What would make a vid card do this... (pic attached)



Though the card is on it's way back to the seller for replacement, I still wonder what would make a brand new vid card do this. I attached a screen shot of my desktop, with the new card in use.

It is/was a Gainward GeForce 4 Ti4400 with 128 of DDR on her...


I had the card only 10 minutes before that happened... so not overclocked at all...

Inserted it into the AGP slot many-a-time before I said "screw it, it's broken"

Oh well, weirdness.


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Could be a heat problem with the stock board, it happens sometimes, a crappy core or memory gets in that can't support the default settings or such and causes graphical glitches. i'm sure the replacement will fix thing s:p


it must most probably be the connector for the monitor cable on the video card. have u ever tried using ur monitor on a loose cable.. u will get that sort of effect. a somehow distorted picture.


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I get this often while making up new PC's. I test all parts in a test bed with no way of holding the cards in there slots. if i catch a viddy card i get crap all over the screen & have to reboot. My old epox board is a little worn as well and if i firk around inside with the power on (i know i shouldnt but sue me) i get the same thing.


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Before I buy new hardware, I like to check out user reviews first. TCComputers is usually where I buy mostly and they have a reviews section for each hardware item. The few Gainward items ALL show bad reviews. Sometimes they would have no vid or something. Maybe there's an issue with a line of Gainward cards?


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awww... and all I wanted to say was thats a dang perdy desktop... and then I read it was all messed up... what a bummer... make em give you a free ti4600 just for a bad product :)

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