View Full Version : Video losing signal.. wierd color patterns, high pitched squeal

10-10-05, 09:39 PM
Hi all,

My comp has been acting up lately. While playing games, they randomly crash and I either lose video signal or i get repeating colored squares in a patteren across my screen. Also this is usually brings about a high pitched screech from my speakers. Hard boot is only way out. I would post all my info but nothing has changed in my system and this is a new occurance. If anyone has heard of had this problem or might know why this would be happening please reply. This is happening on my 6800 ultra running 81.84 drivers. Also happened with different drivers. I have also formatted and reinstalled everything several times.. All temps read ok and everything is honkey-dory in event viewer. 3dmark only runs for about 5 seconds before it dies.
thx in advance.

10-11-05, 02:51 AM
Sounds like something is fried. Maybe a bios or two has been damaged. Flash your video card and motherboard bioses. if that doesn't help, you will probably need to test each component serparately. I would start with a video card, ram, power supply and cpu.

10-12-05, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the reply man.
Updated my mobo bios and formatted my harddrive. Seemed to fix whatever was wrong with it.