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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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  • robsdad Nov 06, 2007

    my pci e video card stop working then the on board video stop the the computer would power up but hte hard drive would not power up

  • Michael Tso Mar 05, 2008

    I tried to add the PCI-E video card. I also goto windows xp and disable the on-board video driver. Doesn't help. It still uses the on-board video. If I disable the frame buffer size. The machine won't boot at all. However, the PCI video card will work fine.

    PS: For some reasons, I am able to use the PCI-E video card once. However, when I switch to the other PCI-E video card, it fails again. : (

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. When I first installed a pci-e card worked well, automatically disabled on-board video then. A year and a half later I try to install a new card and nothing. pc comes on no video, hdd doesn't go through the motions.

  • Michael Tso Dec 10, 2008

    I still have the same problem. Now, I am using the on-board video. BTW, does anyone have the restore CD/DVD? I still have the 4G partition, but I don't have the startup media to create the restore CD.



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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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