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Computer still running but only shows up on monitor every few seconds?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by nuwinator, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. nuwinator New Member

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    I replaced the video card but it still has the problem. The video will show up then fade out and random come back up again then go away. The computer remains running though. What may be the cause of this? I have had this desktop for 3-4 years now. The monitor has no issue either.
     
  2. mlee49

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    Couple of questions:

    What are the specs?

    What OS?

    Does the OS specifically, recover? Or just act like nothing happened?
     
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    first you need to check monitor. the cables too
    if its ok then check your os and driver
     
  4. Mussels

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    sounds to me like a problem with the video card, its drivers are crashing causing it to reset, and then it comes back up only to crash again.

    you say you replaced the video card and that the monitor isnt the issue - so you've ruled out two options without telling us HOW you ruled them out.

    HOW do you know the monitor is not the issue?
     

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