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Flickering screen caused by damanged motherboard?
I ran an ATI Radeon HD4870 on a COoler MAster 500W PSU in my computer and it worked fine for a few months, then I started getting blue screens and also flickering screens. I realised that the power supply may not have been sufficient? I've replaced the PSU and the blue screens have stopped, but I still get an almost constat flickering screen. Things I've done so far are:
- replaced the PSU with Corsair CX600
- replaced the ATI with Nvidia Geforce 9500GT to test
- replaced the monitor to test
After all this I still get a flickering screen. Does this mean that there may be damage to my motherboard or CPU? Is such damage possible given the situation? And what should I do...?
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
CPU: Intel Quad Core 2 Q9400 2.66Ghz
Mother board: ASUS P5Q PRO (EPU) P45
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4870; then tested with Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT
RAM: Kingston 2x2GB DDR2 800
PSU: Coolermaster 500; then upgraded to Corsair CX600
HDD: WD SATA 750GB
Monitor: Dell 2209WA; then tested with a BenQ monitor
Re: Flickering screen caused by damanged motherboard?
There can be number of reasons behind issue you are facing. I am listing them one by one so that you can perform some more test. This board does not has a onboard video connector. So here it is not possible to check directly by connecting the monitor to motherboard.
Flickering screen is caused by :
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