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confused,monitor/graphics card or windows issue?

Q: confused,monitor/graphics card or windows issue?

greetings
okay 2 weeks back i got a new mobo - which is on my spec cause the previous foxconn wouldn't support my also new graphics card as on spec.
so the thing is there was a issue while maximizing the windows (say,my computer,my pictures,browser or similar) there seems to appear a black box around the search (after my bro took it to the local shop & got the new stuff fixed it - was gone). (zip to video [it is virus free] - please watch it several times if you see nothing)
so, today i did a fresh install due to some reasons & this problem appears again (note again: i did see it before sending it to the shop but it wasn't there after i got it back again until the fresh install)
i haven't tried fidgeting with the catalyst control center yet..but i would like to know your opinions, & is there a fix for this?
appreciate any help and time

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A: confused,monitor/graphics card or windows issue?

I personally can't figure out what it is your asking for help with, could you possibly try and explain what it is your seeing??
Thanks Fabe

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Hello! I've been having a whole bunch of problems with my AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphics card and my Dell monitor which I don't know the model of. To start off my PC started to overheat and shut down every so often so I opened it up and cleaned everything out, to my surprise it actually worked. While I was cleaning it I removed my GPU and removed the dust from the fan as well, then I put it back in again.

Then yesterday morning I woke up and powered on the PC, the fans and everything else was working with it. However there was no display on the monitor, it just kept going into some sort of 'Power Saving' mode. I checked the GPU and the fan was working fine but I still thought it was the GPU, so I was planning on buying one after Christmas.

Then just now I remembered that I have a working PC in another room so I hooked it up to the monitor and plugged everything in and powered it on, but there was no display on the monitor, it just did the same thing and went into the power saving mode again. The GPU in this PC is integrated however my new PC is separate.

So basically I want to know what the problem is and how I should solve it. Should I go ahead and buy a new GPU for my PC or should I buy a new monitor? Is it the monitor, GPU?

Thank you,
I hope to get a reply soon

A:Monitor & Graphics Card Issue

Hello HazzaB,

I would be surprised if it was the monitor. The other PC you mentioned connecting it to, does that have it's own monitor? If yes, can you try that monitor on your main PC?

How are you connecting the monitor? VGA or DVI cable? Can you try a different cable?

Paul.

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Ugh. I think I did something stupid. Today I was just playing around with my PC (HP Pavilion a6342p) and randomly decided to try to install a graphics card I had bought a few years before. This computer was working on only its integrated graphics, and I just wanted to be able to play basic games. I am pretty tech-savvy, but I think I may have gotten a little lazy and skipped a step in the installation process. The card that I installed is an e-GeForce MX 4000 (128 MB). It's not anything special, but whatever works.

Anyway: I turned off the power, disconnected all the cables, opened the casing, and inserted the PCI card into the PCI port. There was something which was already using the slot - a 56k modem, I presume (I don't know because I don't use a modem) - so I removed it and plugged in the graphics card. I reattached the casing, plugged everything back in correctly (so please don't ask if the cables are attached correctly/to the correct port ), and powered up the computer...

Here's where the problem started. The computer turned on and everything was dandy, but then the monitor displayed "Monitor is going to sleep". I tried unplugging the VGA cable/replugging it back in/plugging it into the integrated graphics instead of the supplement and none of it worked. I'm using our laptop right now, but I REALLY need the PC back because it's got all of my work on it.

What could be the problem? I even tried removing the graphics card I i... Read more

A:Solved: Graphics card/monitor issue

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Hi all - ok i switched my pc on today and when it came to the winsows 7 login screen my monitor went dark. The blue power light stayed on (didnt go to standby) but no picture at all.

i tried moving the DVI cable to another DVI port at the back of the computer to no avail.

Also when i push the Source button on the monitor i get a picture for 2 secs then blank again....

i have tried another monitor on my pc and all is fine, so isnt a graphics card issue..
any ideas - ps its a LG W2252 TQ PFT monitor...

thanks
 

A:No image on Monitor (not graphics Card issue)

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Hi TechSpot users!

I have a problem with my monitor. Or. I actually dont know whether it is the monitor, the graphic card or perhaps my PCI-Express slot.

When I turn on my computer, the screen is black and the little blue powerbutton is flashing and nothing happens when i push it. I cant turn my monitor off either, unless I pull the plug.

I've had this problem for some time now. Sometimes the screen just appears by itself after several hours. Sometimes I sit down and push the power button repeatedly and maybe it works after a while. Sometimes it helps to restart the computer.

When the screen works, there is no problem. I can play games and restart the computer and it still works. I can also turn the monitor off and on. I can even turn off the computer (only for a couple of seconds though) and it still works. But if I turn of the computer and leave it for say, 15 minutes, i am right back to the problem mentioned above.

I have tried to replace both monitor, and graphic card. And i've tried to switch the digital cable with an analog (ports as well, of course). Could it be my PCI-e slot? And if so, how to find out, and is it repairable by the average consumer?

Best Regards
 

A:Monitor, graphics card, or motherboard issue?

What is the make and model of your monitor?
 

