Graphics problem ("checkered")

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These problems started maybe a month ago before I bought a sound card. Well my real problem is that I don't know if my graphics card is hurt or not it seems so or is it the power supply that is hurt?
This is taken from DxDiag
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_qfe.070227-2300)
Language: Swedish (Regional Setting: Swedish)
System Manufacturer: FUJITSU SIEMENS
System Model: A8NE-FM
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 549MB used, 3391MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
 
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well..what graphics card have you got? and what had changed before the problem started, did u update drivers or install anything etc...
 
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Ouch!
That looks like a video card that is overclocked too much , overheating or is fried.
Does this happen with only one game (possible driver problem) or all games?
Does the screen look like this when the computer first gets to Windows
(fried) or does this happen when playing a game (overheating)?

The first thing to check would be to see if the video card fan (if equipped) is still spinning.
 

DeadTim

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Thank you guys for the attention, From the beginning it was just WoW for a pretty long time. Then I didn't care cause it was my brother who played frankly I didn't experince this on TF2 until very recently. And maybe a week after that is on windows screen as well, (the graphics in windows are only slightly faulty)

Edit: a new graphics card a possible solution?
 

DeadTim

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Hopefully it fried because it was old and hopefully a new card can fix this, no more room for fan though maybe its better to buy a new computer? My power supply ony delivers 220~240 watt.
 
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You shouldn't need a whole new computer to power it, just a new power supply can work wonders.
 
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yeh get ur self atleast a 500watt power supply and a new gpu...shud sort the probs
 
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yeh keeping a pc up to date does cost a bit of money..:)let me know wot sort of money ur wanting to spend and do some research on the best prices for u
 

DeadTim

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Well I have found the perfect deal for me an antec toughpower trio 650 watt and sapphire x1950pro. Cooling seems to be my new problem. Idle system 66C and load sometimes reaches 80C. CPU seldom over 55C. But more often steady at 50C.
 
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well yeh u ned to look into getting some decent system fans...what fans have you got?
 
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the best system fan ever, My 24 inch house fan :) lol. i had major cooling toruble, spent tons on fans, finally i got tired of it and removed the casing and put screens around it to keep the inside pretty clean, and just used my house fan lol, keeps it nice and cool
 

DeadTim

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My fans are som old cooler master fans, I will change them soon and maybe buy a new case.
 
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