Colors messed up, please help!

salils

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Jul 17, 2005
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For some reason, when I view certain images on my dual 1.8ghz powermac g5, there are semi-transparent red & green blobs. This is also the case in photoshop cs when selecting a brush color.
I am using a GeForce FX 5200 video card (included) here are the specs I found in "about this mac":

GeForce FX 5200:
Type: display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 64 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0321
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 2060

Display:

Type: display
Display Type: CRT
VRAM (In Use): 64 MB
Resolution: 1280 x 960 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes

Any suggestions how to solve this problem? Should I reaturn it? (bought it about 1 week ago)
 

salils

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Jul 17, 2005
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Specs: Powermac G5 dual 1.8ghz
Boot rom version: 5.1.8f7
1.25gb ram
GeForce FX 5200:
Type: display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 64 MB
Vendor: nVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0321
Revision ID: 0x00a2
ROM Revision: 2060

Display (HITACHI CM721F):
Type: display
Display Type: CRT
VRAM (In Use): 64 MB
Resolution: 1280 x 960 @ 75 Hz
Depth: 32-bit Color
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
80gb SATA system hard drive
300gb SATA video drive
btw, the dual 1.8 I have has 4 memory slots incase that helps.
 

Sirus The Virus

macrumors 6502a
May 12, 2005
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My best guess is somehow a magnet got a little too close to your monitor. You could have speakers too close to you monitor that are not magnetically shielded. Thats all I can think of.
 

salils

macrumors newbie
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Jul 17, 2005
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No, actually I think it's the video card, because I don't have any speakers hooked up right now, or anything magnetic near it. I have also had the very same problem after trying another monitor. I called apple, and they are sending a new video card next week. But thanks for the reply.
 

salils

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Jul 17, 2005
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salils said:
No, actually I think it's the video card, because I don't have any speakers hooked up right now, or anything magnetic near it. I have also had the very same problem after trying another monitor. I called apple, and they are sending a new video card next week. But thanks for the reply.
Aghhh!:eek:
Apple sent the new video card, and I installed it, and the problem is still there! Does have any ideas as to what it could be?! I am going to call apple later today.
 

salils

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Jul 17, 2005
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Well, I called technical support, and they told me to re-install the OS (OS X 10.3 Panther) And it didn't make any difference!
 

salils

macrumors newbie
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Jul 17, 2005
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Now there is another problem after re-installing the OS, now the right side of the finder icon has a greenish tinge where it is supposed to be gray.