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Windows 7: PC screen constantly shutting off

22 Aug 2012   #1
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
PC screen constantly shutting off

Hi All

My PC's display just went off while I was surfing the net...first I thought it was the screen, so I plugged in another screen, windows booted and same happened after a few minutes after startup...screen just goes off...Now to my knowledge it can be 2 things:

1. graphics card
2. RAM. Notes: I do not get any beep errors...

I would like to know, what are the best software available for testing RAM issues? Also, I am using AMI BIOS(american megatrends v7.4, 2009), how do I do the startup memory diagnostics? I know there is a shortcut for it...

Any other advice?

Also, I'm typing on the PC now that is giving me issues, don't know how long until display goes again...

Thank you


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22 Aug 2012   #2
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Try a DuckDuckGo or Google search for:

GeForce GTX 275 overheat

I found 20,000 hits - seems other have had this problem.

Regards,
GEWB
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23 Aug 2012   #3
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

thank you very much, this is a good answer..I think overheating might be the cause, since only one fan on my Display card works(it has 2)...but temp is stable at 43degrees Celsius and I don't play games
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23 Aug 2012   #4
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DextrousDave View Post
thank you very much, this is a good answer..I think overheating might be the cause, since only one fan on my Display card works(it has 2)...but temp is stable at 43degrees Celsius and I don't play games
If you don't play games, do you have a real "need" for a card with active cooling? I'm thinking you may only need a "basic" business type card that is passively cooled (and they are inexpensive).

Regards,
GEWB
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23 Aug 2012   #5
DextrousDave

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thank you for your answer and interest GEWB, appreciate. I did not say that I don't use other graphic intensive programs such as photoshop, rich internet applications and flash based programs...I use my GPU for that to take some of the CPU load...
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