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Old 04-23-2007, 06:07 AM   #1
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Hi I hope you will be able to advise me.

I have been having probs with my PC freezing or going to a black screen for a few seconds or so when I try and open a document or surf the web. It seems to only happen for a few minutes once I start up the PC and settles down then.

I think it may be related to the Graphics Accelerator but am not sure. I have to go to Properties etc ad move the Hardware acceleration to the right,

Can someone explain if a PC comes with separate Graphics card or is it built in to the CPU and how can I determine if it is a graphic problem

Sorry to be confusing

Many thanks in anticipation
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:17 AM   #2
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On some motherboards the Graphics card is on board. Open your computer and have alook see where your VGA cable goes if its external which it probbly is. Try re-seating it and see if its in properly, then run DirectX and run some diagnostics see what comes up
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What are the specs of your pc? It sounds like its under a bit stress when its first booting up, because your system will be loading AV products etc at startup. I wouldnt worry about it if it only happens for a few mins when booting up.
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On some motherboards the Graphics card is on board. Open your computer and have alook see where your VGA cable goes if its external which it probbly is. Try re-seating it and see if its in properly, then run DirectX and run some diagnostics see what comes up
Hi and thanks for the reply but can you explain what the VGA cable is please. My computer knowledge is not the best lol I am a thick Yorkie lol
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Its the cable connecting your moinitor to your PC. It has 2 screwy things at the back


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Its the cable connecting your moinitor to your PC. It has 2 screwy things at the back


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Thanks i found that now how do i do checks on DirectX please
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Thanks i found that now how do i do checks on DirectX please
To test direct x, goto start > run and type dxdiag
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http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/default.mspx

if you dont have it download it from there.

if you do have it what raffaz said
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Thanks for your help I have done the checks and all seems well.
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could be just what raffaz said with your computer being under stress, what is your system specs?
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