I posted awhile back about the computer locking up, freezing with an image on the screen, or going to a black screen and beeping. Thought it was a bad HDD, replaced it, still had issues, discovered it was probably the PSU, replaced that as well. According to people at work the damaged PSU, could have damaged the Motherboard.
Today started a new set of problems, I was playing a game, and the graphics went all wonky, kind of pixelated, then it had lines going up and down the screen, and the screen flickered every now and then, with purple shades going around the edges.
I figured it was the game being bugged, so I logged out and all was well.
Came home tonight, and the computer boots into windows, and then doesn't go any further, it seems like it is a slide show, the screen kind of freezes and when you move the mouse it takes a while to move across the screen, but it isn't smooth, it kind of bounces around. Naturally you can't click on anything, and when you do, nothing happens. Control alt deleted doesn't do anything and if you hit it a bunch the computer beeps at you.
I turned it off, and booted into the bios, which worked fine. Told it to switch to onboard video and tried that, which of course doesn't work because the display settings of windows were for a high end video card, so the on board video for some reason, will not turn itself to the correct resolution for the screen to work.
Long story short, I can't get the computer to start up with its onboard video because I can't see anything, and I can't turn the resolution down because when I boot normally it does that weird freezing thing.
Is this a mother board issue?
Can a graphics card cause the computer to freeze and unfreeze, then freeze again, but not freeze to the point where you need to shut it off.
Or is it the PSU again? People said weird things mean PSU problems. And I just replaced it.
The computer boots just fine into safe mode and doesn't appear to have any issues. However I cannot get it to boot with the onboard video. Everytime I switch it to use onboard video the screen stays black and the monitor says for best resolution to change the resolution. Which I can't cuz I can't see the screen
I let the computer sit over night, and booted it up normal today, and it seems to be working okay. I wonder if the graphics card is overheating?
Would that cause issues?
What is a "redraw" issue as windows calls it?
With the troubleshooter, the best option is "screen flickers or is garbled" then asks if I haev a redraw problem, which I'm not sure what that is, but both options tell me to reboot in safe mode or to ajust the settings.
Not sure which setting is causing the issue or if the card is on it's last leg.
I opened the case and the card's fan is spinning and I feel heat coming out of the exhaust part of it, so im not sure if thats the case?
you can hear a very faint increase in fan speed, like it's trying to cool itself off, but I can't tell which fan is actually increasing in speed.
THe computer worked fine for about 5 minutes, then started to do that where the computer locked up, and the screen started to flicker, mouse would move around like a slide show, but you couldn't click on anything, or hit control alt delete.