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system dies off!

By y2kboysg
Nov 21, 2004
  1. running anything higher than 8 bit will cause my system to die off after running some programe which uses higher colour quality. Running the "Test Direct3D" (under Display tab) using the "DirectX Diagnostic Tool" will surely triggle the fault...thereafter my system cant boot up and will need to power off and on my psu for my system to boot up again. It's not a new system is around 14mths old.

    Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-8S648FX , 800 FSB , DDR 400, USB 2.0
    CPU: Intel P4 3.0Ghz 800 FSB (HT)
    PSU: AC 230 / 50Hz
    RAM: DDR PC400 256MB
    Display: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X (128MB)
    OS: XP Home SP2
    Problem Screen Resolutions: 1024x768 32 bit (60Hz refresh)
    Current Screen Resolutions: 1024x768 8 bit (60Hz refresh)
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 151s
    DirectX: 9.0c

    tried updated my graphic and most drivers but problem still occours. works fine on safe mode & VGA mode (msconfig boot option: /BASEVIDEO)

    PSU problem? graphic card? or? pls help..thanks!
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Obviously it`s some sort of graphics problem.

    Can you try a different graphics card?

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. y2kboysg

    y2kboysg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    have not tired..could it be my psu problem? cozi need to power off and on my psu swtich to boot up my system again..
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible that you have a psu problem but before we start blaming that I really think you should try another graphics card first just to rule it out as the cause of your problems.

    It`s just a process of elimination at this stage.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  5. y2kboysg

    y2kboysg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm ok. shd i test on a better card or just a normal card will do?
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    At this stage just try any card that is similar to your geforce.

    I.E any 8x agp card.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  7. y2kboysg

    y2kboysg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wah that's hard for me to borrow a 8x card..will try to
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    In that case just try any card you can get hold of.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
     
  9. y2kboysg

    y2kboysg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok..thanks
     
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