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Hello Guys i'm new here to TSG but i have a real issue with my new tower and monitor. I'm not sure whether the issue is with the tower or the monitor as when i set up my {LG Flatron monitor} and my custom built {Vibox tower with a NVIDIA G card} the monitor appears with the message D-SUB Power saver mode. These are brand new items and have been setup today and i'm wondering what i could do to fix this issue whether it be replacing the battery or downloading a DVI driver file? Please help
 

A:Help with D-sub Power Saver Issue {LG Monitor}{NVIDIA Graphics card}

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I have a dell vostro 200 slim tower and am looking to get a graphics card to be able to run dual monitors. I want to use my lcd monitor as one and my lcd tv as my second monitor. I am only going to be using this computer to play poker on so a gaming card is not necessary, just something so that when I hook the pc up to my television I get clear resolution. I also know that I need a low profile card to be able to fit into my tower. I am having a hard time however finding a card that works at or less than 250W on the power supply. That is all my computer is and I know it would be a pain to replace the power supply in a slim tower. For what its worth I am looking to be able to hook up the lcd monitor using VGA and I will be looking to hook up to the tv through a DVI output. If this would not be possible can someone tell me what will happen if anything if I just buy a card that runs at 250W when my max power is that? Is worst comes to worse I would also be willing to just get a card to be able to use my television as the only monitor, but that is a last resort. And if anyone knows how I could upgrade the power supply in a dell slim tower I'd appreciate that too, if no cards will work without upgrading the power supply. I would say I'm willing to spend up to $200, I'd like to stay under cuz I'm a poor college student

-Austin
 

A:Confused about what to do with graphics card

PCI, AGP, OR PCIE?

If PCI, buy this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143032

If AGP:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102781

If PCIE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102792&Tpk=hd4670
 

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so, I got a PC for christmas, a pretty decent one. But there is something I am confused about... the graphics card.

It is an nvidia 9500 GS 512MB. Yea, 512MB but that doesn't explain why dxdiag says the graphics card has 1907MB.

I assume that its using the RAM that the OS cannot use (32bit Vista)

so, is this acually doing anything to the performance of the card. Or is it just for show, as if to say.

Chris

A:Confused about graphics card...

Pretty much just for show. Its just using shared memory.

That card is not very good for gaming so if you plan on doing a lot of it, I would highly suggest upgrading.

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I have a Dell Dimension E310 and a friend of mines has a WinFast PX8600 GT TDH unopened Graphics Card he wanted to give me. I know that the Dimension has a Intergrated one and that it is built in the system. I can't play and good games with it and I was wondering if this card would install on my Dell in the PCI Slot. Can someone help me out here?
 

A:So I have a graphics card and I'm confused

No your system doesn't have the correct type of slot to upgrade to a PCIe x16 video card. All it has is 2 pci slots and a PCI Express x1 slot which is pci express but not the right type.
 

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Hello community,

My old PC specs are:
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E4300 @ 1.8GHz
2GB Kingston DDR2 RAM
Intel Motherboard D946GZIS
Seagate 1TB HDD
XFX Nvidia 8600GT 512MB Graphics Card
Windows 7 x86
Cooler Master cabinet
21inch Samsung LCD Monitor @ 1600x900

Its a very entry level PC, and six years old. I only play two games on my old PC. One is Company Of Heroes and other is Race Driver GRID. Both games I play at 1600x900 resolution with medium-high settings, and get around decent 40-50 fps.

So, the problem is Company Of Heroes 2 is coming in March 2013, and my PC barely meets the minimum requirement. As you know these games depend alot on CPU performance and GPU aswell. Because of Intel Motherboard I cant even think of overcloaking the CPU. I cant spend money on a new PC as I recently bought myself a MacBook Air.

Company Of Heroes is my only priority, I was thinking to upgrade the Graphics Card. With my budget maximum I can go for is Radeon HD 6670 1GB. How much will this card add to the overall performance ? If there will be significant rise in performance I will buy it. Please keep in mind that I will be playing only Company Of Heroes 2 on this old PC. Will probably buy Alienware X51 next year in Sept-Oct. Or should I put on some more fans and overclock the 8600 GT ?

Any help, advice, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Regards
James.
 

A:Upgrading Graphics Card (Confused)

Likely won't help much at all. Based on the requirements, your cpu doesn't even meet the minimum, so upgrading the gpu isn't likely to help much.

Company of Heroes 2 system requirements (minimum)

CPU: 2 GHz dual core CPU, Intel Core 2 Duo or better
RAM: 512 MB system memory
Graphics: DirectX 9 video card with 256 RAM, Nvidia 8000-series or Radeon 3000-series or integrated graphics such as Intel HD3000 or HD4000.
Operating system: Windows XP SP3
DirectX audio card
12 GB hard disk space

Company of Heroes 2 system requirements (recommended)

CPU: 2.6 GHz quad core processor, Intel Core i5,or AMD FX 8000-series or better
RAM: 2 GB (4 GB for 64 bit Operating System)
Graphics: DirectX 11 card with 512 MB RAM, Nvidia 400 series or AMD 5000 series or better.
Operating system: Windows 7
DirectX audio card
12 GB hard disk space
 

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Hello,
I'm somewhat new to computer details, so please bear with me if I am asking elementary questions.

