Not sure how to classify this problem other than just being a general hardware problem. I have an All-In-One Desktop PC manufactured by a small company in Massachusetts that I believe is now out of business. They called it their SpaceSaver computer. It essentially is like a laptop with a screen attached to the front.
The problem I am having is with the display. I purchased this PC new in December 2007. About a year ago, the computer started making a high pitched whine, I couldn't even hear it, but it was bugging my wife. So I opened the PC thinking maybe it needed to be dusted off, thought maybe the fan was getting dusty or something. I was able to determine that the whine was coming from somewhere on the motherboard. We put up with it. Then the flickering started. We noticed it while watching You Tube videos. But only when they were made full screen. The screen would flicker, or more aptly described as white lines across the video. I updated the display adapter drivers and of course all of the windows updates are up to date.
The problem only grew worse and now the flickering not only happens when a small video is being played, but web sites using FLASH (which many are nowadays) also are affected by the flickering. I knew it was out of control when just the desktop started flickering with the desktop image. So anyway, normally I would replace the display adapter, but with this being on board audio and video I dont believe that is possible without replacing the entire motherboard. I dont mind doing that but honestly am not sure if that will solve my problem or not.
Here are some specs on the computer.
Windows XP Professional
Service Pack 3 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United
System Locale: English (United States)
[sup]a[/sup]Main Circuit Board
3.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory
Hyper-threaded (2 total)
Board: MS-7290 1.0
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies,
LTD W7290IMS V1.10 09/05/2006
Usable Hard Drive Capacity
56.88 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free
Optiarc CD-RW CRX880A [Optical drive]
drive] (160.04 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 5MA4Z236, rev 3.ALD, SMART Status: Healthy
2040 Megabytes Usable
Slot 'A0' has 1024 MB
Slot 'A1' has 1024
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