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  1. ulysses55

    ulysses55 Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,
    Over the last month I've been having some strange problems with my Pc. The monitor Screen After about 2 hours of playing games starts to go dark for a fews secs then light then dark again. This happens until I stop playing games. The Monitor is alright again.Put the game back on and it starts again. But it doesn't do it all the time.

    The first time this happened, my pc wouldn't boot up again and my bios got scambled completely. The tech guy had to replace it and flash it. My power box also died.

    Today it started again. I turned the game off and rebooted. I put the game back on and it started again. So I shut down my pc waited a minuite and rebooted.Halve way thru booting up my pc shuts down on me and reboots itself going on to the blue scandisk screen.

    So what do you think is the problem?

    *Monitor going on me?
    *cpu or mobo over heating?
    *Graphics Card overheating?

    When I first boot up in the morning the monitor has light green lines across the screen for about 10mins or so.

    My system is

    Proview 19" monitor
    Soltek Drv5 mobo
    Amd Athlon xp 1800+
    Asus Geforce4 Ti 4200
    Win98se
    256mb ddr 2100 ram

    Thanks in Advance

    Uly
     
  2. ulysses55

    ulysses55 Thread Starter

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    Nobody has any Idea's??

    Uly
     
  3. Ronnie151

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    try your monitor on a different mschine to see if it works there, if it does then it could be your vedio card going bad.
     
  4. mobo

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    I owuld be inclined to think the video card is overheating a little. Try reducing its core speed if you can and see what happens.
     
  5. suesman

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    I would have to agree with mobo. It does sound like the video card is overheating. Does it do this with all games? Did it just start doing it at once?
     
  6. ulysses55

    ulysses55 Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys for your Advice.

    It's definately an overheating issue. I've been testing my pc over the last couple of days.

    I went and got a desktop fan. When I started to see the screen flicker, I put the desktop fan on into the case and the flicker stops.

    Still not sure if it's the mobo, vid card or cpu?

    but most likely the vid card right?

    why would this happen now? Had the Vid card, cpu and mobo in for a good 6 months now. All fans are working.

    Thanks guys for all your advice

    Uly
     
  7. Brockman

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    I had a monitor once that was doing that and it was the monitor going bad, and it wasent even a year old.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    Dust buildup inside the case, fan stopped working, decay of thermal compound on processor or video hsf.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    Add to that blocked intake / exhaust of cooling air.
     
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