This is how it all started:

I bought a brand new Dell XPS 8100 Desktop computer. Here are the basic specs:

-Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core i7-860 processor(8MB Cache, 2.80GHz)
-6GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz-2X2GB/2x1GB
-nVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB DDR3
-750GB Serial ATA 2 Hard Drive 7200 RPM

Now, I uploaded all my software, did all my updates and then I noticed that my sleep button was grayed out (which it wasn't before because I used it). I looked up on some forums to find an answer, but none worked. Though a few spoke of updating the graphics card driver. So I looked into that and followed the instructions to do it... This is where I got confused.

In the Device Manager it says under Display adapters: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. The forums said to find out what graphics card you have check that area. So I clicked on the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" to find out the Manufacturer and it says (Standard display types). According to my spec sheet for the computer I bought it said I have a nVIDIA GeForce G310 512MB DDR3. So if that is my card, then how come it isn't showing that that is what I have? My thought was that maybe the driver is a generic driver or somehting (since it says the driver provider is Microsoft -under the Driver tab) and that was what the info was showing, not the card itself. So I went to nVidia's site to get a driver for this but it didn't eve... Read more

A:So confused about my Graphics card and driver

That might be an OEM chip, so only Dell will have the drivers, get them from Dell's site for your model. The 1.0 score is a result of a generic driver. Welcome to the Forums!

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Hello there, I'm new around here and came to ask this specific question to see if the tech gods can answer my prayers.

A couple of years ago I bought this desktop pc:

(dud link)

For a bargain price, and it's done me well for what I want, but it's starting to get a little outdated now. I bought another RAM stick (another one of the same) to upgrade it which arrived today and works nicely but now I'd like to see if the graphics can be ugpraded.

I have some friends that know a little about the subject but they seem to get confused when it comes to graphics cards. It currently has an integrated thing that's of no use to anyone these days and I want to upgrade it so that I can play some games.

I'm not looking at getting a super turbocard, just something average that'll allow me to play some games, even if they don't look pretty, it doesn't bother me.

What do I need to look for when choosing my card? So far I've been told DDR2 PCI-E and other than that I'm at a total loss. Is it even worth it? Should I just chuck my pc out the window?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BFG-9500GT-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1247579131&sr=1-1

Any good?

God I hate being a noob.

Thank you for any help you can offer.

- Gaz
 

A:Solved: Little Confused About Upgrading My Graphics Card

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I've had my HKC 21.6" monitor for over a year now, and i've been using it with my PC at 1920 x 1080 with no problems.
However, two days ago the screen suddenly went black and displayed the message "Out of Range". I've had to drop the resolution to 1680 x 1050 in order to see anything.

I've tested the monitor with the same VGA cable but with a different computer - this worked fine, so i'm assuming it's something to do with my computer.
I've tried reinstalling my video drivers, but this had no effect. My card is an ATi Radeon HD 5770, haven't had any problems with it before.

Obviously this is pretty irritating since anything other than the native resolution tends to look ugly.

Any help appreciated
 

A:Monitor displays "Out of Range" at 1080p (graphics card issue?)

Best thing I can advise is. Grab the latest WHQL ATI and CCC drivers.

before installing, uninstall your ati drivers in safe mode and your monitor from device manager.

Boot into normal mode and install the drivers. Make sure in setting you take off check for only display resolutions this monitor can handle,,, ok give it a shot.. let us know.. gl
 

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Hey everyone, I'm in dire need of some help with my PC. The computer turns on fine, and boots up (can hear the windows start up tune) but I can't see anything on the monitor. Here's the details:

I was playing a computer game on friday, and during that it crashed. I have no idea if this is when things started or not, but I restarted and it was fine.

On sunday I had another crash, only the screen flickered once or twice and there were green pixel lines going from top to bottom of the monitor , about 2 inches apart in a perfect pattern. When I restarted, there were no graphics on the monitor. The light was flashing indicating it was on power saving mode.

I took the computer apart, unplugged everything, and put it all back together, and for whatever reason it worked fine for about 6 hours.

The next day I turned the computer on, and it loaded fine, but shortly after there was the return of the green pixel lines, with the added addition of the top left corner of the screen being filled with green pixelated triangles in a perfect pattern. These were flickering furiosly.

I tried restarting my computer, and again I got no graphics posted to the monitor. However the computer booted up fine, and I heard the start up tune, and 5 minutes later I shut it down by pressing the "Power Off" button on my keyboard.

I tried another monitor and again, got nothing. I then tried taking the computer apart and putting it back together again, only this time it didn'... Read more

A:Graphics card doesn't post any graphics to my monitor, computer boots up fine

Its usually just the graphics cards, they do fail especially if they overheat - then video card fan not speeding up might have been the problem - most are dynamic and should actually speed up under load. Depending on the manufacturer of your 8800GTX you might be able to get it replaced under warranty if they have a 3 year or greater warranty.
 

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Hi,

I have a HP Pavillion laptop model dv9292eu. The graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce Go 7600 and I am having issues with it. It appears the drivers have been corrupted. I cannot boot into normal mode. I keep getting vertical green lines in the background.

When i get to the login screen the famous blue screen appears which states the following:

Stop 0X000016
Attempt to reset the device driver and recovery failed. Collecting crash dump.....100%

Then the computer restarts.

