after some heavy work (lets say, 15m of Unreal Tournament 2003), or long operating time, I start to see horizonal "ghosts" on my display. they get stronger and stronger - and if I dont shut it down immediatly - the computer fries.
this happend couple of times before, also with another mobo (Gigabyte).
It doesnt happen when I install a GForce2 MX instead of my GForce4 TI.
all fans are working, and I dont think anything got too hot inside.
anyone experienced something like that?
system setup: (everything is brand new, or max. 4 months old)
AMD AthlonXP 2600+
ABit NF7 mobo
Inno3D GeForce4 TI4200
LG DVD-ROM drive
LG CDRW drive
Maxtor 40GB 7200rpm HDD
Hey doc, my arm hurts when I hold it up like this. Well then dont hold it up like that! If your problem only happens with your ti4200, loose it. It probably has an intermitant short that shows when it is warm. You could try taking the hold down screw out and see if that changes anything. If it does, you have a micro fracture in the graphics board caused by stress, but even if this does nothing, it still does not make a bad video card good. Rma it and see if you still have the same problem. Note, if your vid card does not seat well, with the tab just touching the case, dont force it.