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So, I had my old system rebuilt for my Mother to use for simple Internet and MSN use. It used to be my old PC which had this problem once before but went away until now (a year later). Just recently, the thing starting randomly locking up or losing monitor signal (one time it had an artifact lock up). I tried swapping PSUs, cleaning the card and AGP slot. I don't believe it's the card since it worked fine in another system. And I don't believe it's the board because the card was working great 2 weeks ago and I had a 6800GT in there with 0 problems.

Specs:
P4 2.53
Gigabyte 8VT800
1GB PC2700
Radeon 9600Pro

I tried around 5 different drivers from 8 to 5 series. Reformatted (tried two different Harddrives). Just can't figure this out and forgot how I fixed this last year.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated
post #2 of 7
Since you tried everything else ,try swapping ram.
    
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If the RAM looks good, then have Windows run a 'Disk Check' at startup. You can turn on the feature by right clicking on the HDD icon and selecting properties, then the Tools tab, and select the "Check Now", under the "Error Checking".

HDD errors can cause lock-up's that will not use any system resources, and can be very irritating.
post #4 of 7
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Swapped between three sticks of ram. Ran the Error Checking and it seemed fine. It's quite annoying actually since it's so random. When the video card is actually being pushed, nothing happens, but then just browsing some website will cause it to crash.

But I may try to reformat again and roll back to 5-6 series drivers and see if that works. I don't think I formatted since I went through all the different drivers (Although I remove them through safe mode with Driver sweeper and cleaner and then run CCleaner). But seeing as it's just a 40GB HD, formatting shouldn't be too long.
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Mehbeh the motherboard?
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Seagate Barracuda >:] WD Scorpio >:] idk lol 212 
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xx64en_client_en-us_Retail_Ultimate-_EN_DVD LED 23'' 1080P 5MS no dead pixels :D Goodwill 500w PCP+C 80+<3 
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post #6 of 7
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I thought that as well. But when I popped in a 6800GT, never had one crash or anything (had it in there for quite a while). Although, that artifact crash (screen turned rainbow and locked up) is pointing me towards the video card, it still works fine in another system. Gotta love these mystery malfunctions...
post #7 of 7
Sounds like driver collisions to me...I would reformat tbh.
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