I then logged into Safe mode and the following message appeared:

Program Signature:
Problem = Bluescreen
O.S Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
locale ID = 2057

BCcode 116
BCP1 87D0F328
BCP2 8C20BFB0
BCP3 00000000
BCP4 00000002

C:\Windows\minidump\091009-01.dmp
C:\Users\Dave\AppData\local\temp\WER-111447-0.sysdata.xml
C:\Users\Dave\AppData\local\temp\WERBBCF.tmp.version.txt

I did some searching and i found 116 code is related to the graphics chip. I was advised to go to HP site and download the graphics drivers. I downloaded the first version of the graphics card driver for my laptop and executed the file in safe mode.

I restarted the laptop and the greenlines were gone and i actually got to the login screen!woo! but then when i logged in, the screen went blank for 10 mins and nothing appeared. I hit the power button to restart and the problem came back. Sorry for profanity but ***?

I then went back and downloaded the latest graphics card drivers and same problem happen... Read more

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Friends,

Lately I have been having graphics problems in games. There are these " artifacts", wierd shapes, triangles, ect that appear and "shot" through my screen. it is hard to explain what it looks like, except that it is NOT normal.

It is hard to say when these appeared. I have recently got a different monitor. It is not new. It is a Dell CRT monitor. I replaced 1 CRT with another because I am cheap .

I have the latest drivers, I think, for my graphics card ( GeForce 5700 LE ). Not great , but not terrible. I play the games with either low or medium settings. I ran a benchmark test that was terrible.

Any ideas as to weather it is the card or monitor?
 

A:Solved: Graphics problem, monitor or graphics card ??

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Today I got a new samsung 27" monitor and whenever I run a game the monitor will shut off then back on about every 15-20 seconds. I have a DVI to VGA (VGA into the CPU and DVI into the monitor) plugged in, and am using a 1920x1080 resolution. I have tried lowering the resolution to 1280x720 and it still shuts off. my old monitor is an 18.5" and it runs perfectly on my CPU. my CPU is an HP Compaq 8000 Elite USFF Desktop Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz 8GB 250GB w/ Win 7. I am not a big computer guy, and cant tell if this is because of my CPU graphics card not being able to handle the high resloution or the Monitor itself. all help is appreciated. thanks

A:monitor shutting off not sure if its my graphics card or the monitor

Try un-plugging PC and monior, and then re-plugging.
Then load defaults in BIOS.
Check if monitor is still being detected as the old one.

New monitor, can be defected, try on another PC/laptop.

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Hi guys i've got a problem with my toshiba qosmio g20. I've had it running sweet on xp and i recently upgraded it to vista ultimate lite. It for some reason won't read my graphics card geforce 6600. it says the best driver is already installed for you called standard graphics adapter but thats wrong so i can't play games so im gonna put it back to xp but to do that is a mission. this laptop has raid harddrives so I need to install a driver. so i press f8 or whatever it is(can't remember) to enter the menu thing (this is at the blue screen before you enter the partition menu) it comes up with something like "please enter you manufactuers disk into the A:" but i don't have a floppydrive built in to be able. i've tryed usb floppydrivebut it doesn't read as A: so can use on of them. I've heard about useing nlite to put the drivers in a cd with the rebootstuff but i can't getit to read the drivers too. it was easy enough going to vista as you could insert a flash drive with drivers on it.

Please help me fix this or ill have to take it into a shop and pay them.
 

A:reboot issue and graphics card issue NVIDIA

Do you have AHCI or RAID as an option to select in BIOS?
 

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Hello forum,
So I just updated my Nvidea graphics card, and for some reason after restarting my laptop, in order to install these files to the system, the "System Thread Exception Not Handled" Blue screen error flashed on my screen, and later redirected me to an automatic repair screen, which attempted to fix this issue.
I ended up restarting the laptop on safe mode, uninstall my Nvidea graphics card and completely reinstall it from scratch.
But for some reason it keeps giving me the same error each time I restart my laptop.
After some research online, apparently there's an issue with Avast and Nvidea?
You will find attached the SF Diagnostic Tool grab all option files needed to view the issue at hand.
Any help would greatly be helpful.
Many are saying that I've not been installing the corrent drivers, but that's not possible, as it's directly from the MSI website (GT70 0NE) linked to the official Nvidea website, saying that the driver includes my graphics card (680M).
While other people are saying that maybe Avast is causing some issue towards the graphics card?
I have the Avast 2014 Professional Antivirus.
Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
NVIDIA GeForce GTX680M
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm currently running my laptop without the nVidea Graphics Card Drivers, and seems to be fine so far.
Regards,
Ic3d

A:BSOD Graphics card issue/Avast Issue?

This appears to be a duplicate topic
The other one is here: BSOD System Thread Exception Not Handled Error/Nvidea Card

I responded to the other one.
You may want to PM a staff member to have this one deleted (to prevent confusion)

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OK, My Grandmothers house was hit by electricity a couple of weeks ago. It blew out her phones and her computer will not turn on. I have not tried turning the computer on myself this is just what I was told. The strange thing to me is the computer was plugged into a surge protected with the monitor and other things. The monitor still works the surge protector still works and everything else that was plugged into the surge protector still works. The only thing that does not work is the computer. Isn't that strange? The electricity would have blown out anything pluged into the surge protected and would have tried the surge protector? RIGHT? Now I don't know if the whole computer will no longer work. Does it sound like it could just be the power supply? How does a computer act after getting hit by electricity? This computer will not do anything! You push the power button and nothing happens. Does anyone have any ideas? Is the computer fried? Is there anyway to fix it? Thanks for the help...
 

