My kid brother's computer has been acting up for a few days, with some crashing and freezeups.
However, today it got worse, with freezeups, and even the odd white screen after posting/while booting up, tho' it mostly got all the way into windows.
So we figured it was either windows gone weird or the graphics card (<- fairly new and thus a likely culprit).
First we tried reinstalling windows, and, as far as we could tell everything frooze up during formatting (it might have been working in the background, but the leds gave us no indication).
After that we tried swapping graphics cards, and it got really weird.
First, for some odd reason, we didn't get the option of starting from the windows disc, instead it went in hyperspeed, like, into booting up the (half formatted) windows install, while the monitor was going on and off every other second.
After shutting down (not very surprisingly, windows didn't work too well, and the monitor kept going on and off) we did manage to get into the installer and proceeded to format.
But all along the monitor kept going on and off. We can format, and install, but the monitor just keeps going on and off, on and off.
It has subsided some now in that it doesn't do it quite as frequently, but it's still acting a bit weird.
Do you think it's the monitor (could it make the other graphics card freeze up?), the monitor and the graphics card or maybe the PSU (it's a not yet six months old fortron, ffs)? Or do you have another idea about what it can be?
The windows installer is doing fine, so I don't think it's the mobo/ram/hds.