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Old 08-12-2006, 12:20 PM   #1
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Now I believe this might be a video card problem. Which I am hoping because I just bought it. Anyway for some reason. I'll just be browsing the internet or something, and my screen will just go out. The green LED on my monitor will switch from green to red. Which means there's no video going to it. I then always have to reboot. Does anyone know what I can do for this to stop? I'm running a Pentium 4 with 3ghz, 1.5 GB of RAM. And my video card is a Nvidia 6800 XT. Any help would be appricated.
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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Is your system cooled well? What are the temps of your components? What PSU have you got?
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u running beta by a chance?
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:56 PM   #4
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My computer is fine inside. The temperatures are not high at all. And I'm not running any Beta software. I think it might be a problem with the video card. That's all I can think of.
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There's the temperatures of my computer.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:19 PM   #6
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All your power readings are low, what wattage is your psu, especially amps on the 12v rail(s)
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:24 PM   #7
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I have a 550 watt power supply.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:27 PM   #8
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Can you try the card in a different pc?
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:28 PM   #9
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Nah, this is the only computer I have that I am able to take apart and test with.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:31 PM   #10
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Loss of output to the monitor is usually psu or as you suspect, the card itself, although you state you have a 550w psu it is the amps on the 12v rail(s) that is of major importance. What other devices are drawing 12v power, e.g. fans, drives etc ?
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I have 1 CPU fan. 1 Case Fan. DVD Drive CD-RW Drive. and the other regular stuff. I don't have much running on my computer at all.
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It's kind of pointing to the card then isn't it, I guess you should think about RMA then.
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Old 08-17-2006, 07:43 PM   #13
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I have noticed that it happens most of the time when I am on message boards like these ones. I'll be scrolling the site when it happens.
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that psu is fine, to make a system crash with really low voltages you need like 11.00 on 12V to make a system crash when it needs voltage
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Now I believe this might be a video card problem. Which I am hoping because I just bought it. Anyway for some reason. I'll just be browsing the internet or something, and my screen will just go out. The green LED on my monitor will switch from green to red. Which means there's no video going to it. I then always have to reboot. Does anyone know what I can do for this to stop? I'm running a Pentium 4 with 3ghz, 1.5 GB of RAM. And my video card is a Nvidia 6800 XT. Any help would be appricated.
If infact you did just buy this, if you cannot resolve the screen issue, i would just send it back for a new card.
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