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Trekwatcher
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Lines on start up of computer, video card?

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some times when starting up computer there is lines on the screen and the computer freezes, i have to restart computer and everything is fine. Is this the video card going out? And if so what video card would be good to get for this computer.

thanks,

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wb2001
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@Trekwatcher,

Your unit is circa 2007. Here are the specs.

If you have a graphic card, you could remove it.  Use the integrated (motherboard) video port.  Run the unit for a week. If there is no problem, it was the graphic card you removed.

Replacement?  What is the graphic card you pulled?

Your system only has a marginal 250W PSU, so you choices are limited to (1) BIOS cards what would operate with an installed 250W PSU, or (2) any BIOS graphic card (manufactured prior to Sept 2012) and a new PSU to handle such card.

 

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Trekwatcher
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I just realized that there is no graphics card, i have been using the integrated video port.

Is that a bad sign for this computer? or would a graphics card solve the problem?

thanks,

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