Display cutting out frequently - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2007, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2
Default Display cutting out frequently

Hi there,
At first my counter-strike was starting to lag very badly after not having problems with it before, I tried reinstalling the game a number of times howver nothing happened, though my cs source and dod source which require alot higher specifications work fine. All of a sudden when I boot my computer the monitor cuts out when it gets to the Windows XP boot screen and I have to turn the computer off and back on a number of times before I can get to my login screen without it cutting off. Also when my computer goes into sleep for a long period of time the display will cut off after coming back on for a second. Note I have all the latest video card drivers installed. This problem points straight to my graphics card, so I installed a perfectly working older graphics card from my other computer, and had problems with that too, which is leading me to believe it could be something else! problem is I dont have a clue what to do now..
help would be appreciated

my hardware specs are the following:
AMD Athlon 64 3700+
1.5gb ram
GeCube Radeon 9600 Pro
Gigabye GA-K8NS Pro Mobo

by the way going a bit offtopic, I have two sticks of ram, a 512mb and 1gb stick, I have the 512 installed into the first slot. I was wondering if it makes any difference which slots the larger and smaller sticks are installed in. thanks

dotdot is offline  
Old 05-07-2007, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
Super Techie
Stevo808's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 381
Send a message via AIM to Stevo808
Default Re: Display cutting out frequently

ati 9600? Maybe a higher Graphics card would be allot better and try switching to some other RAM that could be the problem also, might be defective or going out and yes put the 1gig stick first and then the 512 second. Check out your monitor also.


Stevo808 is offline  
Old 05-08-2007, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Liverpool, UK
Posts: 511
Default Re: Display cutting out frequently

Have you tried with just the 1 gig stick in? Have you cleaned the fans with compressed air lately, possibly overheating on the graphics card.
HAF 932 -- ASUS P8Z68-V
Intel i5 @ 4.5Ghz -- CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Plus
8GB Corsair Vengeance Jet Black 1600MHz -- 2x XFX ATi Radeon HD 6970 2GB
Raze664 is offline  
Old 05-09-2007, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 2
Default Re: Display cutting out frequently

hi there, thanks for the responses.
I switched the ram around so that the 1gb stick was in the first slot and had removed the 512mb stick. The system beep turned into an unusually long beep and the display did not show anything at all, so I put the ram back in as it normally is, and the same thing happened! So I was fed up and took everything off the motherboard, installed a 350W PSU and put all the parts back, with the 1gb in the first slot and the 512mb in the second. The computer wouldnt even power up with the 350W PSU, so back in went the 450W. Somehow taking everything out and putting it back made the computer work with a normal beep, however I am still having the display problems...
maybe its time to take it to the computer shop...
dotdot is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Build Won't Display ANYTHING mvpo.geo Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 8 07-17-2007 02:19 AM
Widescreen Display (16:9) with Nvidia GeForce 7300le?? discoverydrafting Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 0 04-26-2007 04:43 PM
help with display issue Ezekiel Microsoft Windows and Software 1 04-16-2007 09:20 PM

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.