Is my GPU dying or what? Windows 10

Discussion in 'hardware' started by PaulBB, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. PaulBB

    PaulBB Registered Member

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    Just got this bad text on screen after waking up the PC from sleep mode:

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    Now I restarted the PC and the screen is just fine. Any idea what's wrong? Windows 10 Anniversary update issue or a bad GPU? Thank you.
     
  2. Bill_Bright

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    Could be just about anything at this point. I would not worry about it unless it keeps happening.
     
  3. CrusherW9

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    Things to help diagnose:
    - Monitor cable is ok (swap them to see)
    - Cable to monitor is properly seated on both ends
    - Reinstall graphics drivers (use DDU to remove the old ones completely)

    If none of those things help, we can look into it more.
     
  4. PaulBB

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    The issue is back and I noticed a weird thing: that picture was taken with my phone; if I take a screenshot using print-screen or any other screenshot tool the screen looks fine.
    So at this point I''m not sure what it can be, the monitor, the cable? the GPU?
     
  5. zapjb

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    If you have on-board graphics. Switch off or uninstall/disable the discrete graphics reboot & then see what you got. Maybe even let it run the integrated graphics a for a couple days.
     
  6. Bill_Bright

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    Huh? If you take a screen shot, say with Windows built in "Snipping Tool" and it look fine in the snip but not on the monitor, then that suggests the monitor is the problem.

    I certainly would try a different monitor and see what happens. That is easy to do and if the problem shows up there, then at least you have eliminated your original monitor from the equation.
     
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