Graphics Problem

February 16, 2011 at 20:41:17
Specs: Windows XP
So I've been having a problem for awhile now with the graphics on my computer. After a small amount of time, the picture on the monitor glitches. The windows and browsers that are open get very blurry, and if there is a video playing, it has colorful lines up and down it. At first, I thought it was my graphics card overheating. I noticed one of my case fans was not working. I replaced it. Still had the same problem. So I replaced the graphics card. It was a Radeon X800 Series. I replaced it with a Radeon HD 5500 Series. Now, the problem it much worse, it happens after only a half hour to an hour now, when before it was days. The driver is current.

I have screenshots of what the screen looks like when it glitches, but I'm not sure how to post them on here. One thing, I seem to be missing the SCSI?RAID host controller driver. Could this cause that kind of graphical glitch? I'm in the middle of trying to download the driver now. System info below:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer XFX78I
System Model XFX nForce 780i 3-Way SLI
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11 GenuineIntel ~2666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 12/21/2007
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 1.21 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 3.85 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Any suggestions would be much appreciated. This problem has pretty much paralyzed my computer. Thanks

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February 17, 2011 at 13:39:38
I tend to swap in this case. Try known working monitor or swap video adapter.

Guess I may have started with a live cd also.

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