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Screen error?

by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 5:54 AM PST

My computer gets randomly dead screen

Screen color will be different (blue, red, orange, gray etc)
and there are vertical stripes.

It happens really often, sometiems im in network, reading news and it happens and same problem wheile i am playing games.

All drivers have been updated and downloaded + I reinstalled windows 7 several times, but nothing have changed.

If i will get that screen error, i have to restart my computer.

Any suggestions?

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Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:09 AM PST
In reply to: Screen error?

Make, model, age, canned air to the heat sinks, a story.

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Re: screen error
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:10 AM PST
In reply to: Screen error?

If it isn't a software error (because you have good drivers and a good OS) it's a hardware error.

It's either the monitor or the videocard. A monitor might be easier to replace, so maybe better start with that. Just swap one with a friend or family member.

If it continues, swap the monitors again, so you have your own back, and get another videocard. They aren't so very difficult to install. Be sure it isn't of a much higher class, with a much higher power usage, because you would need a new PSU then also.


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by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 6:18 AM PST
In reply to: Re: screen error

In my pc:

Gigabyte GA 970A
DDR3 8GB ram
AMD fx-8120 3.1G/16M
550W chieftec
Rafeon HD 7850 2GB

Before i had GTX 550 ti, but it was with defect and i replaced it with radeon.
And now with it all that problems, but computer company tested hardware and told it is ok and all working well

Could it be that my powersupply is weak?

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That PSU has 25A +12V Rails.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:27 AM PST
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" according to anandtech, the 7950 takes 289w on load, so 289w/12v=24 amps on the gpu alone, so if your psu can hold off 24 amps coninuously without any fluctuations, its possible to make it though "

I expect this setup to be less than stable. It's much too close to the PSU rating to suggest this would be (again) stable.

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Yes the model is one off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:39 AM PST

Could not find anything closer. Why did this shop push the PSU so hard? Too bad they didn't put in a SINGLE RAIL PSU which sidesteps that issue.

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by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 6:37 AM PST
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+ Computer is 3 months old.
And processor cooler : Arctic Freezer 13 PWM

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If it's 3 months old ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 24, 2012 8:21 PM PST
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and not working well, it's a warranty issue. Although their test says it's working well, obviously it isn't. So let them fix it, whatever it is.


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About READING NEWS. Try the usual.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 6:40 AM PST
In reply to: Screen error?

Get on a search page and type this in so you can choose the answer you like.


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you mean`?
by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 6:58 AM PST

Do you mean this?

1.Right click on the desktop and select select Screen Resolution
2.On the window that opens up, click on the Advanced Settings link
3.Select the Troubleshoot tab, then click Change Settings
4.Move the Hardware acceleration slider towards none to reduce or turn off video hardware acceleration. d. Click OK, and then click Restart Now.

I can't click on change settings there ( its locked ) im on windows 7

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Never read that on the search I noted.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2012 3:52 PM PST
In reply to: you mean`?

Where did you get that from the search I noted?

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by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 4:22 PM PST


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by Fr3aky2 / November 23, 2012 5:42 PM PST
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1 thing more, when i will get that screen, then music or sounds keep playing.

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Disable Flash Hardware Acceleration.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2012 12:19 AM PST
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There are too many pages on that. The method you wrote is like you google's Disable Hardware Acceleration and forget the word Flash.

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just added picture
by Fr3aky2 / November 24, 2012 7:52 PM PST
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(NT) Good but is flash hardware acceleration off?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 1:55 AM PST
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