display turned pink

November 25, 2007 at 04:16:53
Specs: XP pro, AMD2 4800/2GB

would anyone know why my new pc, just assembled by myself would display pink graphics? it was ok for a few minutes at first then veered to pink, i sent the graphic card for testing and they said it's not faulty, any idea please?

I'm running XP Pro 32bit.
cpu is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4800+ 2.50GHz
RAM: Patriot 2GB PC2-5300 Extreme Performance (2x1GB)
MOBO: MSI K9N NEO-F V3 Socket AM2 Motherboard - PCI-E (x16), DDR2 533/667/800MHz, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX
GRAPHIC CARD: nVidia GeForce 8600GT 512MB DDR2 PCI-E - 540Mhz Core, 1400Mhz Memory
PSU: 450w

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November 25, 2007 at 05:45:01

by the way, my monitor works fine with another pc, and connection seem fine
thank you for your help

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November 25, 2007 at 06:07:15

So,what is the brand name and model of this
monitor? Have you tried another cable?

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November 25, 2007 at 06:17:34

i've been using this monitor for year, and still using it on another pc whilst i sort the problem with the pink display on my newly built system. Using the same cable and it works fine, it's a samsung syncmaster 152v flat screen

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November 25, 2007 at 07:49:17

Did installing the monitor software help?


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November 25, 2007 at 08:51:20

ok i will try, once i receive my card back, but would that affect the coloration of the monitor in MS DOS mode too? ie, when booting up?

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November 25, 2007 at 09:35:26

Tell us about your 450W PSU. What brand is it & how many amps are on the +12v rail(s)? If you don't know, open the case & get the info off the label on the side of the PSU.

And just out of curiousity, why did you get DDR2-667 rather than DDR2-800? Also, why did you get an 8600GT with slow GDDR2 RAM rather than high performance GDDR3?

From Tom's Hardware:

"NOTE: Beware of slower DDR2 versions of the 8600 GT! The GDDR3 versions are the recommended cards - DDR2 equipped 8600 GTs will be notably slower. The cheapest GDDR3 versions of the card we could find started at $105 online."


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November 25, 2007 at 10:01:21

on a VGA graphics card ouput (blue socket) there are three screen colours which have a wire each, Red Green and Blue. I have seen screens of wrong shade before , like pink , and that is caused by
a)faulty screen
b) faulty graphics card - I have had a couple that only output two of the three (red green blue colours)
C) bad plug connection / break in cable (I have had ones where I have wiggled the plug in the graphics card socket to fix it)

All of these would affect the colour from moment you switch on

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November 25, 2007 at 10:28:36

I think i will get a refund on the graphic card and get a GDDR3 then thank you.
I got the memory for the mobo because they were quite cheap, not sure why else, does it make a lot of difference beween the DDR2-667 and DDR2-800?
the PSU is a powerX by sumvision (cheap one i know :p)
SV 450w SilentLoad 20 & 24+SATA PSU.
will have a look inside in a bit

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November 25, 2007 at 11:31:33

"the PSU is a powerX by sumvision (cheap one i know :p)"

Certainly nothing to laugh about...everything depends on the PSU. A cheap/weak PSU supplying inconsistent voltage can wreak havoc with your system. You spent all that money on the rest of your hardware, then connected it to a crappy $20 PSU? Not a wise move.


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November 25, 2007 at 17:09:37

ok i guess the cheap PSU will have to go, just didn't realize that PSU can make a difference.
is 430w enough for my pc specs though?

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November 25, 2007 at 18:17:11

just a note to thank you all for your help guys! mush appreciated, as you can see i'm far from being an expert

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