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11-Jan-2009, 10:31 PM #1
Solved: Can't keep applications running
It first started with any game I tried to play, the monitor just blinked off and an "signal out of range" notice popped up. No game works, not even one on Steam. Then when I was on the web, the mouse stopped working in one dimension, usually the vertical, and a few seconds later the monitor did its thing. Now, when working in MS WORD the monitor just blinks off.

Monitor is a ViewSonic ViewPanel VG150B; eight years old so it has given me all I paid for and then some -- my suspicion is that the problem is the monitor but I am not sure.
System specs:
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional (5.0, Build 2195) Service Pack 4
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
System Model: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BIOS: BIOS Date: 09/08/05 12:57:54 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1022MB RAM
Page File: 332MB used, 2125MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINNT
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

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DxDiag Notes
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DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

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DirectX Debug Levels
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Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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Display Devices
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Card name: RADEON 9800 PRO
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: RADEON 9800 PRO AGP (0x4E48)

Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Default Monitor
Monitor Max Res:
Driver Name: ati2dvag.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.6599 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)

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Sound Devices
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Description: Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI
Driver Version: 5.12.0001.2047 (English)
Driver Provider: Creative Technology Ltd.

Don't know how much of that is necessary, but one can ignore the irrelevant.
Any ideas?
Thanks for your time,
Krivoi Rog
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12-Jan-2009, 12:32 AM #2
actually that is the way I would prefer people to post thats just the right amount of info to tell us about your system with out over doing it.

there's a really good chance it is the screen, but I have also herd that the 9800 agp pro has some werd problems. so before you go spend $150 on a screen try it out on a friends monitor.
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12-Jan-2009, 01:27 AM #3
Have you ruled out overheating issues inside your case?
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12-Jan-2009, 01:51 AM #4
I have been running the Radeon for about three years with nary a glitch, but it was used and is old. Will hook up another fan I got hanging around, so we'll see. Thank you both for the quick reply.
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14-Jan-2009, 12:42 AM #5
It's just that I've seen so many PC's and so many PC owners wondering why they have problems "all of the sudden" then I look at their PC's and they are either clogged with dust and never been cleaned, or a fan has stopped working and there is obvious signs of overheating. A simple hardware monitor (software) can read the various components and tell you if they are getting hot, even if the software isn't exactly accurate to the degree.
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25-Jan-2009, 08:48 PM #6
I run Asusprob and keep my box clean so it is not a matter of negligence, though I certainly am capable of (not)doing things that could be seen as such {grin}. I am now of the opinion that my problem is my video card, as I read in another post, if it was my monitor I would not be getting any image, not even on the web. So, I've started a new piggybank. Sigh, I hate being patient about such stuff -- I want it NOW!
Thanks for your help.
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