E asked in Computers & InternetHardwareAdd-ons · 1 decade ago

How come my graphics card isn't working?

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5850. The computer turns on, but the screen glitches (colors, lines all over) and eventually freezes and I get a blue screen.


CPU Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz 4MB 1333FSB 45nm 95W

CPU Cooler Intel Original Retail Stock LGA775 Heatsink & Fan

Overclocking ETC Computer Professional OC Service (2.66GHz up to 3.4GHz)

Memory 1 Kingston DDR2 PC2-6400 2GB/800MHz

Memory 2 Kingston DDR2 PC2-6400 2GB/800MHz

Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L (Intel G31,SATAII,DDR2-1066,1600FSB)

Hard Drive 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 SATA II 500GB 16MB

Optical Drive LG 22X GH22NS50 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer SATA Rewriter (Black)

Audio Onboard 8 Channel High Definition Audio

Network Card Onboard Gigabit Network Card

Case GOLDEN FIELD 2872B Stylish Deluxe Black Mid Tower

Power Supply PRO-POWER 500W Deluxe Switching Power Supply


It came like this out of the box. Could it be overheating?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Did it ever work or is it just recently broken? Maybe you have overclocked too high. Try dialing it back.

    EDIT: Overheating could cause that too, but if you just got it, and it's not working, return it right away for a new one!

  • 4 years ago

    I basically ensue to be dealing to that difficulty until now I enter and regrettably as quickly as you install a PCIe card it automaticaly turn off the onboard video , I attempt all my tricks yet not something so like it or not you may desire to get a dvi in case you desire to apply twin computer screen

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well that's obvious, because it's an ATI card.

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