Grahpics Card Overheating?
When playing games the computer monitor will go into stand-by mode just like it does when you turn off the computer through windows. Then when I turn the monitor off and back on, I get a black screen with a message saying,
Self Test G
Check PC and Signal Cable R
Monitor is Working B
This message flashes on and off the screen for a while and then the montior goes back into stand-by mode. The only way to turn off the PC is by the power button. The only time this happens is while gaming. I checked the CPU, motherboard, and HDD, temps and they seem fine. I don't know how to check the graphics temps but I recently installed this graphics card and then a short while after installing it (less than a week) it started doing this.
The system specs:
mainboard: First International Computer, Inc. AU31
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD TCB431B
Northbridge: nVidia nForce2 IGP
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2800+
Memory: DDR-SDRAM PC3200 (200 MHz) - [DDR-400]
Video Card: ATI RADEON 9600Pro AGP 128MB
Monitor: emachines eView 17f3 17" CRT (Plug and Play)
Operating System: Windows XP Home SP2
Direct X Version: 9.0c
I think perhaps the video card might be overheating? I dont' know where to check the temps on it though, I looked in the BIOS hardware monitor, the Catalys Control Center, and in PC Wizard. How can I check the temps of the video card?