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« on: Jul 08, 2008 at 14:31 »

Yesterday, I'm using my PC.  No problems.  Everything's working fine.  I walk away for a bit and come back to see that my entire monitor screen has this plaid, kaleidoscope thing going on where the image just repeats and kinda puts you into a trance (think, Findude's favorite sport coat).

I assumed that my monitor just shit the bed, so I went out and splurged on a nice 22"~incher (hehe).  I had a bad feeling as I was taking it out of the box that it wasn't going to work and either my video card or worse, the MB is shot.  I assembled it, plugged it in...BAM!...same result.  Fucker.

Now what?  Swap out the video card?  Is it a Windows problem?  Motherboard fried?

Help, please.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 16:20 »

I think your next stop is the video card. That will likely do the trick.

Is your current "card" integrated into the MB? If so, then it could me MB related. I doubt it is Windows related.
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 16:43 »

Yeah, what Vin said.  Are you going to do it all 220?
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« Reply #3 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 16:48 »

220...221...whatever it takes
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 17:28 »

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Yeah, what Vin said.  Are you going to do it all 220?
Uh, que?  220?

And, I don't think the video card is integrated into the MB.  Pretty sure it's a plug-in, drop-in whatever you call it.  It's an nVidia GForce 4, I think.

Good news I guess is that I can return the monitor.  The bad news is...that I can return the monitor.  

Man, these new widescreen models are suh-weet.
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« Reply #5 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 21:54 »

Yep, 'twas the video card.  Back up and running.  Thanks for the assistance, fellas.

Still undecided on the monitor.  It's nice, just having a hard time convincing myself that it's 300 big ones nice.

As a sidenote, I love these new banners.  I can meet Christian singles in my area??  Awwwwwwesome!!!

"Certified Christian"

Is that anything like "Certified Pre-Owned?"  Can I ah, check under the hood to verify?
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« Reply #6 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 22:07 »

Yeah, try the video card.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2008 at 22:12 »

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Yeah, try the video card.

I can only imagine what those video cards cost.

Those audio cards at Hallmark are like more than $5.

 
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« Reply #8 on: Jul 09, 2008 at 07:57 »

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« Reply #9 on: Jul 09, 2008 at 08:06 »

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Movie Quote from Mr. Mom.  Dude is laid off and his wife's boss comes over to pick her up for work.  He pretends like he is going to remodel part of the house so he doesn't look like a slacker.  Boss guy knows he is full of crap, so he asks "are you going to do it all 220", talking about the electic.  He says "yeah, 220, 221 whatever it takes".  Classic line used when you have no idea what you are talking about.
Well played BV. Quite the reference, I haven't seen that movie in years, but it was funny (the movie and reference).
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