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Gt4010 I bought a gt4010 about a 18 months ago.  It started changing colors on the screen to a green shade briefly.  Then it became longer and longer.  Sometimes it will go weeks between incidents.  Then they became more frequent.  Then  it would not boot past the BIOS screen ( press f2 for boot order and press f10  for bios )This screen was not stable. 3  Vertical small white lines unsteady run on the screen.  I  reformatted and reinstalled.  The color change is still evident.  Ran everest on it and the tempature of the processor was steady 40 degrees C. I tried to replace the video card and the Geeks told me something was wrong with the PCI-E slot because they could not get an add on video card to work.This machine has a total of 3 G ram.  Vista.I installed a 600 watt power supply and nothing changed.Because of the steady  processor temp, I do not feel the processor is bad, but I cannot explain the failure to boot.  Please help.  I do not know if I should get the same Motherboard and reuse the processor and memory, or throw it all away

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Get a new  Motherboard. See if that works, seems like you've checked everything else.  Good Luck!

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