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monitor randomly turns off and on..

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  1. ambient182

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    it all started when i changed my x1050 radeon for a geforce 8500 gt video card..... then all this started happening... oddly a friend of mine also has vista and has the same problem when he used his galaxy geforce card... any help would be great and sorry for the trouble
     
  2. reddwarf1387

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    what size power supply do you have??
     
  3. ambient182

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    500 watts power supply.. its a new case... as for my friend i think he has the same 500 watts power supply... i just updated my driver via nvidia website and am hoping the problem would go away

    thanks for your time
     
  4. ambient182

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    just after i posted the reply my screen just turned black and on again so that answers my question about the driver theory.... as for the turning off and on part i would describe it as one giant flicker from time to time... i usually lasts less than a second and is pretty annoying when im doing work on my pc

    thanks for your time
     
  5. reddwarf1387

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    do you have the same mother board maybe you could try updating your bios
    its most likely not PSU problems as you have a 500 and it only requires a 300.

    make sure everything is up to date and see if you still have the problem
     
  6. ambient182

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    ill try that... as soon i figure out whats my motherboard... its already a year old i forgot what model it is
    but anyways thanks for the advice
     
  7. reddwarf1387

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    no problem this program will tell you about your board

    http://cpuid.com/ good luck i hope this helps you out
     
  8. ambient182

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    thanks i cant thank you enough.... ill try it out and post if the problem still continues
     
  9. ambient182

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    sorry after updating the bios the problem still continues... im using vista by the way... and ive heard that nvidia has problems with vista... might this be one of them?
     
  10. reddwarf1387

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    could be a problem with vista when does it usually happen are you playing games during this time. you could try getting a different driver just to make sure you do have the latest drivers from nvidia oh and by the way what is the model of video card your friend has ..
     
  11. ambient182

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    the giant flick is random, sometimes its with games,sometimes its when my desktop is idle.... but ever since i updated my bios the flick happens less now.... also i have the latest driver for my video card, my friends video card is a galaxy 7 series.. i dont know the exact model... sorry but his problem happened just when he upgraded to vista for his computer
     
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    try putting the other video card back in see if the problem continues
     
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