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Video card problems with dell inspiron 530-

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September 5, 2011 8:28:52 PM

I've changed monitors, cables and even hard drives. On start up, there is what looks like "static" around the DELL icon, then I'm unable to boot up the PC. I have to keep powering it down, wait, power it up, and after 4-5 tries it boots and runs just fine. It might run fine for the next 4-5 boots then it's an issue or it might do it every time for several days. I've researched anything I can think of. Stats for my graphic card are: 128, 300 MRMGA11B, NV (which I confess means little to me)
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September 5, 2011 10:24:29 PM

how about a new PSU.
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September 6, 2011 3:11:45 PM

PSU or could also be the swelling of your caps on either the graphics card or motherboard check for any age-ing or swelling on the caps, this could be causing a short throughout the system.
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