My HTPC built using an abit Fatal1ty motherboard using the CPU to grunt power HD content is giving me gip! Its basically just using the onboard graphics (ATI Radeon 1200) for display (to remain completely silent)
There are a couple of things I know that can cause the issues Ive got with it.... but thought Id throw it out to someone with a bit of know how!
Basically, the display keeps cutting out. I only really use the PC for watching films, though its still a decent spec machine. This started about a week or so ago. My first thoughts were a bad connection, but its not that. Then I thought it might be the CPU or something overheating, so removed the cover to clean out all the dust, but it still continued. I know when its about to go, as the screen flickers a few seconds beforehand.
I'm now thinking its probably just the onboard graphics and thinking about buying a 16x PCIe card (I dont need anything powerful - but needs to be quiet!)
Anyone had any similar problems and found a workaround? Or should I just buy another Revo instead! Is it likely that bypassing the onboard graphics will solve the problem or am I barking up the wrong tree?
PS..... no trolling please....We've all heard the "ungrade to Windows 95" stuff before!