March 23rd, 2006, 12:22 PM
Hmm odd graphic intensive progs..
intermittant... .. yeh ..
It is VERY probable that circuitry in the monitor is on the fritz.. how old the monitor?.. if the monitor is close to its specifications with the resolution it is running.. you can and will get that symptom.. typicly when the line osc is out of sync.. ..
Certainly follow the good advice given.. check your cables, check your video card... PAY ATTENTION as to when this happens.. HOW long has the PC been running.. is it in the middle of the day, late at night.. is it HOT or COLD in the room..
When the symptoms appear.. wriggle the data cables at the back of the monitor.. then at the back of the tower.. slap the side of the monitor (seriously.. about bitch slap hard.. stinging hand not hurting..oh you dont want to knock the monitor off the desk.. it could land on someones foot)..
On the video card end of things.. I would only fiddle here after you have cleared the monitor and data cables and connector.. I asked about heat before.. be aware that a video cards can have cooling fans.. thes can and do fail.. causing over heating and the all video stops..
WAIT: Question.. When you lose Video.. HOW do you get the display back? is it after a complete shutdown? do you have to leave the PC off for a while?..or just a simple restart? what?
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March 23rd, 2006, 02:37 PM
My computer is an Emachines i bought from wallmart i upgraded the memory to 1gig
and put a 9550 ATI radeon graphics card in it when the monitor goes black and says
NO VIDEO i do a complete shutdown and dont run the game
or program that made it malfunction. and everything seems to be normal again
March 23rd, 2006, 10:35 PM
Undies~ is quite right, it could be the monitor.
But, you said:
Please go to the ATI site and make sure that you have the latest drivers for your card. I am afraid that ATI are somewhat lacking in that department
and put a 9550 ATI radeon graphics card in it
If you upgraded the graphics card can you try it with the old card? If you get the same problem then that points to the display/monitor
If you have onboard graphics, have you disabled them in your BIOS settings?
March 23rd, 2006, 10:40 PM
yes ill check to make sure the driver is updated
March 23rd, 2006, 10:50 PM