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ViewSonic Monitor freezes and goes crazy

  I have a HP Pavilion 520n running XP Home. It has a 1.3 Celeron Processor with onboard video. Lately my monitor has been freezing and sometimes going crazy with all sorts of lines and colors. I have replaced the hard drive with a maxtor 80 gig and even tried to install Fedora Core 3 and the problem still exist . Any help will be gretaly appreciated for this problem has been happening for about six months
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CallandorCommented:
You should try another monitor, or test this monitor on another system to make sure it isn't the monitor going bad.  You may also want to try an AGP card in place of the onboard video, in case the onboard video chip is going bad.
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smilcherAuthor Commented:
Thank you. I don't have an AGP slot nor a monitor . Is there any other way to tests the monitor. Do you think I could get an pci video card?
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CallandorCommented:
Yes, if you get a PCI video card and turn off the onboard video, you can verify whether it is the onboard video that is faulty.
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smilcherAuthor Commented:
Could you tell me how to turn off the onboard video?
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CallandorCommented:
There usually is a setting in the BIOS - it shouldn't take to long to find it; it would be called something like onboard video.
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