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Q: Bios Problems and Video Card Problems! Experts come here! :D

i bought a radeon7000 but when i put it in the mobo i don't get any signal at all. nothing, zip. and yes it's very well seated.
i recently fixed my bios (and ithought the aperture value may have needed to be changed) but even after bumping my aperture to 256 (it only has two settings 64 and 256) theres no change.

so what would cause a video card to have NO output?
and here's the basics of my comp:

tabor mobo
pheonix bios 4.x
working video card: voodoo banshee 16mg (AGP)
non working: radeon 7000 64mg (AGP)
anything else i will get to you ASAP!

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Preferred Solution: Bios Problems and Video Card Problems! Experts come here! :D

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Just had a pc built. First, they did not give me what I paid for: exchanging the parts I ordered and paid for with inferior ones. Made them fix it. [They did not know that I do the pc's at work.] Now?...my AMD Athlon 2500+ w/ASUS 333 was set wrong in BIOS: 1100 at 100/33 [easy fix]. I run Win 98. They say 98 cannot recognize the speed, reason for the Bios' low setting. [Funny, it works fine on all the systems I set up at work.] Then my DVD burner is recognized as a CD-R/RW and does not play nor record DVD's. Dr Hardware recognizes it as a Samsung CD-R/RW as well. None of the DVD software I use works. Also, the Radeon 9200 they sold me, which normally is a decent card, causes the system to freeze MANY times consistently, but they claim it's a "software" issue. Tried it on another pc with the same results. Used a video bench test and it froze on both pc's. It has never froze on several other systems I had set up prior to this. If the problem is at my end, what could I be doing wrong?

A:Bios settings? dvd burner?, video card problems?

sounds like a good place to avoid
i would be dumping it on their counter and aking for my money back,if you paid by card ask the bank to put a hold on payment till they supply what you paid for

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Hi, I bought 2 Latitude 3570s at the same time last year and both have this vertical line screen problem this month. Warranty just expired at the start of this month. I'm still waiting for one of them to ship to me to take a look at. The other one I have here, I connected to a vga monitor and the monitor shows this exact screen as the one on the laptop. When I move the mouse, that square on the screen moves along with it. I don't see the Dell logo on startup.
I removed all attachments, usb mouse, power, and battery for 30 seconds and replaced it and it's working now. Maybe temporary. Anyone knows what can fix this? I'll try update to the BIOS 1.9.0 after this post. Thanks in advance!

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aiight, i have an AMD Duron processor, with a PCCHIPS K7 333 Motherboard. I assume that it had integrated video which worked for some time.

One day, while trying to get my DVD-ROM to work, i got a message kinda like this.

"You need to disable the TV Out function to work PowerDVD player"

stupidly and accidently, i shut off my videoadapter.

for about a week now, ive been trying everything to get it to work again. Everything up unitl the Windows XP welcome screen works, but then blackness. I know my PC still works, i can hear ths Windows XP start sounds and stuff.

i tried following a keystroke scenario, from holding the Windows Logo button and pressing R, "typing devmsgmt.msc" going to device manager and enabling it, but no avail. The best shot i had according to my friend was to install a different Video Card, and then using that one enable the old one. yet,i i installed the card in the AGP slot and i still the get the same problem.

I tried changing the Primary Graphics Adapter from PCI to AGP, which did nothing.

And then also tried to disable Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA, just to see what would happen. Nothing.

Idk what card i have, but i know it should be decent enough to run XP. Its not the best kind of card either, its just one im borrowing.

It had a black heat sync on it but no places to hook up wires and no jumpers to which i can see.

Im stumped.

A:Enabling Integrated Video by using a new Video Card...problems


Try pressing f8 during boot, go into safe mode.
If you are unable to get into safe mode, then
it seems to me you may need to reset cmos.

I'm assuming you have a normal boot screen prior to XP

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Hi, I'm having a problem. I've tried everything I know of or could find in a couple days of searching.

Since installing a new power supply & video card, my PC is having frequent slowdowns. The mouse will freeze for a few seconds and then teleport across the screen, typing text (like this post) will have occasional freezes and then catch up, etc. In online gaming (City of Heroes) the video will stutter. Also, the sound stutters, both in the game and when playing system sounds and MP3s. Ingame, the sound and video both stutter at the same time.

My first thought was heat, so I installed a program called RivaTuner to let me see the video card temperature. It hovers around 36-37 degrees celsius when web browsing, and has risen as high as 44 degrees while gaming. I haven't gamed for more than two consecutive hours yet, so it may go even higher. That said, the fans seem to be doing a good job of removing the heat, and the problems are about the same regardless of temperature. According to what I've read, for a video card anything under 60 degrees is good.

