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Graphics Card, Causing Computer to Freeze


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A few weeks ago my computer began playing up. Specifically it would freeze, whatever was last on the screen would just stay there, and no input (mouse, keyboard) was accepted. I opened up the case and took a look at the graphics card, noticing how covered in dust it was. So I pulled it out and removed as much dust as I could. Returning the graphics card the error disappeared, so I assume it was overheating, causing it to freeze.

My current problem is a little diffrerent. The computer now freezes whenever I open a full screen window. Any game which is full screen, media player when I full screen, anything at all that tries to full screen will cause the computer to freeze. When this happens the mouse can still be moved around the screen, but I am forced to reboot. Looking at my previous problem I would assume it was a hardware problem with my graphics card, but seeing as it relates specifically to creating a fullscreen window I'm not too sure.

My specs are:
Pentium 4 2.53GHz
Geforce Ti4200
512 MB RAM

Any help would be much appreciated :tazz:
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Try unistalling and reinstalling the drivers for the card.
Is the fan on the card spinning?
Make sure the fan connector on the card did not come loose

Could you list your temps?

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It works :tazz:

Reinstalled the Driver and took out the video card, making sure the fan connector was secure.

Hopefully it will stay working ;)

Thanks
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your welcome
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