Display is shaking, and the monitor is NOT going bad

March 27, 2013 at 10:38:25
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64
Found this ( http://www.computing.net/answers/ha... ) thread while having a similar problem so I thought I'd tell how we solved it. We recently had a Compaq model brought to us with this same board and the same RS480 Northbridge chipset so obviously it had onboard video. The problem the customer was experiencing consisted of simply this, the display shook in seperate segments all across the screen. Reading through several other threads many people seemed to think that this was a problem with a monitor but our monitors are high grade and fairly new, not to mention the customer had experienced this problem at home first, so I ruled that out. So it seemed perhaps that the onboard graphics were going bad, so we popped in a brand new Radeon HD5450 and we got exactly what you did, it wouldn't post. So I read through and found the post from Tubesandwires about the specs. Turns out that although this is an AMD board, which is traditionally paired with ATI graphics cards, and the on board graphics are ATI, the Compaq model with the other chipset actually came with a GeForce card, which is NVidia. this isn't unheard of but it is odd, and sometimes it causes problems so most people opt to keep AMD and ATI paired and Intel and NVidia likewise. But even though we have the other chipset I went ahead and popped a new Geforce GT 610 into it and tada! All at once all of our problems were solved, the machine boots into windows fine and the once spasmodic display no longer threatens to give the user seizures.

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March 29, 2013 at 19:40:38
Thanks for info, it might help someone.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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