I am hoping some one can shed some light into my world. OK heres my problem, My computer kept going No signal when it was in high use playing games like starcraft2 or watching web videos, at first it was once every two weeks, then it continued to get worse and worse till it was everyday, its been going on for a few months,about 50 percent of the time i could still hear my game or movie still running so i was thinking graphics card, and then when it started getting really bad i tried switching monitors to a smaller one and it worked almost 100% better even the temp inside ran cooler after very high use( wanted to make sure things was going better even on the extreme chance. So for about a week and half it worked great then it did a nose dive and the computer turns on but i no longer see the activity or power light come on but there is power flowing to the computer and drives and fans and lights on the mother board come on. I spent pretty much all i could on a graphics card thinking since the monitor switch worked that it was going to be the graphics card and that it was only a matter of time before it would go kaboom on that monitor too. But since that point and waiting on my graphics card to come i read that it could be the cpu or motherboard or powersupply but not a lot of details if thats what outcome was for the people who had a similar problem so good news is welcomed lol and will accept bad news too, also since the summer i keep a house hold fan on my computer and clean it our regularly cause of up to this point to play games like starcraft2 seemed at first ok but then needed the extra circulation and it worked, my cpu and my graphics card seemed to be warm the graphics card was warmer i think than the cpu but after the computer was off the graphics card seemed to cool off faster. my computer specs as best i can get them was asus l1n64-sli ws with anthlon 64fx-72 2 gb ram 500w power supply radeon x1950 pro , cant remember the rest at the moment but if you need it i can find out the rest thanks for any help
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I would guess you are over-heating the GPU. Does it happen when it is just running a screen-saver? Does the fan run up to speed? Is the air from the power supply hot, warm, or cool? What happens if you leave the cover off the PC? Are there plenty of …
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Might also be worth checking the thermal paste between the CPU and fan. If it has dried out, clean it off and replace it!
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One step at a time! You will have a hard time getting to the bottom of any problem if you consider too many problems at once. I asked you some questions to clarify the problem; they were not random. Let me explain my thinking process so we can find you …
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