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Lines showing up across screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1

    Lines showing up across screen


    I have an HP media center M7360N desktop with a Pentium D dual core, 4gb ram and a Ge Force 6200 SE card running 9.18.13.774 drivers. I get this screen mess sometimes when on the web and on the desktop. Any ideas how to get rid of this issue?
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  2. #2


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    There might be several potential causes, but the odds are that your video card is failing.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    Oh great. Any recommendations for an old pc that I only play Return to Castle Wolfenstein on other than browsing and I think I only have a 300 or so power supply with 1 dvd burner that I don't use much anymore and 32 8.1? Thanks

    Oh and before the upgrade from XP I didn't have this issue.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Well, it could always be some other problem--a failing power supply is another possibility--but you could replace the video card easily for about $50-60. Check newegg.com or amazon.

    A new, low-end PC might be around $400.
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  5. #5


    A new, low-end PC might be around $400.
    Yes, it's sensible.
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