Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: cold cathode rod

29 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home x64 & Windows XP Pro x86
cold cathode rod

hi, my name is chris. i have recently placed a set of 2 300mm blue cold cathode lighting rods in my computer.

relatively simple installation. the rods have been in storage for about 2 - 3 years. this is the first time i have used them.

The first rod is placed horizontally. The second is placed Vertically.

my problem:- At first they are antastic. But after about 5-10 minutes there are spiralling pulses from the base (where the wires attach) all the way to the end. Only one way. If i switch the Rods off then on whilst the computer is still on the rods are normal again.

can anybody give me some advice?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jun 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64

The normal problem with cold cathodes are that they are cheaply made. This could be just a sign of age
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home x64 & Windows XP Pro x86

thank you friend
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 cold cathode rod

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Cold Cathode/LED Lights
I'm going to place a glass corner shelf above my bed for odds and ends, but being that it is somewhat small, I want to save the space that putting a lamp there would take. In lieu of the lamp, I'm considering putting either a cold cathode tube or possible a LED light inside of the mounting...
Chillout Room
BSOD when cold
Okay so this is a new system; Windows 7 ultimate 32bit AMD Phenom x4 965be 2x 2gb g.skill ddr3 1333 gigabyte ga-880gma-ud2h nvidia geforce 9600gso 512 matrox th2go digital edition (3 monitors) corsair h50 water cooling corsair nova series v64 ssd and 2x1tb seagate sata2 hdd's in raid0,...
BSOD Help and Support
Cold in February, for me anyway...
This is our coldest day so far this winter...
Chillout Room
The Very Cold weather...
Ok, I do not live in the northern Russia or northern Canada. I live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, North America. BUT I can hardly wait for Spring. Right now our/my weather is... ...with the windchill, this is cold....
Chillout Room
its cold out there tonight......
its sooo cold out there at the moment, the wife is upstairs, kids are in bed..... so i thought id run a little experiment. my PC is right by the window so i chucked me jacket on, closed the doors & opened every window in the room. i then let it sit for 10mins, have a look at my temps :D:D ...
Chillout Room
Cold fear
I was running Cold Fear just fine on Xp, here it runs, I hear sounds, menu sounds but just black screen. Also tried compatibilty mode, no help there.

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App