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Old November 11, 2009, 08:50 PM
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If your having artifacting straight from when you press the power button, thats definatly the graphics card. Very small chance the pcie port is bad. For the comp to boot properly it needs to be able to communicate with the video output device properly, so either thats stopping it from going into windows, or it is actually going in, but you cant see anything. Try another gfx card, or try your card in friends comp.
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