Screen Goes Black

By garysyoung
Apr 16, 2007
  1. I am having trouble with my monitor going black at random and staying that way for only a few seconds. It seems it does it more often when I am running multimedia programs. Below is some info on my computer. I think it may be a cooling problem, but then what do I know. Any thoughts as to why?

    Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    OS Service Pack Service Pack 4
    DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

    CPU Type AMD Duron, 800 MHz (8 x 100)
    Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-7ZX(-B)
    Motherboard Chipset VIA VT8363(A) Apollo KT133(A)
    System Memory 256 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
    BIOS Type AMI (11/14/00)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
    Communication Port Communications Port (COM2)
    Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000 (128 MB)
    3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
    Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] (F6EZ49226979U)

    Audio Adapter VIA AC'97 Audio Controller [H]
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    such a slow CPU may have a hard time keeping up with software.
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