Computer freezes and verticle lines appear on screen. - Help! - Pictures.

Hey guys,

My computer will randomly freeze, and lines appear on the screen. I took a picture to show you'll guys..

I've read it could be a graphics card problem, maybe a monitor problem? Someone mentioned a motherboard problem. The only thing I can do is turn it off by holding the Power button.

Any idea what's going on? Thanks.

EDIT. Just froze again, this time no lines. I unplugged the monitor and plugged it back in. Didn't change anything.

I actually have a new graphics card and PSU on the way, Was planning on upgrading so I can edit HD video. Etc.
 

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My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Dan
    Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.
    Country Flag
    usa
    State/Region Flag
    us rhode island

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

The memory on the graphics card looks damaged. So, you are seem to be taking the correct action by replacing the graphics card.

Have updated the drivers for this card?
Do you need to? What drivers do you have installed?

Please let us know what make & model the card is & we might be able to assist you & find a new driver.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Paul
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
    Occupation
    ICA Commissioning Engineer
    Country Flag
    uk
    State/Region Flag
    uk yorkshire
Is new drivers necessary even though I have a new graphics card coming? The one I have now is a nvidia geforce 6150se integrated.

I guess this is the newest driver? http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-32bit-285.62-whql-driver.html

My video card should be in tomorrow, I'll install and see what happens. Would I need to update my driver even though I'm putting a new video card in?
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Dan
    Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.
    Country Flag
    usa
    State/Region Flag
    us rhode island

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

No not if it is that soon.

Although you might have to disable the intergarated graphics in the BIOS when you install the new card.

What make & model is your new card?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Paul
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
    Occupation
    ICA Commissioning Engineer
    Country Flag
    uk
    State/Region Flag
    uk yorkshire

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Dan
    Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.
    Country Flag
    usa
    State/Region Flag
    us rhode island

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

Well that looks like a bargain. Please validate your power supply is greater than the minimum needed: -

Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement: 300 Watt

OK.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Paul
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
    Occupation
    ICA Commissioning Engineer
    Country Flag
    uk
    State/Region Flag
    uk yorkshire

HardwareHelper

I'm Carl Lawrence
Member
I hope this upgrade sorts the problem out.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Carl Lawrence
    Manufacturer/Model
    Advent
    CPU
    2.4Ghz Quad-core P4
    Motherboard
    Foxconn
    Memory
    512GB of Ram
    Graphics Card(s)
    256MB X1200 On-board Graphics
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    19" TFT Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1400x900
    Hard Drives
    500GB WD
    Mouse
    Above
    Keyboard
    Saitek Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Internet connection via mobile phone (Three)
    Occupation
    Unemployed, looking for work
    Country Flag
    uk
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    uk england
Hi,

Well that looks like a bargain. Please validate your power supply is greater than the minimum needed: -

Minimum PSU Wattage Requirement: 300 Watt

OK.

Yes. My new PSU came in today. It's a Cool Master Exreme Power Plus 500 watts.

:D

I found some tutorials on how to disable on board graphics cards.

Is there anything "special" for an eMachines?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Dan
    Manufacturer/Model
    eMachines ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0 GHz AM2 Dual Core
    Memory
    3gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Galaxy GeForce GT 430 - 1gb DDR3 - 128bit Memory Interface
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 23" LED, 1920 x 1080 resolution
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    160gb Seagate
    PSU
    Cool Master Extreme Power Plus - 500watts
    Case
    APEVIA X-Trooper Case w/ Side Window-Blue
    Cooling
    4, 120mm fans. 1, 200mm fan. Sunbeamtech Rheobus-Extreme
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech k800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    150mbps
    Other Info
    Linksys WUSB100
    Insignia 2:1 Sound system.
    Country Flag
    usa
    State/Region Flag
    us rhode island

Lottiemansion

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Hi,

No not that I am aware of.

If you find the setting in the BIOS & de-activate it the onboard graphics, the new one should start-up with no issues.

You might have to update the drivers for your new card once installed, as the ones on the CD disk could already be out of date!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Name
    Paul
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP-Pavilion m9280.uk-a
    CPU
    2.30 gigahertz AMD Phenom 9600 Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    ASUSTek Computer INC. NARRA3 3.02
    Memory
    3582 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory (4 Gig)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS NVIDIA Geforce GTS450
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition 7.1 Audio (HP drivers)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP w2408 24.0" (Dual monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1200, 1920 * 1200
    Hard Drives
    3*500 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    Plus 2x USB (160Gig each) external HDD
    BluRay & DVD Weiters
    HL-DT-ST BD-RE GGW-H20L SCSI CdRom (Bluray RW) Device
    AlViDrv BDDVDROM SCSI CdRom (Blueray) Device
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-H653N SCSI CdRom
    Internet Speed
    40 Meg
    Occupation
    ICA Commissioning Engineer
    Country Flag
    uk
    State/Region Flag
    uk yorkshire
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