Question Monitor displays vertical lines

Jun 20, 2019
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My monitor was displaying vertical lines and messed up colors after a thunderstorm when I came home today. Interestingly my keyboard lights were on but the PC was off. I replaced the surge protector and everything seems to be working properly now. Does anyone think I have damaged my GPU or monitor, or can a faulty power strip cause these kinds of problems. I am thinking of investing in a 1500VA UPC, opinions?
 

Lutfij

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List your specs like so:
CPU:
Motherboard:
Ram:
SSD/HDD:
GPU:
PSU:
Chassis:
OS:

The vertical lines on your display can come from a dying or partially dead GPU. If it's corrupt drivers that can be dealt with but a dying GPU will be a hefty replacement, to add a faulty PSU will also cause the issue you've stated since the lack of power/insufficient power to the GPU can cause the vertical lines to appear(artifacting).
 

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