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Monitor Blinks when I load a 3d game

By Edwin Phate
Oct 13, 2009
  1. (It goes black screen and the green led light on the monitor blinks) I can hear the Audio and sometimes it freezes up my computer to where I cant alt tab or even hit windows key to get back to my desktop I dont think its the graphics card driver but i dont see what else it could be.



    I am currently using my 7300 gs. Could it be my power supply is faulty and i cant play any games?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    What are your complete computer specs?
     
  3. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    Processor: Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2 GHz
    * RAM: 5GB 3x1gb 1x2gb
    * Hard Drive: 300 gb
    * Optical Storage: DVD±RW
    * Graphics Controller: Geforce 7300gs

    * Networking: Network adapter, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
    * OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    * Warranty: 1 Year Limited
    \
    AM1100-B1300A ATHLON 64 X2 BE-2300+/1GB/250GB/DUAL DVD DL/SPEAKER/MODEM/MC READER/PS2 KB & MOUSE/VISTA
    Wireless Pci Card
    1 dvd/cd drive
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Replace the graphics card...
     
  5. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    but i can still play high def movies flawlessly. :(
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Is Vista updated to Service Pack 2?
     
  7. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    No. should update?
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Of course you should update as instructed... It may help your problem, but in the very least, it will help your computers security
     
  9. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 140

    i have automactic updates on but i was thinking could it be i didnt uninstall my previous driver for my 9600gt i just installed the 7300gs driver over it
     
  10. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Run Windows Update manually and choose "Custom". Run Windows Updates until there are no more updates to install. Pay close attention to the critical and hardware updates
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,672   +9

    You should always perform a full uninstall of previous graphics drivers before installing a new card. Uninstall all drivers now. Then put in the 7300GS and install it's drivers afresh.
     
  12. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    "You should always perform a full uninstall of previous graphics drivers before installing a new card"...

    This was true in the "old" days, but it is not true now with Nvidia, Ritwik7. The Nvidia 7300GS driver is updated by installing a new driver right over the old one. I used to do this with ATI too
     
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