My monitor goes black every 30 seconds or so


I'm currently working on a friends computer and every thirty seconds or so the monitor will go black for 3 seconds and return to normal. Any Idea's as to what is doing this.

They have a GeForce FX 5200 for a video card and I've installed the latest drivers. Although I haven't rebooted the system after installing them. She tried installing the most currrent nvidia drivers and this issue still persisted.

Could this be another issue besides the Nvidia Drivers?

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  1. How old is the system? An old PSU could be causing power supply issues to the card.
  2. The computer is only 2 - 3years old at the most it is a

    Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz.

    She noticed the problem after she installed a program called Pinnacle Media Suite Home Video Editing.

    Could this have changed some drivers somehow? If so is there a way to roll them back.

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