Posted 14 April 2007 - 09:37 AM
My husband's computer is giving us a headache again. Actually, this has been a problem since we got it 13 months ago. It's a Powerspec 5500 with integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200 video. Every once in a while the screen goes black for a second, and then comes back. Everything is fine, it doesn't cause an error or screw the graphics up at all, it just blinks. It's the kind of blink you would get if you had changed the display settings. But he's not changing the settings, he's just fiddling around playing games or surfing the web or whatever.
He did say he notices it more often if he's playing Bejeweled. He doesn't play many other games, but I think I remember him saying it would happen more often in other games too.
My monitor at work would blink just like this every day when the computer started up, and I have an ATI Rage Pro something or other. I uninstalled Catalyst and it stopped doing that. Uninstalling Catalyst didn't' help my husband's computer.
Unfortunately, because he decided just to live with it until this week, we are out of warranty. Any help?
Here are the full specs from Powerspec's website:
Processor: AMD Sempron™ Processor 3100+
OS: genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition
System Board: ECS RS482-M754
System Memory: 256MB DDR333 SDRAM 184-pin DIMM <---we've upgraded it to 1GB
Hard Drive: 80GB 7200RPM Ultra ATA <--- he also has a 120GB HD installed
CD-RW/DVD Drive: 48X/32X/48X/16X
Video: Integrated ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Sound: Integrated 6 Channel AC'97 Audio CODEC ALC655
Modem: Baudtek 56K V.92 PCI Internal Modem
LAN: Realtek Integrated 10/100 Ethernet RTL8100C Controller