Could this be Graphics card problem related?

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    Every now and again, while doing whatever (surfing Internet etc..) My Monitor screen will go black for about a second, and then back to normal, It seems to be refreshing. I've downloaded and installed the latest drivers, but it still happens, So I'm wondering if this could be a Graphics card problem? like if its about to fail or something o_O
     
  2. Spysnake

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    Yes, it could be a graphics card problem. But it could be also related to the monitor itself, or the cable between those two. I'd start with replacing the cable and checking the connections. If the problem doesn't go away, it would be good if you got an another monitor for testing whether it is the graphics card which does that.
     
  3. siberianwolf

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    90% gpu problem. 10% what spy said.
    source: seen it happen 4 or 5 times w/ friends' pc's. all of'em was gpu caused issues. they replaced the gpu w/ a better one and the problem was gone.
     
  4. Ranget

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    yeah it's happening to my computer

    i need to change the GPU :rolleyes: thinking about changing it
     
  5. lodore

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    which graphics card have you got? and when it returns do you see any message in the right hand corner?
     
  6. axial

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    If you haven't yet done so, you might remove your current card and examine it for signs of dust, as a graphics card running too hot can sometimes lead to intermittent display weirdness.
     
  7. DVD+R

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    glad you solved it. :thumb:
     
  9. Noob

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    LOL nice replacement :D
    I'm still rocking my 9600GT after 3 years and it still play almost all games maxed out or at high settings ( Mostly due to my screen been 1024x768 ) :D
     
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