Whats Causing The Problem??

By Dr_Seuss
Aug 26, 2006
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  1. i recently turned on my computer to find a fragmented (in bands not pixels) display. the only thing im aware that has happened on the computer is a 9 hour gaming stint by my nephew; now my computer crashes every time it starts up.

    ive tried reinstalling windows onto a spare disc and it began to work fine again until i connected the old hard disc using an external USB caddy and now its doing it again (no matter which hard disc i use)

    at first i thought it was the graphics card but after replacing it with a friends the problem continued

    .....can anyone help me find the problem (its driving me nuts!!)

    computer spec:
    Intel P4 Prescott 3.00GHz
    2Gb 400MHz RAM
    ASUS P4P800E deluxe Mobo
    Gainward Nvidia FX5700 Ultra 256Mb
    40Gb Seagate HDD
    80GB Samsung HDD
    120GB Maxtor HDD
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Check our ram and your PSU. use memtest and Speedfan.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    If you're getting BSODs, then zip up the last 2-3 for analysis. Also run memtest 86+ to diagnose RAM.
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