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Topic # 94448 11-Dec-2011 21:05
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Hey All,

Im really hoping one of you can help.

My Desktop PC is just over 1 year old and on Saturday a pink blotch has started to appear, at that point it would go away after a short time once I turned off the comp and restarted it.... but now its got wider and I cant seem to make it go away, Have checked all the connections at the back and they are all tightly and the way they should be, can someone please help what I need to do etc?

Someone said something about a graphics card but I wouldnt know where to find the specs for that

PLEASE HELP!       

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  Reply # 556730 11-Dec-2011 21:51
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YODA18:My Desktop PC is just over 1 year old and on Saturday a pink blotch has started to appear, at that point it would go away after a short time once I turned off the comp and restarted it.... but now its got wider and I cant seem to make it go away, Have checked all the connections at the back and they are all tightly and the way they should be, can someone please help what I need to do etc?

Someone said something about a graphics card but I wouldnt know where to find the specs for that
 


Pink bloom on cathode ray tubes usually meant time to get a new monitor. I'm not sure what happens on LCD/plasma screens when they start to die.

If a connector is loose then it tends to affect a block of the screen or all of it so I think it is more likely to be a problem in your PC.

Does it go away for a time if you turn off the computer and leave it for a while? if so, probably overheating.
Does it happen more quickly if you use graphic-intensive programs such as games? If so, probably video graphics card.

1. Overheating
Check the temperature of your CPU, video graphics card and power supply(PSU) to see if there is an obvious problem. Your PC may have software that tells you. If not, get a free program that displays the component temperatures. CPUID products do PC Wizard does, Topala SIW probably does? There are many others.
Check the vents and inside of your PC to see if there is a dust problem, cables blocking airflow.

2. Power supply may be underpowered
You might be drawing too much power, maybe not overall, but you might be on one or more of the rails of the PSU - each rail carries one voltage.

3. Drivers
I presume your're running Windows. If you are, then check that you have the correct video drivers.
Maybe restart in safe mode (which won't load your video drivers) and see if the problem still occurs.
You could try reinstall the video drivers.

Hope this helps




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  Reply # 556740 11-Dec-2011 22:23
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awesome explanation man !




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