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#1 Beast_Killa


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:27 AM

I need help! So I'm building my PC, and I did an external build before I put in my case. I plugged everything in, but when I turn it on, when it gets to the boot error (which is because i have no operating system, it's expected) the monitor has horizontal lines of colors, sometimes green or orange. What could cause this? Is it a faulty gpu? Please help!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:27 AM

Can you maybe show us a picture?
It might be a GPU problem, or an LCD problem.
But most likely, it's a software/driver problems, or I guess the absence of drivers.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:13 AM

I would put money on it being a connection/cable problem. I would highly doubt that it is a GPU problem, and it is not a driver problem. At that level, nothing is being used. It is running off the basics, and hasnt loaded any drivers, especially not anything as advanced as graphics.

I would check for loose wires, and check the pins. Are you using VGA? DVI? HDMI? I am betting on VGA, but maybe DVI. I would be shocked if this was on an HDMI. Anyway, especially with VGA, things like this can happen if the cable isnt seating nicely. Make sure to tighten it into place if all else fails, and see if that happens. I know many people that just stick it in, and dont use the screws, and then when they get everything into place, it slightly pulls a corner out of the socket, and when they turn it on, they have lines, no color, no signal, etc. So check that first.

Damaged connectors, or even a bad wire could also be the cause. If you have a second cable, try it out.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:04 AM

My splash screen was a weird color when I did my external build, but when I put it all together and installed drivers and such it was fine. What are your specs? I just built my computer 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

]As the others have said: Drivers or Cable Connectors. I've had the same problem with a VGA cable.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

I'm gonna try and answer all the above questions in this post:
I'm using an HDMI
I can get a picture, I'll post it in a bit

CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 6850
PSU: 600w OCZ Power Supply
HDD: Western Digital Scorpio Black 250GB
CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 plus

I have tried a second HDMI

Sorry for the crappy picture, I had to use my webcam. But more or less the bright spots are the green, and the text on top is the boot error, which is supposed to be there.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:57 PM

Hmmm. Did you try using a DVI? I'd try that, because with mine, I can't use the HDMI without getting interference.
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