A::confused:Power Supply Issue:confused:

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G'day,

I've just recently built a new pc consisting of:
Asrock K758X motherboard
Radeon 9550 graphics card
Athlon 2.4 processor

I'm running windows XP Pro and the problem I have is .....

When I first came to boot up the monitor would just got to sleep, at first I thought this was because it was an old old monitor with a new graphics card. So I drag out a new monitor and this seems to solve the issue, however. If I reboot/or shut down it does the same thing and the monitor tells me "no signal input". When I hard reboot the pc the monitor will come on. The strange thing is the monitor seems to work every other time ... sleep work sleep work. I've whizzed through control panel and turned off what I think could be any display power saving options and reinstalled the driver.

Is there anything I'm not doing?

Any help/advice would be grately appreciated

Many thanks

boink1
 

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Previously I have tried to fix a problem that I have had with the screen resolution varying each time I boot up my computer (Windows 7 64 bit). This issue arises that as the machine does not recognise my monitor so I manually have to detect it to the desired 1680x1050. This issue has been occurring at a greater frequency recently and also upon changing the resolution has led to minor pixelation of the image, which can only be fixed by rebooting. I am using a msi R4350 graphics card and my monitor is a Samsung 2032MW TV monitor.

I know its fairly basic kit and there may arise part of the issue but my main question is whether you believe this problem is graphics or monitor related as I am at the point where I am going to upgrade instead of trying to fix it.

Many thanks
 

A:Monitor/ graphics issue

Does it do this every time or intermittently ? Is the connecting cable a VGA type (15 pins in 3 rows) ?

Some cables don't have all the pins connected from one end to the other and this can stop Windows recognising the Monitor. A poor connection can cause this too.

Try unplugging and reconnecting the cable at both ends several times, this will clean the pins.

If that doesn't help try a different cable.
 

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G'day,

I've just recently built a new pc consisting of:
Asrock K758X motherboard
Radeon 9550 graphics card
Athlon 2.4 processor

I'm running windows XP Pro and the problem I have is .....

When I first came to boot up the monitor would just got to sleep, at first I thought this was because it was an old old monitor with a new graphics card. So I drag out a new monitor and this seems to solve the issue, however. If I reboot/or shut down it does the same thing and the monitor tells me "no signal input". When I hard reboot the pc the monitor will come on. The strange thing is the monitor seems to work every other time ... sleep work sleep work. I've whizzed through control panel and turned off what I think could be any display power saving options and reinstalled the driver.

Is there anything I'm not doing?

Any help/advice would be grately appreciated

Many thanks

boink1
 

A:Monitor - Graphics - XP Issue

Is it the athlon or the newer 64 bit cpu that you have? Have you gone into your settings and made sure that they are not set up incorrectly: Right click on your screen somewhere, select properties, screensaver, power. Make sure that those settings are what you want. Mine are set up for - home office desk, 5 minutes, never, never. HTH...doc
 

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So recently set up a new computer however the graphics card only has dvi ports, I bought an adaptor so my vga cable from my monitor can be used in a dvi port however I get no display, can anyone suggest What I should do from here?
 

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Hi all,

I am currently looking to buy a new pc, for office use and the three main criteria are-
1. The pc can handle 3 or 4 monitors connected to it
2. It can comfortably operate several programs open at the same time using typical office applications(email, word, excel, pdf, browser etc)
I want to have the programs open on several screens at the same time for convenience and time saving.
3. The total cost is reasonable
I have been talking to Dell about taking one of their Precision systems, a T5500 with a xeon chip (2.13Ghz), 4GB Ram, Vista Business x64 and to be connected to 3 of their 23" S2309W Full HD monitors.

The salesman initially quoted for using the 512MB Nvidia Quadro FX580 card. I later asked (and i'm not sure why i did this) if he could confirm that this card is suitable. He later wrote back that, this card was probably not suitable after all and that i should go with the more expensive (+€400) 512MB Nvidea Quadro NVS420 card.

So my question is, is the FX580 adequate or not?

If anyone can offer advice i'd be most gratefull, thank you.
 

A:Which graphics card for a 3+ monitor set up?

... Honestly. **** Dell.

For running 4 monitors, you need:
a ~120€ motherboard (high quality costs a little extra)
a ~70-150-200 € CPU
a pair of ~30 € graphics cards.
Where do you live?
 

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I recently gave a friend, who is practically blind, a home-built desktop computer. She hooked it up to a video monitor manufactured for persons with sight problems. The computer stopped working. I have been trying to fix it. It now has all working parts installed but there is no monitor response and no boot. This is an asus motherboard. I also replaced the case. Everything lights up when I turn it on. There are no beep codes. Could the problem be caused by connecting the bulky monitor to the desktop computer? It did work for a while. The computer I gave her was not a new computer. I presently have three home-built computers about the same age and all are working. This is the first computer I have been unable to fix. I own and presently use a Dell desktop given to me by a friend that needed a new hard drive, power supply and power button. Computer memory and a new graphics card were added. I am stumped.
 

