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Recently (like in the last week), something in my system has been causing issues. I have no idea where to start troubleshooting. Here's what happens:

- red lines flicker on my display
- lots of digital noise fill parts of the screen (not sure how to describe this)
- display will turn of and turn back on
- display might stay off for a few seconds
- happens in the evening (after the htpc has been on all day)
- sound is not interrupted
- happens during live tv in 7MC (haven't tested much else yet)
- a reboot usually fixes it (until the next day at least)

I'm thinking it's maybe a heat issue and a problem with my GPU/CPU. I'm using an Intel i5 (integrated graphics).

Thanks!
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Recently (like in the last week), something in my system has been causing issues. I have no idea where to start troubleshooting. Here's what happens:

- red lines flicker on my display
- lots of digital noise fill parts of the screen (not sure how to describe this)
- display will turn of and turn back on
- display might stay off for a few seconds
- happens in the evening (after the htpc has been on all day)
- sound is not interrupted
- happens during live tv in 7MC (haven't tested much else yet)
- a reboot usually fixes it (until the next day at least)

I'm thinking it's maybe a heat issue and a problem with my GPU/CPU. I'm using an Intel i5 (integrated graphics).

Thanks!

Download Speedfan and read your temperatures. Also remove the cover and keep an eye on all your fans, make sure they're all working properly. Also, if you suspect a heat issue try removing the cpu fan and reseating it with fresh thermal cpu compound.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-04-2012, 06:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Does it sound like a possible heat issue with my GPU? I'll try what you said... thanks!

I forgot to mention that there is nothing in event viewer when this happens.
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