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Video card glitch? Looks like two side bars...

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So I built a new pc. And the first time around (a few days ago) the SDD I used fried out. Well I installed Win 7 on my new WD HD (internal) and every few restarts it boots up into windows and I see this. Its like it cuts the screen in half and shoved each half to the far side of the screen. Mind you my cables (HDMI-HDMI) and snugly in the holes. Usually I just have to unplug the cord and plug it back in again and it fixes it (back to a normal screen). Now I though it was a maybe a cord issue. But I tried another cord (HDMI-DVI) and the issue still would occur. I think it did happen once with the SSD install too. 

So I assume this just leaves the video card as the suspect right? I do know when I was tired a few days ago when working with the SSD drive, I accidentally plugged the power into the video card while the PC was on. Obviously a big mistake. Did I maybe fry something on it and its why this glitch happens? I still have a few days to return it for a new one if that is the case. I have a GeForce GTX 960 (FTW).

Screenshot attached.

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Yea see something is going wrong with your system.  Maybe the power supply is going bad - how old is it?  The graphical issues your seeing could be caused by a few factors... The card going bad, wrong drivers, dying power supply, bad connection with the monitor from the graphics card port, monitor or the cable itself...

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I want to say the power supply was bought in 2009. I did try two different cables and in two different ports. The monitor is even older, maybe around 2005. Its a LCD, but the thicker looking ones (like two inches thick). Just a cheap HP the original computer came with. I have until the 30th of this month to return any of the new parts I bought. I can return the card for another one to be safe. Then later buy a new monitor and power supply if it still happens. 

I should add I leave my PC on all the time. So when this happens its only sometimes when I restart it. 

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