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Hope this is the correct Forum. I want to buy an LCD Monitor Samsung Syncmaster 205bw -20inches or 225bw-22inches wide screen. Their native resolution is 1680x1050
My Graphics card is Nvidia GeForce 6150 LE
Does my card support a wide screen, also can I get/use the Native resolution with no problems ?
I am not a Gamer but do a lot of Image editing with Elements 4 & 5
Thanks Jester2
 

A:LCD Monitor & Graphics card

Single-Link DVI Support
Able to drive flat-panel displays up to and including 1600x1200. ( nvidia website )
 

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Hi all, new here.
I recently purchased a Chimei 22 inch wide screen monitor. When I hooked it up to my computer the images aren't really all that great, with the small text being blurry. When I try to change my display settings there is no option for 1680 x 1050. Is this because of my graphics card? How do I find out if my graphics card will support this monitor? Did I make a bad purchase?
Any help appreciated.
 

A:New monitor and graphics card???

First off, don't set the Monitor to the MAX.
Why because if your Video Card can't go that high you won't be able to use 1680x1050. In this case replace video card.

What video card are you using? This is not onboard video, better not be?

1. Go into Windows Control Panel and click on Display
2. Select Appearance Tab
3. Click on Effects
4. Check box: Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts
5. Go from Standard to ClearType (for LCD Monitors)
6. Go into Settings
7. Click Advance
8. Click on Adapter then on List all Modes

In the List all Modes you'll see how high your video card can go. Don't worry about refresh rates with LCD monitors. Those are for CRT tube.

Word of caution
Make sure Color quality is set to Highest (32-bit)
Don't max out your video card to support the LCD panel.
 

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I have an HP Envy Desktop 750-114 and an HP V242h monitor. Colors, etc. on the monitor are flat, dull and almost gray. It's been like this since we got the computer about a year ago. I tweaked the contrast, etc., on the monitor and it's a little better, but still not great. So, do I need a new graphics card for the computer, or a new monitor? I'm afraid if I buy a new monitor, it'll be the same, dull and flat. If a new graphics card is needed, what would be a good one, and would I need a new power supply? My son does like to do gaming, so one that is good for gaming would be preferred. Thanks in advance!

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My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3. It does not appear to have an "on-board" vga.

My graphics card is a GeForce 6600 GT. I am using both digital outputs for the two monitors present.

My monitors are a pair of Asus VS228H-P

I am not a gamer, but do appreciate a crisp display. I mainly run general business programs such as word processor and spreadsheet, internet browser, email, and sometimes enjoy watching a movie or video.

I wish to add a third monitor.

Two questions-

Would using my old Acer P201w be a mistake in the long run, in that I can get another Asus VS228 for under $100?What would the least expensive graphics adapter solution be that would maintain comparable quality?
I'm afraid I have been away from tech for too long and am a bit on the penny-pinching side right now. I suspect that I should purchase the new third monitor, but am completely lost when it comes to the adapter card-

Thank-you very much for your consideration and expertise.

A:Add third monitor - graphics card?

I'm not personally into multiple monitors. (My main system uses a 28" UHD one.)

This card looks like it'd work:

EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 02G-P3-2717-KR 2GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card - Newegg.com

(eVGA GT 710). I suggest replacing the old Acer since it only does 1680X1050. With a third VS228H-P. you'd need a cable that works with the min HDMI port on the card. There are cheaper GT 7XX cards, but I'm not sure whether any support monitors.

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I have recently bought a AOC spectrum moniter. Now when i play games, or play video clips, the images are blocky. There were ok with my old 15 inch moniter. I have a 16mb Vodoo 3 card. Unfortuanatly i got the pc second hand, and have no instructions. Is there any thing i need to adjust on my card to improve the graphics? I am using an AMD K6500 pc, 128mb Thanks for your help
 

A:Monitor/Graphics card

did you install the new monitor .inf file. Check and make sure under display that the monitor in recognized correctly.
 

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replaced the stock fan on nvidia 6600gt graphics card and i can't get the monitor to come on. fan and all other components work but no monitor. reseated the card a couple of times but no go. any ideas? i'm sure i hooked everything up right.
 

A:no monitor new graphics card fan

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I have a compaq computer(Athlon 64 3500+) that has a built in graphics card. I was looking into throwing in a XFX GeForce 7600GS 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card (Dual DVI S-Video). I have a pci-e slot open so I know that isn't going to be a problem. The only thing I am worried about is that this new graphics card isn't going to have a vga output, which is the only connection my monitor has. Will I still be able to plug my monitor into the original vga output slot while using my new graphics card? If not, does anybody know how well a dvi to vga adapter works?

Thanks for the help!
 

A:New Graphics Card = New Monitor?

wileymiester said:

I have a compaq computer(Athlon 64 3500+) that has a built in graphics card. I was looking into throwing in a XFX GeForce 7600GS 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card (Dual DVI S-Video). I have a pci-e slot open so I know that isn't going to be a problem. The only thing I am worried about is that this new graphics card isn't going to have a vga output, which is the only connection my monitor has. Will I still be able to plug my monitor into the original vga output slot while using my new graphics card? If not, does anybody know how well a dvi to vga adapter works?

