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Possible GFX Card Fault

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#1 Reecie


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 04:21 AM

I've been having an annoying problem when i start up games, Monitor flashes on and off? it ONLY happens when i start up a game, if i leave the game open too long itll continue to do so until i restart.. could this be a monitor issue.. or a graphics card issue.

I figure if it was the monitor.. it constantly happen instead of when i just open games...

GeForce Ti4200 128MB, i know its outdated.. and in need of an upgrade but the games used to work 'perfectly'

any help appreciated, thank you

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#2 Sterling14


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:14 AM

What resolution are you running your desktop at, and what is the refresh rate (represented as hertz). Now, what is the resolution the game is trying to run at?

Has it always done this, or did it begin after a hardware or software change? Have you always been using that monitor?
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#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 11 April 2009 - 02:29 PM

What game are you trying to play and what version of Direct X do you have?

Edit: To find out what version of Direct X you have go to the run command in the start menu and type dxdiag and press enter. The Direct X version will be listed under the system tab at the bottom.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 11 April 2009 - 02:31 PM.

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