View Full Version : Strange Problem with GPU or CPU!?

12-01-2006, 08:22 PM
I have a very strange problem with my computer at the moment... I was playing Half-Life 2 when the computer locked up... so i reset to be fronted with a screen full of random text. The computer still half operates as it goes through all the hard drive detection etc then loads the first stage of WindowsXP. After the DOS process dissaperes so does all the random text but there is still lines down the screen when windows is loading. Once the first boot screen is finished a black screen appears and the pc does nothing. Is it the CPU, GPU or the MB?

GA-K8N Ultra-9 Motherboard, GV-NX66T128VP Graphics, 3500+ Venice Cpu, 1gig Ram...

What is it and is it fixable!!!?

Speedy Gonzales
12-01-2006, 08:44 PM
How many watts is the PSU?

And what else is in the case? Beside the hdd's?

12-01-2006, 08:46 PM
Its the CPU.

12-01-2006, 08:55 PM
The PSU is a Thermaltake 480w. And pctek i thought cpu too :( i wanna get another just to test and if it is the cpu well have to fork out another $500 unless still in warrenty.

13-01-2006, 08:53 AM
Think it's a bad video card, possibly over-heated, since you get random garbage even before Windows starts.

13-01-2006, 01:38 PM
Nah - CPU - I've seen it before.
Well you could take it into a shop and get them to diagnose it...