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riggse

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i have a Asus p5n32e sli plus mobo and a intel core2 duo cpu. my video cards a 7950 xfx gtx.

i had an issue with my comp for a while now. i finally took it in to comp renissance here in nashiville tn, and was told that it was a bad cpu. i called intel and they agreed to cover the warranty and sent me a new one in return for the bad one. once recieved and installed i boot my comp and it run fine for about 10 minutes. i started a game i normally play online, EVE and it locks up and gets all grainy and choppy. i get nothing with ctrl alt del so i reset my system. asus logon comes up really choppy. with little boxes flashing with check marks and hearts all over em. it does boot though and goes into windows. i try to reset my video driver via dc and online. but no difference. i even plugged in a different drive and tried to reinstall xp...but nothing changed. i get no beeps other than the normal beep...but now it wont go into windows at all unless im in safe mode and then its still bad screen...any ideas?

i tried to go into my bios and reset defaults, and even tried to reset by jumper. and nothing...and its issues even exist in the bios...
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Is you computer still under warranty? If so, bring it back at once for a complete checkup.
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it is under warranty, and atm its at the shop. i was hoping id get a bit more in the way of tech response from posting on this site though. a bit disappointing really
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Since the problem exists even at BIOS level it points to a faulty hardware. It can be the video card, memory, overheating or faulty CPU, BIOS itself, a bus or a chip on the motherboard etc etc. To pinpoint the problem you must make a step by step diagnosis. Quite often these problems are caused by faulty video card, and that's where I would probably begin.
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Well,,,it seems it the video card and nothing else. the techs at the shop plugged it up with another card and it worked fine for the entire day. so i relay to anyone who googles video card problems... dont believe all you read, cause if i had id be rma-ing my mobo atm. as i was told on countless sites (not this one) that if the video problem exsists on the bios lvl...then its most likely an issue with the mother board..

Now i just have to get XFX to reply to my now 6 day old support ticket...i have always used Asus in the past. they are a bit more expensive but i have never had a problem with any of their cards. mobo is different story, but when i called to talk about a replacement with Asus, they were on the ball. 15 days to get a new one. in box and retailed equiped.
my best experience yet, was with intel. my cpu died and it took from the day i shipped the old one off, 5 days to get the new one. and they offered to ship it out the day i reported the issue. but wanted me to give a 25.oo sec deposit till they recieved the old one. so i opted to pass on that one.

so intel...5 stars
Asus..4.5 stars
XFX....as of now...0 stars. be warned when buying form these guys. ill keep this part updated...btw XFX offers a lifetime warranty on my card and most others. (so they say)
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