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Do I need a new PC?

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#1 clickkyba


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 05:45 AM

Hi there,

I am having a problem daily now with my desktop PC which is making me think I might need to get rid of it and buy a new one!

It runs with Windows XP and I have AVG Free on it.

Every day now the screen colours often seem to flicker and fade into washy paler colours then while I am just carrying out my work, the PC switches itself off??? Very frustrating and then it takes a good while to power up. It does this nearly every day now and I'm wondering if it is time to upgrade to a laptop.

Any advice?


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#2 rosiesdad


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Posted 17 March 2010 - 06:50 AM

Hi, try a different monitor. That could be the issue, or it could be a video card in the computer.
Just cause its easier, try the monitor first.

Also, post the computer brand, and all the info you can so we can help you better.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:35 AM

FWIW: Laptop, desktop...they all can have problems.

IMO, the major difference is that a desktop is much easier to attempt troubleshooting and repairs on, with a minimal loss of utility and minimal monetary expenditure. Individual components on a desktop can be replaced by the user in most cases, while this is not true of laptops.


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Posted 18 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

Video card is dying.

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