problem.

In these days of lead free solder, solder has become much weaker and brittle and often prematurely breaks. Especially on electronics like graphics cards where they are heated to high temps and cooled off repeatedly.

So when your card reaches a certain temp, a chip or the circuit board itself warps slightly and a memory cell or the gpu loses contact with an address line or something and it fails. Then it cools off and remakes contact again.

Can't tell you how common this is. On boards where you can get at the chips, you can ususaly find the culprit by pressing down on the chip with a finger while it's running. Course graphics cards have the gpu and memory chips all under a giant headsink so that's probably not possible.

If you improve the cooling on your case the card may last for some time yet, even on warm days... But eventually it'll probably start doing it all the time with repeated heating/cooling cycles.
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26 Jun 2010   #26
Robi

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
More than likely you have a broken solder ball problem.

In these days of lead free solder, solder has become much weaker and brittle and often prematurely breaks. Especially on electronics like graphics cards where they are heated to high temps and cooled off repeatedly.

So when your card reaches a certain temp, a chip or the circuit board itself warps slightly and a memory cell or the gpu loses contact with an address line or something and it fails. Then it cools off and remakes contact again.

Can't tell you how common this is. On boards where you can get at the chips, you can ususaly find the culprit by pressing down on the chip with a finger while it's running. Course graphics cards have the gpu and memory chips all under a giant headsink so that's probably not possible.

If you improve the cooling on your case the card may last for some time yet, even on warm days... But eventually it'll probably start doing it all the time with repeated heating/cooling cycles.
Is a way that this can be fixed ... or i need new graphic card ???
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26 Jun 2010   #27
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

A "professional" could possibly fix it, but the cost would likely be more than a new card and hard to find someone that woud even do it unless you knew someone that worked in an electronics lab. :/
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26 Jun 2010   #28
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You mentioned the cost of certain cards, you also mentioned in your country. Where do you live and where would you go to shop online for a card? This would help to find you a price.
This comes with a strong WARNING but google baking your video card or check out utube. Seems a lot of people have resurrected old dead or dying cards this way, I don't recommend it but it is interesting to see how they have achieved it.Fabe
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26 Jun 2010   #29
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Hehe yeah, I was going to mention "reflowing" in the oven but.. it's so much work and somewhat dangerous I didn't want to actually be the one to give out ideas

But if you find some clear instructions and follow them carefully and take your own responsibility for deciding to do it... Well, if the card is already dead, why not.
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27 Jun 2010   #30
rbeldua

MS Windows 8
 
 

better to buy brand new video card dude....at least you could upgrade your hardware...and yeah why not play around with the dead card with a hot air gun...after you buy the new card of course...
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