1.    24 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10

    Green dots/glitter all over my screen

    This happened while I was playing a game: When a level was loading (not for the first time, normally it would load) the game froze and I couldn't quit the game so I restarted my computer by holding the on/off button. When it came back on it was in a low resolution (I fixed the resolution) and I have these green dots all over my screen (see image) and I can't play any game without lagging like crazy. I tried connecting a different monitor to the computer but the dots were still there. Did I break my graphics card or something? Do I need to buy a new one? What exactly has happened?
    This is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/qhBk8ij
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  2.    24 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,475
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jakoporeeno View Post
    Did I break my graphics card or something?
    Welcome to TenForums @Jakoporeeno

    Possibly, yes. This Geoforce thread may be relevant.


    But it could just be a loose connection (see last post here).
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  3.    24 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 229
    Windows 10 Pro

    I agree, it definitely seems like a loose connection is the culprit. Double check to make sure your hdmi connections are snug & secure and not loose & hanging off to one side.

    Also double check to make sure that your GPU is properly seated in it's pcie slot or transfer it to a different pcie slot to see if there is a difference.
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  4.    25 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : May 2017
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Today I tried putting in another GPU and it worked so it's definitely the GPU that is the problem. Hopefully my guarantee will cover this.
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  5.    25 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 229
    Windows 10 Pro

    You mean warranty...
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  6.    26 May 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,938
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    US and British English are different - I recall trying to buy a torch in the US. The guy was confused.
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  7.    26 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional

    (Sorry about this bro)

    You have entered The Matrix.
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