Flickering? screen all the time

November 23, 2010 at 18:45:25
Specs: Windows Vista, 256
I have a COMPAQ PRESARIO SR1620NX running Vista and the screen flickers or shakes all the time. Its like looking at the screen in the back of a pick-up. I have changed monitors, LCD and CRT both, and adjusted all the settings. It does it on the splash screen, as well as, while playing DVD's, on the internet or sitting calmly on the desktop. I would reinstall Vista, but as it does it on the splash screen I don't figure that would work. I have reinstalled the drivers ect. The only thing I can think it might be is the integrated video card. Before I go off and buy a separate pci or pci express card I'd like to exhaust all my repair options first.

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November 23, 2010 at 19:10:10
If it's doing it on the splashscreen ( Hit ESC key to see the bios boot sequence) then it is a hardware issue. Since it is integrated graphics it strongly suggests a motherboard problem. Does the screen continue to fluctuate & shudder if you boot into BIOS Setup?

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November 23, 2010 at 19:51:47
Yup. BIOS flickers too. Sorry, left that out.

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November 24, 2010 at 06:37:03
For what it is worth your mother board is an MSI RS482. Link below.


Your issue is unusual. I have never heard of something like that. First off, have you checked the VGA socket to see if it can move on the board at all?

Is the system usable as is? If so, check the refresh rate of the display.

Is there a heat sink fan on the chip set? If so, is the heat sink and fan secure?

I can't even guess why this would happen. Did this condition happen all of a sudden?

Do all other functions of the motherboard seem to be OK?

Try installing a temperature and voltage monitoring program to see if voltages are within specs. Try speedfan or CPUID.

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November 24, 2010 at 18:43:53
Fixed it! Had a friend with a PCI video card. Put it in and it worked. Figures..Always costs me money when I'm right. Uggh

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