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Something wrong with my graphic card

I have this Gefore FX 5500, for like 6 months i've been playing 3d games using this graphic card i don't seem to have any problems with it, but when i stopped playing 3D games i've been having problems with my screen, after an hour using my pc, the screen would go blinking for like 3 secs and screen would go blank and pc won't respond i have to restart and it would go back to normal but after sometime it would go black again and sometimes a portion of the screen, like half of it, would go black then pc froze.. i had it checked the technician just said about resetting the VGA and it will go back to normal, but i'm still having the same prob...

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  • era_p3 Sep 14, 2007

    thanks a lot.. i did what you said but same thing
    it's probably my card, but i can't open the box since it's still under warranty, i was just hoping i could fix it by googling or asking experts over the net so i don't have to bring it to the shop.. but it seems i really have to..but right now i'm using my internal vga.. i'm cool for now.. maybe i'll bring it on the weekends...
    thanks a lot



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Same solution as earlier user.
fx 5500 has conflicts with audio driver so try uninstalling it.also disable fastwrites in bios as well as in graphics properties advanced troubleshoot tab, disable write combining.Hope this helps.

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Try using the pc while you are in POST press Pause at startup. if it persists then its your card. then do the following -Clean the contacts with an eraser. also check your drivers. -check if your card heats up

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