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Solutions for possible GPU/Monitor problem?


caladeus

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Hello,

I have a desktop PC with the following:

4.00 GB RAM ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8200 @ 2.66GHz 64-bit Win7 Acer v193wv monitor

I have the latest drivers, I have the sides of the PC removed and I have just cleaned the whole thing a few days ago.

Usual temperatures on normal even when games are running.

I regularly use registry cleaner, namely Advanced System Care Pro 6 and CCCleaner, as well ESET NOD32 6 as well

the problem:

Sometimes the monitor goes blank, I can still hear the sounds for around 5-7 seconds, then goes silent, the fans and power are up, and I have to reboot the PC because it reacts to nothing else. When on Skype, the other half can hear me until everything goes silent.

Sometimes after this happens, I have to restart the PC several times as for some reason the monitor does not connect to the PC, it displays an error message "cable not connected". However, when I connect the monitor to the default PC input after that error message, the display works but not if I plug it into the graphics card.

When it happens, I check the temperature of everything and it does not seem to be the problem.

Suggestions? Thank you a lot

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Woolwell

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Possible hardware failure(s), could be graphics card or in the worst case mother board. But I'm not the best person to reply about this. You need the hardware experts.

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Chronos the 2nd

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Sounds like a faulty graphics card. Try and remove it and reseating it. It would be useful to know the exact model of the GPU rather than just the series, IE: 5700.

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wee eddie

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Before you go buying all sorts of new kit, try re-seating the Graphics Card

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caladeus

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Additional details:

ATI Radeon 5750 HD Total available graphics memory 2495 MB Dedicated graphics memory 1024 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 1471 MB Display adapter driver version 12.104.0.0 Primary monitor resolution 1440x900 DirectX version DirectX 10

2x Super Talent T800UX4GV5 2GB DDR2-SDRAM RAM, http://www.eio.com/p-22845-super-talent-t800ux4gv5-ddr2-800-4gb-2x2gb-cl6-dual-channel-memory-kit.aspx

Brand & Model of the PSU PSU: Asus Green ROHS 400W (Model: EXDA40RC0)

Brand & Model of the Mobo ASUS P5GC-MX/1333

I am looking for a rather temporary solution as my PC is a fairly old IDE PC and I want to build a new one but wont be able to afford it sooner than half a year or so

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