Thanks for the help!Click to expand...

yeah you just use an adapter to the new card, if you bought retail box t should have come with one.

http://image.compusa.com/prodimages/51/90ef7954-cfd3-11d6-a106-00805fbbb715.gif
 

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...and i'm pulling my hair out now at this point. I've tried two different video cards, same model (but the only type available) neither one works... and yes I had them both in nice and snug and fully plugged in. I don't know what to do now. Please help!
 

A:Still having monitor/graphics card issues.

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I thought I could figure this one out. I need help figuring out what graphics card and monitor I need.

HP Pavilion 061
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+, MMX, 3DNow,
Memory: 960MB RAM
Current card name: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU

I use this computer for logging onto Second Life and want a better graphics card. I will soon be buying a better, larger monitor too.

Mel
 

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I'm pretty sure it's been narrowed down to my graphics card being bad from the following post: BSOD - Random - Usually When Playing Video

So, I guess I need to buy a new one. Any advice? I currently have two 17" Dell 1280x1024 LCD monitors and a 40" Sony 1920x1080 LCD TV hooked up for watching movies/tv shows. My current card is in my system specs. I just want to be capable of standard tasks on the two 17's and 1080p video on the 40 at the cheapest possible.

Thanks

A:Need new graphics card for 3 monitor setup

I recommend anything made by EVGA, preferably something in the 700 or 900 series.

A 750 Ti would be a great choice.

http://www.evga.com/default.asp

EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-3755-KR

Could you please let us know your make and model of power supply.

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Hi, I just built a new p.c and I'm trying to get a picture on the monitor.

The graphics card is not detecting the monitor. the monitor's a crt which the graphics card does not support, the graphics card is a ge-force 7600 by xfx, I used a bridge from the graphics card package. this allows the crt connection to attach to the lcd port on the graphics card. The monitor looses connection and the monitor lcd drops its color as soon as I hook it up to the bridge. I think that may be the problem, but I'm not sure.
 

A:Graphics card not detecting monitor

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Problem: I turn on my computer, the monitor stays black. It goes into the same mode that it's in when my computer is off...a standby of sorts. It's not getting No Signal - it goes into No Signal mode, with the lovely flashing icon if I unplug the cable from the monitor.

I've opened up the case - the graphics card fan is still working...nothing in particular I did to break it...I left the room, it presumably went to sleep, and it hasn't woken up. I've swapped in another monitor, it gets the same problem. All cables are secure, and everything has power.

Here are the specs:

Windows XP Pro
AMD Athlon 3200+
1024 Megs DDR
Asus k8 SEV deluxe motherboard
Zalman CNPS 7000 A CPU cooler
ATI Radeon 9800Pro

Any help that you all could provide would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

-Greg (I'll be checking these forums religiously...if you need more info, or questions answered, ask. 3 different monitors (2 LCDs, 1 CRT) have given the same results, so I don't think it's the monitor).
 

A:Monitor/Graphics card woes?

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hello guys im not really that experienced with this sort of thing but i have a basic and general understanding of computers and how they work. well my problem seems to be coming form my computer itself i have these pink block like lines on the screen running vertically down my monitor and it is covering every thing so i cant see whats behind them :/ i have tried using a different monitor and even my tv and it does the same thing i also have tried another cable from monitor to pc but to no avail :/ any helpful tips and advice would be much appreciated guys thanks for your time
 

A:help woth monitor / graphics card maybe ?

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Hi,

It seems that when I turn on my computer or wake it up from a sleep the image on the screen is vibrating / quivering ever so slightly. However after a minute the image has completely stabilized.

My monitor is a xerox XA7 lcd display which is now 7 years old. My graphics card is a secondhand nVidia GeForce 8600 GT.

What's interesting is that I have an LED TV hooked up to the HDMI out on the graphics card and the image on the TV is always perfect.

So is it my xerox monitor that is failing? Or could it be that just the DVI on the graphics card is failing and the HDMI is fine?

Thanks for your expertise!

A:Either my monitor or graphics card is failing... but which is it?

Duncan,
Can you borrow a friends monitor and test it with your card? Also make and un-make the connections to the card to the monitor to clean and refresh their connections and report back.

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Hi

When I go to my device manager and look under Monitors I see Generic PnP Monitor, this laptop is a Hp Compaq Pavillion CQ57. Why do I have this generic monitor loaded for my HP monitor?. I think Ive figured out what I need to do, go to device manager and uninstall the monitor entry. I need some advice, is this the correct way to do things, this is supposed to be a HD monitor and I having trouble displaying some HD movies, its been this way for years.

Nick

A:Have I got the right graphics card/monitor driver

If your monitor is working ok now I would just leave it be. Right now the setting labeled "Generic PnP Monitor" is probably the "best fit". BTW I have two HD(1920 x 1080) Samsung monitors and they are both listed as Generic PnP Monitor.

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Hello.

I've encountered a problem in recent days concerning either my graphics card or monitor, which one? Im not sure.

It all started a yesterday while playing a game of Counter Strike : Source , I had alt-tabbed ingame and decided to alt-tab back into the game and as i proceeded to do this my computer locked up ... couldn't move mouse or anything.

