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Blured text/slightly shakey - possible overheating? watch

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    I recently bought a new video card, ATI Radoen X1050 but now the text is quite blured and is sometimes shakey.

    I assume it is overheating, what are my chances of getting a refund on this? I already had to take something back to the same shop today (DOA PSU).

    What I am getting as it my card faulty or should I have known that it could not handle 1680 x 1050?
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    Well first off, are you using a DVI or VGA connection?

    1680x1050 is a bit hardcore for VGA, so any weaknesses in either the cable or the screens image processor will start to show.

    Overheating graphics cards usually artifact, not blur.
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    It worked fine in that resolution on my built in card though, Nvidia 6100. It is VGA (monitor was very cheap due to lack of DVI) but as I said it was perfectly clear on my old one.

    The text is slightly ghosty, e.g it has a bit of a shadow on it.
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    The output voltage levels are probably just a bit lower than your onboard, bringing out any interference your cable was getting before (especially given your high resolution).
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    Is their any logical solution? Will a better card solve the problem? A better quality VGA cable?
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    Test with your old one at the same resolution again; if its perfectly fine then the screen/cable/noise from the environment are fine and the card is just a bit weak, so the eaisiest way would be to just get a new card (if you have another lying around test with that)

    You can allways use this card in a customers machine which has DVI
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    Will probably just sell it on ebay .
 
 
 
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