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Hi This is my computer:

Gateway VX720 17inch FLAT Refurbished

Lian Li PC60B Case
ASUS P4S333 MB
Kingmax 256MB RAM
P4 Northwood 1.8A GHZ
Radeon 8500 64MB
1 WD 40 GB 7200RPM HD
1 WD 20 GB 7200RPM HD
Toshiba 4x DVD
SONY Spressa 24x 8x 32x CDRW
SONY FLOPPY
Enermax 350W Whisper Dual Fan
PCI fan
PCI IEEE 1394
PCI Ethernet Card
WITH WINDOWS 2000 Professional Edition

Problem: My computer is running at 35 degrees celcius on CPU, and 40 degrees celcius on my mb. I often get hardware monitor problem when I reboot my computer. Ic heck my bios and I have an abnormal voltage on 3.3V setting. I am running around 3.059V.

After rebooting, I get after 30 sec or so, while playing GTA3, or windows 2000 loads up, I get like an old 8 bit screen with square and rectangle boxes in different color just like I am going through a Benchmark Testing. Then sometimes I get blank screen, and my monitor shows "Monitor is working correctly" sign. Sometimes it just acts as if its frozen. This problem arouse after I bought this Gateway VX 720 Refurbished at the Compouter Show. I do not know whether the problem is from MY PSU, where I have a 350W enermax dual fan. ATI RADEON 8500? Or the Monitor. My drivers are all updated, my Bios is updated also. I tried every method and I am still getting this error. My Volatge setting of my PSU is 115V. I live in Upstate NY. I have no AC in my room, and the temperture of my room usually gets around 104 degrees Fahrenheit. I dont know what is the problem.

If there are anyone who encountered problems such as these, please email me or post on this message immediately please! thank you for reading.
 
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Hello storeware and Welcome to Tech Support Forums...:D

Did this computer work ok before you started using this monitor?
 

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yeah

Yeah I installed those drivers at the gateway site, then ati site, and even my bios I upgraded.... When I had a crappy monitor which I borrowed from my friend... it was working fine... after I got this monitor and installed driver for this monirtor... it started to mess up. and I dont know why the voltage is down either.... Now even when I put my old monitor... it does the same thing....
 

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Speedo... Your are very fast replier...

I just signed in... and with in few minutes you posted a reply... Just like the name "Speedo" hehe
 
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Do you have another video card you can try in there?

I have the Asus P4T-E I'm going to take a peek at the bios and see what the deal with the voltage is on mine......:D

I'll Be Back...:winking:
 

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Let me make sure I understand... it was working fine, then you updated drivers, and it stopped working.... The BIOS upgrade was probably pretty safe, and depending on what you mean by FLAT ( LCD or CRT) you probably don't need a driver for your monitor. As for your video card I'd try to re-install the original drivers for it to see if that helps.... Please correct me if I'm wrong guys... We'll get you take care of.
 
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Well I went and checked my bios, Came back to report and my internet connection was out...:mad:

Called tech support and she said the whole New England area was out.

First time in a year in a half so I can't complain...:D

Now back to the issue at hand...:winkgrin:

vcore voltage = 1.72

+3.3V = 3.28

+5.0V = 5.05

+12V = 11.91

Room Temp 82F

MB Temp 33C

CPU Temp 45C

So it does look like you voltage may be off a tad.

Have you tried setting your motherboards bios to default or clearing the cmos just in case there is some strange setting in there somewhere?

If this doesn't help I would try getting my hands on another power supply and try that. Borrow one if possible...:D
 
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