I've been having trouble starting my computer for the past couple of months. And here's the weird thing, once it does start it works totally fine until i turn it off for a while and turn it back on.
This only occurs once my computer has been off for a few hours and i turn it on. If the computer was just on, and i turn it off and on, nothing weird happens.
When i turn it on, the motherboard beeps, but there's no signal to the monitor. I turn off the computer, and on again, the monitor gets a signal, but the screen is really messed up, with horizontal and vertical lines everywhere (even on the black screen at the very beginning). I turn the computer off and on again, and the third time the screen is good and everything works fine, no problems after that! i leave the computer on for many hours, i game, i watch movies, all sorts of stuff and nothing wrong happens. It only happens when i'm first starting the computer. And its usually the 3rd time turning it on that gets the computer working properly. Its almost as though it needs to be warmed up first before it starts to work properly.
My guess is its the video card. I reseated it, re-applied the thermal paste, but nothing seems to make this go away. And even if it was the video card, why would it work perfectly fine afterwards? It could also be the PSU, my Omega 1000watt PSU isn't exactly top-notch. But again, using the same logic as before, why would it work totally fine afterwards?
Has anyone heard of computers needing to be warmed up first? lol
it hasn't been a big problem, since i've gotten used to turning it on 3 times everyday.
thanks for any help.
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