strange irritating problem...
Posted on 2006-05-04
had a problem since i bought a new samsung 930bf tft monitor.. existing system spec:
amd xp2600+ / 1 gig ram ddr400
450 watt PSU/ dvd-RW writer
AOPEN aeolus 6600GT graphics card
netgear wg311T wireless netcard
razor optical mouse.
With the 19; CRT I never got this freezing.. as soon as I introduced the samsung 4ms monitor I started to get pc lockups. PC would freeze (everything) / totally lockup video and everything else locked.. tried both analog and digital outputs both both had the same problem...
Lockups would happen at any time and not with any particular piece of software running.. even just the screen saver running..
reformatted the machine.. re-installed but the same problem..
upgraded the motherboard etc to the following:
asus a8v 939 board and athlon 64 vinice core chip.
1 gig of corsairs dual channel memory (one of the recommended ones for the board)
upgraded PSU to 600W silent unit.
same vid card / networkand mouse..
full reformat and reinstall...
same freezing.. locking when starting 3d games (ie. ut2004) and some instability...
changed video card for a card I know works fine from a friends pc.. worked fine for a day then the instability problems re-appeared..
reboots and freezing..
I replaced the memory with a single 512 ddr module.. replaced the video card with the 6600gt one.. and it ran fine all yesterday..
turn on the pc today and it locked again.... :(
I stumped here.. and cannot find anywhere issues with the monitor affecting the pc? maybe a currupt signal or something i dont know...
I need help.. this has been ongoing now for about 3 weeks... and has me really confused....