Old  May 16th, 2017, 8:12pm     #1
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I feel like I'm underwater! All I see is green. I checked the monitor and computer connections, and they were fine. I switched out the VGA cord, no change. I switched monitors, ditto.

I'm thinking it's the graphics card. The computer is several years old, and I've already had to change out the power supply once. Anyone got any other ideas?

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  Old  May 16th, 2017, 9:21pm     #2
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maybe you just need to have your screen cleaned ...

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  Old  May 16th, 2017, 9:26pm     #3
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maybe you just need to have your screen cleaned ...

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Awww... Unfortunately, it didn't work!

Off to Best Buy tomorrow to pick up a new graphics card.

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I recommend AMD. Not that you asked.

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  Old  May 16th, 2017, 9:41pm     #5
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Thank you! At the moment, I just have the graphics that's integrated on the mother board, so anything has to be an improvement.

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Thank you! At the moment, I just have the graphics that's integrated on the mother board, so anything has to be an improvement.
What kind of slot do you have, and don't forget a lot of new video cards need to have a power cable plugged in them 6 or 8 pin. Don't know what kind of power supply you have.
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  Old  May 17th, 2017, 7:09pm     #7
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Yay! I once again have more than one color. I had an empty PCI slot, and it just took a few minutes to install the new card. Nothing real expensive or fancy (it's an old computer after all), but it works great so far.

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Yay! I once again have more than one color. I had an empty PCI slot, and it just took a few minutes to install the new card. Nothing real expensive or fancy (it's an old computer after all), but it works great so far.
Excellent - easy and affordable.

Would you recommend Best Buy for other kinds of fixes?

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  Old  May 18th, 2017, 12:45pm     #9
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I just bought the card at Best Buy because they're the only place nearby that had what I need. They do have a pretty good selection of computer parts in stock, so you don't have to wait for stuff to be shipped. Prices are in line with other places; so yes, fine for that. I've never used the Geek squad. I'm not an expert, but I can do the simple stuff. I've heard mixed reviews on their work.

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thanks CatLover. That was just what I needed to know.

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