So I proceeded to restart my computer. This is where everything went wrong. My monitor was not showing any image, only a black screen with the Analog/Digital box flashing.

So I tried a few things to see what would resolve this problem ...
Removed all cords, plugged them in agian ect.Unplugged graphics card then plugged back in agian.Restarted PC numerous times.Reinstalling drivers
I'm using a DVI to VGA cable connecting my graphics card to my monitor, if that helps.

I've also tried plugging another monitor into my graphics card, with no result.

Onboard graphics work fine.

I don't have another graphics card to test it on ...

In my computers devices it says the video driver is not installed correctly or something along those lines?

Does anybody have a step by step guide on installing drivers?

Specs are :

Intel Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
2GB Corsair RAM
500GB Seagate Hard Drive
Leadtek 8800GTX 768mb
Antec 900 Case
Samsung 226BW

Thanks in advance

A:Graphics Card or Monitor Problem?

Originally Posted by bwinward


Hello.

I've encountered a problem in recent days concerning either my graphics card or monitor, which one? Im not sure.

It all started a yesterday while playing a game of Counter Strike : Source , I had alt-tabbed ingame and decided to alt-tab back into the game and as i proceeded to do this my computer locked up ... couldn't move mouse or anything.

So I proceeded to restart my computer. This is where everything went wrong. My monitor was not showing any image, only a black screen with the Analog/Digital box flashing.

So I tried a few things to see what would resolve this problem ...
Removed all cords, plugged them in agian ect.Unplugged graphics card then plugged back in agian.Restarted PC numerous times.Reinstalling drivers
I'm using a DVI to VGA cable connecting my graphics card to my monitor, if that helps.

I've also tried plugging another monitor into my graphics card, with no result.

Onboard graphics work fine.

I don't have another graphics card to test it on ...

In my computers devices it says the video driver is not installed correctly or something along those lines?

Does anybody have a step by step guide on installing drivers?

Specs are :

Intel Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz
2GB Corsair RAM
500GB Seagate Hard Drive
Leadtek 8800GTX 768mb
Antec 900 Case
Samsung 226BW

Thanks in advance



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I'm having a very wierd problem.

Basically when I start my PC up and get to the windows logon screen - my monitor is switching on and off quickly. Like it cannot keep up with a refresh rate. The screen also sometimes goes white.

If I manage to log on to the PC, after the PC has settled the issue stops - so im not sure if it is some odd software causing it or whether it is something to do with the monitor.

I Have a CTX TFT Monitor and a Radeon X800 Pro using the Omega drivers (which I have used for years)

I hadn't upgraded the omega drivers any time before this started, and I have the most up to date drivers now and the issue is still going on.

Any help appreciated,
 

A:TFT Monitor / Graphics Card - Turning on and Off

Have you tried waiting for the computer to load up, and then turning the monitor on? Try giving it a couple of minutes to make sure.
 

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I'm trying to help a friend out. This is the problem she is having:

"I can turn on screen and the power light just flashes. We tried to hook up another monitor and it would not work either. The screen if turned on will flash occasionally white then all black. Something is not connecting somewhere. Someone suggested it may be the video card."

Or is there something else we should be looking at?

I have been asking about another issue related to this question, but decided this might be the place to begin. That thread is found here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/791490-video-card-computer.html
 

A:Monitor not working - graphics card??

What is the system itself doing? Aside from the monitor is the computer itself booting up without a hitch? Generally where there is a bad piece of hardware you're going to hear something in the beep codes? Anything? A bad video card will usually stop a system before it starts? Jazz
 

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Well, for some reason, I just can't play games because the screen just changes when I play games like: Ragnarok Online, Exteel, Avalon Heroes, C&C Generals... Etc. (Sorry, I really need to mention these games because I can't properly play for some reason)What I mean with changing, the screen goes black randomly and it suddenly changes to a different image, like a distorted screen, but the distortion is a colored noise-like image and hangs.But I don't know if that problem is in my Graphics Card installed or just the RAM or the Video Card existing in my CPU or just the Monitor (It's Samsung Wide Screen)When I play Flash-based games or Flash sites, it's just normal, nothing happens.When I screenshot with the description I said, it just look NORMAL.Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 series (But I have also a problem here, I installed GeForce 6200 series, but FX 5500 shown in my screen resolution change)Me and my brother tried everything we could do, but we don't know what is the main problem.Here are some photos:http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll205/M...s/Photo0350.jpghttp://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll205/M...s/Photo0353.jpg

A:Graphics Card or Monitor Problem?

Try a different monitor, temporarily.

Louis

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I have a Dell Latitude D620 with Windows XP and was infected with malware few days ago. After we finished cleaning the laptop, I have started seeing some problems in the normal mode. When I start the laptop in normal mode, in most cases, it will start with lot of blue stripes all over the screen and will continue to have it even after the system has completed the start up process. In case it did not show the blue strips during start up, it will show up within few minutes after the system has completed the start up cycle. On the other hand, in safe mode, there are no lines at all so this problem is only in normal mode.

Please advise.

Thanks!!

A:Graphics card or monitor problem?

You might try uninstalling the video drivers (could be damaged from malware or removal of same)...and then reinstalling the video drivers.

The fact that it doesn't occur in safe mode...seemingly points to the drivers, IMo.

Louis

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