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my problem is as follows when i am running any type of video.like mpeg avi or something like it the video freezes then screen goes black then video comes back on or sometimes screen goes blank and reboots.I thought overheat but the chip or heatsink or the back of the card is not hot to the touch at all.I thought overheat on the board or cpu 50 on load ok there.2 intake one exhaust mb temps ok also.bad drivers uninstalled them used a program to clean out reinstalled no help there.the only other thing i can think of is either maybe ram or psu not enough.any and all help is greatly appreciated.thanks in advance
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win2000 pro all up to date
abit kd7
athlon xp 2200
kingston pc2700 512mb
asus geforce ti4200
350w foxtron psu (problem maybe)their crap?
not fortron foxtron came with case
soundblaster gamer
1 hardrive and cdrom not too many things on to drain psu


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cleeve

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Either bad PSU or overheating insufficient cooling/case ventilation.

To test if it's overheating, take the side of the case off. Point a common house fan at it. If it doesn't crash, you have crappy case ventilation. Buy 2 case fans and install them, one forcing air in from the front of the case, and one forcing air out in the rear below the PSU.

If it's not a heat issue (it still crashes), try a decent PSU... at least 350watt Antec, or whatever decent name brand.
I don't think foxtron is all that good, but just because I've never heard of them doesn't necessarily mean they suck I guess.
Anybody know different?

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have 2 intake in front and one exhaust at back
side is currently off with fan blowing on it
i'm starting to think that PSU sucks.

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cleeve

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Hmmm. Yeah.

I'd definitely give a solid PSU a try. Borrow one from a buddy if you can to test it...

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Are you having any problems with games ? if not, if games are running smoothly then I would have a look at a possible codec problem. I couldn't be sure, but if games are fine ( which draw more power through your card and PSU) then it sounds video related ( software) only.

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thanks for the replies so far have now ran all tests for over 2 hours on memtest no problems at all.
the only thing i can think of is PSU
oh something also just found out my clock speeds seem lower than stock if i raise them to stock speeds i get artifacts in aquamark could it be throttling down because not enough power to the card.core speed fine mem clock speed 515 not 550 as specified weird card is not hot at all not barely warm.games slow down ALOT it seems even at lowest setting.Don't have another PSU to test is there some numbers i should be giving or tests to see if my PSU is dying or dead.Let me know
Thanks again for the advice so far.
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cleeve

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Agcheavin is right.

If it's only a digital video problem, it's more likely a driver/software issue. I sort of assumed it was happening with games, I'm not sure why. I guess I'm too used to answering game questions on the board.

How do games work on your system? Do they crash? or are they fine?

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they dont play very well at all very very choppy even at the lowest setting.Have redone drivers complete with det rip from 42s all the way to the new 56s nothing changes it started about a month ago before than gorgoeus running at the highest settings again leading me to believe its the shitty PSU remember its a 350 foRtron and i think they have a tendency to DIE.

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Crashman

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You're crap, the 350W Fortron Source power supplies are top quality, have a Mean Time Between Failure of 11 years, and output more power than an Antec True Power 380W.

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Crashman

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Wait, is your power supply a Fortron or Foxtron?

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FORTRON not a FOXTRON

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cleeve

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Aha. Well, you said FoXtron in your first post.

Crashman's right, the Fortron is likely not your problem. And if it was, games would crash, not run choppy.

So you're best bet first off is to install the newest chipset drivers/BIOS for your motherboard, and see if that helps.

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update new via drivers new bios flash nothing changed
so i reformatted and fresh install of win2000. It blacked out once then hasn't again...yet.Haven't really tested it too hard though, it was getting late.My guess if it did it once it will do it again.So only thing left that I can think of is a momentary loss of power from the PSU what ya think?

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cleeve

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If it's a momentary loss of power from the PSU, it would be very prevalent in games.

If it's not happening in games, it's not your PSU.

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games have now gotten to where i cant even play them on their lowest setting

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