A few months ago, you guys fixed my printer. I hope you can come through again…
In short, my graphics “don’t work”. I believe it is because there is something wrong with my graphics card. There are “spots” of color where there shouldn’t be. I’ve got three examples:
- AOL buddy list (the big black lines are “censor lines”
- Download screen (pink area)
- Display Screen (pink dots around monitor)
Right now, you’re probably thinking something along the lines of “So what?” Well, I’m big into computer gaming, and every game I have has something wrong with the graphics now. For example, on Black & White, it’s so bad that I’ve deemed it unplayable now, and that game was expensive.
The only game that isn’t affected is Civilization III. But that’s only after I go and change my color quality everytime I play it, so I wouldn’t even count that.
You may want specs, so here you go:
Graphics Card: ATI RADEON DDR (AGP)
PC: Dell Dimension 8100
OS: Windows XP Home Edition (but the problem still exsisted before XP, on ME)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1500 MHz
Memory: 256MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 8.1
Some of that should be useful. If you need anymore information, I’m all ears. I noticed the problem sometime around late December. I bought Civ III and was having problems getting it to work. Our old graphics card was outdated and we installed a new one. Then it worked. I don’t know how long it was after that, but it was sometime around there that the dots started appearing, and I haven’t been able to get them to go away.
So… What should I do? Should I just go and buy an entirely new computer? Do you have any idea what the possible cause of this was so I don’t do it again?