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Problems with video card or something else?


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Lotos

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Hi,
I've had this problem for a couple of months, but now it became just unbearable. After using my computer for a couple of minutes, first my screen starts blinking (turns black and then shows up again). Then, it just completely freezes and I cannot do anything after that but to restart the machine. I need to leave it for a couple of minutes to cool down to be able to turn it back on again. So, I was thinking it is my video card that is causing this problem. My card is GF4 Ti4200-8x OTES from Abit. First I noticed problems with the card when I was playing games, the graphics would just go crazy and I would see black lines across the screen while playing after some time. When I bought the card, there was no such problem, but after a year, it started happening. Now, I am thinking of getting a new video card, but I am not sure if maybe something else may be causing this, not the card?

Help is appreciated.
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01 – Lotos [Video Card Problem]
25th April 2006

Lotos – Welcome to – Geeks to Go –

After using my computer for a couple of minutes, first my screen starts blinking (turns black and then shows up again). Then, it just completely freezes and I cannot do anything after that but to restart the machine.


Several causes –
1- Check/verify Video Card Fan is operating correctly
2- Check Temperatures & Voltages

Need to know Make & Model # of PSU & Motherboard You can download Free Home Edition of Everest to locate sme of information and to measure Temperatures – Fan Speed - & Voltages -
http://www.filehippo...d_everest_home/

If Power Supply has marginal 12V output when it heats up would be another cause
Check CPU Fan Assembly for proper Fan Operation and for severe – Dust Buildup -

Video Card
http://www.pcextreme...luro-otes8x.php

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Hi,
Thanks for your reply. I checked the fans for the video card and CPU, and they are all working. I also have 4 other case fans working non-stop. The temperature of my CPU is 52C (126F) and for the motherboard 28C (82F). I do not know if this is bad or good. I cannot see the temperature of my video card's GPU though. My motherboard is Asus P4P800S. CPU is Intel Pentium 4, 2600 MHz (13 x 200). Total memory I have is 1022 MB. I do not know what to do now, buy a new video card or not?

Your help is appreciated.
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