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nick lepore Feb 10, 2004, 09:41pm EST Report Abuse
I have little green and pink dots all over my screen as soon as xp starts i can barely read the text im typing right now. I ruled out the video card as a problem since i updated drivers rolled back drivers and even bought a brand new video card and still have the problem monitor is also not a problem since i tried different kinds od monitor and still had the problem. I have a P4C800-E Deluxe motherboard.

Here are my specs:
P4 3.00 GHX HT processor
512 DDR 400MHZ RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 mb
400-watt powersupply
plenty of cooling

can u please help me with this problem i have tried all i know


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Chris McNally Feb 10, 2004, 09:45pm EST Report Abuse
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Tried swapping out your VGA cable? Check for interference from nearby electrical sources too.

Are the dots static or do they move?

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Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
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Nick M. Feb 10, 2004, 09:48pm EST Report Abuse
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try a differnet monitor... either that or your vid card might be bad :(

brian pope Feb 10, 2004, 10:06pm EST Report Abuse
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I had a similar problem which was the result of interference I used a bunch of ferrite beads & my problem went away, part of my problem was to much equipment in a small area.

I't looks like a fairly new system has it been up & running long?

Michael A. Feb 10, 2004, 10:57pm EST Report Abuse
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I would try reinstalling the video drivers and changing out the monitor.

Michael A.
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nick lepore Feb 14, 2004, 10:24am EST Report Abuse
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Yes it is a very new computer, I tried a new monitor and still had the same problem and i just got a new video card and still have the problem.

I do have a lot of wires and its a pretty small room i have a ps2 and xbox pretty close also so could that be the problem? too much wries close to the computer? thanx for all the suggestions if anyone has any other please reply

Chris McNally Feb 14, 2004, 10:40am EST Report Abuse
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Yes it could be the problem, Nick-move it and see what happens

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Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
E-mail: chris@hardwareanalysis.com
Jim B..... Feb 14, 2004, 10:53am EST Report Abuse
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nick lepore Feb 14, 2004, 10:57am EST Report Abuse
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Yes the dots do move on the screen and this problem didn't start as soon as i got my computer it took about 3 weeks after i got the comp for it to start. I tried unplugging wires close to it and still didn't help. Could having a TV very close cause this to happen?

Ecosse Feb 14, 2004, 02:32pm EST Report Abuse
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TV's have speaker/s on them, these speakers have magnets on them and although inside the TV cabinet they are sheilded from the TV screen, they are not usually sheilded to the outside or front - if your comp monitor is too close it could be getting interference from the TV or it's speakers - with that said - anything that emits power, even a mobile phone can interfere with a monitor. Trial and error - I'd strip the room and move the monitor as far away from the comp as poss!

GL

Ecosse

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eoin mc gowan Feb 14, 2004, 05:40pm EST Report Abuse
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If there is just dots, but no rainbow color waves on the screen, the changes are very small that it has anything got to do with a magnetic field been near the monitor. If its not the gfx card and not the monitor, it maybe a further hardware problem like the bios settings are even the mainboard itself.
Try to clear the cmos! Do these pixels come up at the bios boot up screen or in the bios setup already ?

nick lepore Feb 15, 2004, 09:19pm EST Report Abuse
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Sometimes it just dots while other times its like ranbow vertivle lines. It is on my start up screen also. I did move alot of other electronics out of my room but still no difference how can i clear my cmos. Also does it matter if my computer is laying on my carpet? would that cause this problem?

eoin mc gowan Feb 16, 2004, 05:50am EST Report Abuse
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there is a jumper on the mainboard (find it by looking into ur board manual) set it to the opposite to what it is now, press the power button (the machine should'nt turn on) then set it back and ur cmos is cleared.
A carpet can contain a lot of static, but as long as no component or electrical connection is touching the carpet there should be no problem. Leaving a component on carpet can cause serious damage, even just doing it for a second !
If this doesn't help, im sorry but i don't think i help u any further, except maybe the mainboard is defective.

pyrogenx

nick lepore Feb 16, 2004, 09:46am EST Report Abuse
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What are ferrite beads? and how could they help get rid of static because after taking it off the carpet some of the dots went away but there is still alot of static when i touch wires or my monitor or computer, so i still think it may be a static problem

Chris McNally Feb 16, 2004, 12:03pm EST Report Abuse
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You should never attempt to power up a pc when the jumper is in the CMOS clear position-this can fry some mobos

Regards,

Chris McNally

Moderator - Hardware Analysis
E-mail: chris@hardwareanalysis.com
eoin mc gowan Feb 16, 2004, 04:51pm EST Report Abuse
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Thats funny, i've been workin on computers and laptops, probably cleared the CMOS about 50times and never had any probs after pressing the power button, since nothing happens when the "clear cmos" jumper is set. but u could be right .

Zappa bla Feb 16, 2004, 05:24pm EST Report Abuse
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If you haven't build your computer yourself you should just bring it back to your supplier let him sort it out. Its new so should have warranty!

nick lepore Feb 16, 2004, 06:41pm EST Report Abuse
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Actually me and a friend of mine built it, he knew more than me, so i cant do that. coudl there be any other bios setting that i might have to change that would help this problem?

Nicky Burnell burnell Feb 16, 2004, 07:21pm EST Report Abuse
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Badly seated or bad memory. Had it loads of times with old at boards and bad old sdram slots. Swap the memory out, or if you have two sticks try one....

nick lepore Feb 17, 2004, 10:40pm EST Report Abuse
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Ok, I have an update on my problem. I started the comp up in safe mode and the problem was fixed no dots or anything and i uninstalled the display adapters. Then i restarted the comp in regular way and still no more dots but it said there are no ATI drivers installed. I the computer ran like crap and could barely run anything. I couldn't put it higher than 24-bit colors because i had to adapters installed for the card. I then reinstalled the adapter through the device manager (which is where i originally disabled them) and the problem came back. Does this give any indication to what the problem is now?

Carter Sudeith Feb 17, 2004, 11:24pm EST Report Abuse
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Your card is OUTTA HERE!!!
It's dead. Probably got zapped before it got put in --- from that staticy carpet of yours.
Download an ATI overclocking tool, and push the speeds DOWN 50MHz at a time for memory and core until the dots go away. You'll have to fine-tune it from there. It may be zapped, or just overheating (probably not the latter though).


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