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28-Dec-2008, 04:33 AM #1
Display problem horrible pink/purple and green
Hey,

While i was playing a game this morning (rise of nations thrones and patroits) the display suddenly changed. It looked like everything that was supposed to be white turned pink/purple and on the desktop green spots and a vertical green bar appeared. I've tried rebooting but that didn't help. I tried changing resolution, it didn't help. I tried dxdiag but it didn't showed any problems. I tried device manager but this also didn't show problems. I also didn't see any error message.
I have had this displaydriver for a while, but device manager says it's up to date. and i haven't had this problem before and i cant figure out what's causing it. I hope you can help because this pink is driving me crazy.

Zal
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28-Dec-2008, 05:04 AM #2
Sounds like a hardware problem where the signal to the monitor isnt getting through properly. First step is to change settings in windows- try a different resolution and different colour depth. If its no go, make sure the graphics card is fully seated, give it a push down to make sure. Then take out the monitor cable and reinsert it after making sure all the pins on the cable look good. If that doesnt work, try a dfferent cable if you have or can borrow one. If its still bad, try a different monitor, if you can borrow one. If its still bad, most likely cause is a bad GPU, may need replacing.
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28-Dec-2008, 05:25 AM #3
Hey

thanks for answering
I think I posted in the wrong category, because I own a notebook, so some of the things you said are things I cant do. But something strange has happened. I left my notebook on a while for a virus scan and when I came back i saw the weird colors in the screensaver, well i did expect it, but when i moved with my mouse all of the strange colors are gone! what do you think of that? maybe some connection that is just a little bit loose or something?
because if it is, i may expect it to return any moment

Update: the horrible colors are back again, just as suddenly as they appeared the first time changing resolution or color depth doens't change a thing

update2: i've made a screenshot and it appeared normally on another computer, so i guess the problem isn't caused by the gpu right?

Zal

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