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 03/31/2004 04:56 PM
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Although im not sure as to what might cause this, and i did a TON of minor tweaking of my XP installation.... but nothing affecting any visual nature...
the heat seems to be ok... and everything seems to be fine, but when i woke up this morning after leaving my computer on all night... i couldnt do anything, because of some odd visual errors.... it looked like someone took the first thing that shows up in.. lets say... the start menu, and spread it out all over it.. so you couldnt even click anything in it...
it was rather odd...
if you have any idea's or suggestions.. please let me know

the 2600+ processor is the only thing that i can think of, as i never had this problem, and JUST installed it no more than 24 hours ago..

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 03/31/2004 05:39 PM
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It could just be a lock up thing running a screen saver just reboot and watch it for a while. Could have been power!

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 03/31/2004 05:44 PM
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Video problems are usually due to the video card itself or the video card drivers...

I overclocked my AGP card, one day the picture was all messed up...I cleaned the heatsink and fan on the agp card and the problem went away...have never had that problem again.

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 04/01/2004 12:05 AM
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Although im at work right now (ARGH! [content edited] night shift!
i never have a screen saver on, although the only changes i can think of that i've made twords the video at all.. would be changing my monitor from 60 hertz to 70...
but my monitor claims to support 70.. i was informed that could cause it, so i switched it back to 60...
also, the errors happened while i was asleep, so a timeframe of idle time, is something im lacking, and wishing i wasnt...
Power on the other hand could be the issue...
i have a 300 watt Psu, and im running two 120 maxtor hd's, and a 40 maxtor, and a tdk 48x burner, along with an 8500 radeon, SB live, and a network card, a case fan, and a cooler master areo 7 (although bulky and awkward.. it does the job, really well)
since this my first time ever putting so much power through any pc i've ever built / owned... i figure that it might have something to do with it..
any feedback is appriciated and im very grateful for all your help...


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Saphire ATI Radeon x850xt @ 560/580 -SOLD-... Had to make ends meet.
 04/01/2004 12:21 AM
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AMD says 300 watts for a minimal system if its old and not a good quality? If its marginal with that load and you get a little dip in you house voltage? Could be its warning you its going to die?

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welp, time to unplug the 120's and wait untill i can get a 400+ watt psu...
any advice or preferences on brand or wattage i should get?
i've never bought a psu before, as all of my cases have come with sufficient psu's untill this point in time....

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Ah... looks like its time to abandon work for a few and unplug that

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Opty 170 @ 2.5ghz
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2gig gskill @ DDR456 - 2.5-3-3-6
Saphire ATI Radeon x850xt @ 560/580 -SOLD-... Had to make ends meet.
 04/07/2004 12:13 AM
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In my endless search to make my system slowly better (And with a nessesity) and within a very tight budget.... i bought an alliance 500watt psu... for 70 bucks..
A very nice deal compaired to most other psu's i looked at, and it also seems to be of a very good brand (i've never bought a psu before, the stock ones on cases have always been good to me before)
My visual errors stoped happening, but never happened again after i first posted here and unplugged most of my hardware. i put in my new psu, plugged everything back in, and everything seems to be fine... i hope all is well..

oddly enough the new psu dropped my heat 3C... wich is nice also...

anyway, thanks for all your help people, you all rock

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Opty 170 @ 2.5ghz
Asus A8N32 SLI Deluxe
2gig gskill @ DDR456 - 2.5-3-3-6
Saphire ATI Radeon x850xt @ 560/580 -SOLD-... Had to make ends meet.
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