My computer used to work fine. I moved and in transit something happened. when i boot up, the screen flickers, makes the computer lag and run really slow. I thought it was a hard drive problem so I reloaded the OS. Once i got everything up and running the card went to install it self. Once I reboot, it uses the drivers and makes it do the flickering problem again. Ive tried uninstalling the drivers on safe mode and installing them and nothing. Right now it runs, somewhat ok, I just cant use anything requiring a flash player. I got it to at least run that way by uninstalling the drivers and rebooting. It loads them again automatically when I reboot but doesnt take affect until I reboot again, so i just leave the computer on all the time. Still I would like to fix this problem so I can see flash sites like youtube. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: video card is giving me problems
Make sure the videocard is set in the slot. You should remove and reseat the videocard. Then go to:
and download the latest video drivers from here and try installing them again.
Old video driver can kill!!!
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Hi James, Considering its under warranty, there's not much point in trying to repair or adjust the card settings to get it to work properly. This would certainly void any warranty it may have which means you would have to buy a new one anyway. Best would be to take it back & get a replacement. Best wishes, Graemevm
There are three choices here...bad screen, bad connection, or bad video card, if the card is integrated onto the motherboard, then that part of the motherboard could be bad. If you have access to another monitor or a TV with a vga input, try the computer with another monitor. If you get a signal on that other monitor then you know you either had a bad connection with the other monitor or you lost the screen on the old one. Go back and reseat your video connections with the computer off. Don't ever remove or move cables to the monitor and video with the computer running...the screen can suffer permanent damage. If there is no signal on any monitor, then either you have a bad vga cord or your video graphics card had died.
if the monitor works fine on your laptop, the problem definitely is at the computer, possibly with the video card (if it is using one). it could have loose connection, or parts might have damages. it seems the problem is intermittent so electronic component of the video card could have parts partially damages or leaky components. if your still using the motherboards built in video out put, try installing a new video card.
If it flicker continually that may well be either the video card (hopefully not part of the motherboard) or the monitor. Your best bet is to tt on someone else's machine. If it does not flicker then you probably have a bad (or soon to be very bad) video card. If, your video card is built into your machine, don't give up....you can buy a video card and install it....they are not expensive if you are not a big time gamer. Price ranges are anywhere from $8-20 if you are a normal PC user. Pricewatch.com can give you some insight. You will need to know what type of slot you have available....presumably AGP (but PCI, if you have an open slot on the motherboard, will also work....AGP is faster.)