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What could cause my VIDEO CARD to fail?

While using PC screen flickered, then went black. Monitor checks OK. Rebooted. Display worked for 5 to 10 minutes, then flickered and went black. After three more reboots, display stayed black.

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This could be a simple failure of your video card. However, I had this happen and found out it was a heat sink that had come loose from my motherboard. (Heat sinks are the aluminum blocks, with fins, on top of CPUs on your motherboard, or on advanced graphic cards.)

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check ur ram. also reseat the video card.

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