Loss of Video.. screen go's off randomly

paulgt4rc

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I have a machine that for some reason looses the video output at any given time. It does it from boot, while loading or when in Windows.

The motherboard has onboard VGA but I have also tried an AGP card with the same problem.

Other ideas have been power supply, reseating everything, different screen, cable, unplugging everything except master HDD.

Anyone else experienced this or any ideas as to what is causing the problem?

Im guessing at this stage its either CPU or the Mobo itself?

Many thanks
 

shadowmaster625

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do you know whether its just your video going out, or whether the whole system is dying? Do you still have audio after the video goes out?

At any rate, check your motherboard chipset heatsinks to see if they're getting hot. If they are, then rig some kind of temporary cooling solution and see if it helps.