I opened the device manager and uninstalled the old video card driver. There were no hardware conflicts and DMA was not disabled. DirectX is updated to 9.0.

Drivers: the new video card came with a CD that installed nv4_disp.dll, which Windows XP says is unsigned. On the off chance the card didn't come with the latest driver, I downloaded the most recent one I could find from the MSI website, but it... Read more

A:New video card causing video, audio problems

You are using an AGP video installed with a PCI express video card?

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this is what im dealing with. i installed windows 7 beta 7227 build. i cant find a sound or graphics/video to work for this thing help. i need to install the correct drivers. i think its nVidia but im not for sure just plz help

Machine name: REEKVICIOUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7227) Service Pack 1 (7227.winmain_sp.090602-2110)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 411MB used, 1123MB available
Windows Dir: D:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7227.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio service is not enabled. Use the Sounds and Devices Properties control panel to enable audio. No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
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A:Windows 7 video card and sound card problems

Windows 7 Ultimate RC build 7100 is what you should be running. There are no service packs for pre-release OS's from Microsoft. Did you install Windows 7 on this Dell or did someone do it for you? Your installed memory is much too low for Vista, not to mention Windows 7. If your system won't run Vista properly, DO NOT install Windows 7 pre-release

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Hi guys thanks for taking the time to look at my post.Basically i recently have done a reinstall of windows xp but the system cannot seem to be able to find the systems video card drivers and i have checked on the properties under adapters and the whole list says n/a so i have no way of find out what drivers i need to download. I have an emachines 5250 if that is any use.
thanks in advanced


A:Generic video card video card problems!! need help =)

I did some searching for you for a driver, but I did not find one. I think your best option is to purchase a new video card and install it. Remember to disable the built-in video in BIOS.

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I have a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card. When I had it in my computer I do not get BIOS options and my monitor is dark until the welcome screen, without it in I get these options. Also if I force shutdown my computer I do not see the safe mode 'countdown' screen but without the graphics card I do. I need to have my card in so I can enter BIOS and select it over the current graphics im using. Anyone know how to make it so I can solve this problem? Thanks.

A:Graphics Card Causes BIOS Problems

Need more information about your motherboard brand/model and BIOS.

Why don't you put the card in, but still connect your monitor to the onboard graphics VGA/DVI/HDMI connector from the motherboard? That way your BIOS will see the external HD4650, but will also put out what you say is still coming out through the onboard graphics chip.

If you have onboard graphics, and you're trying to go to an external video card of the HD4650, isn't there an "auto" setting in the BIOS? I would think that should detect the presence of an external video card and use it over the onboard graphics.

Anyway, for the moment I'd leave the monitor connected to the onboard connector if you say connecting it to the HD4650 isn't working. Then you can make your BIOS adjustment, and then re-connect and reboot and you should be there. Yes?

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

no one? please?

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

someone help.. please?

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my tune up utilities detected problems with int15 that the device is not working properly. when i checked the device manager, non-plug and play drivers int15, this message i got " the system encountered the following error while attempting to start the service. the system cannot find the file specified. how can i fix the int15? it cannot be updated....i don't know if this is related to the problem that my other programs, like ACDSee, FIFA game, encarta student etc, although they are still installed, and their installation folders still intact, they are not opening properly and they are requesting to reinstall especially the encarta.
all of a sudden the task bar freezes....then when i restart the explorer.exe, the task bar doesn't move back to its non-freezing state............another explorer.exe related problem, everytime i shut down the laptop, explorer.exe is preventing the shut down, if i tried to force the shutdown, it is stuck in the logging off then freezes, it never shut down.
DVD-ROM driver
when burning data, it functions well but when i place a DVD like DVD with movies, it cannot read the dvd as if there is no dvd, i think there is a problem in the driver, is there a good driver for DVD rom?
please help me, and please use words that even newbie like me can understand, thank you

A:Problems...need help from experts

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .... Seems like you have messed up your Registry ... Please run a System Scan and Post back the Results ...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Then please Uninstall Tuneup utilities ... Run a Scan with Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner ...

Some of your Drivers might be corrupted we can address that problem .. Once you have done the above Steps ...

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I recently reinstalled windows xp (its my parents computer and was infected...). I've updated windows to SP2, updated my motherboard 4in1s, updated everything I could think of before the vid card. The card is an Aopen Geforce MX 4000.

When I install ANY drivers for the video card the screen begins to flicker occasionally. By flicker i mean go black for a second then come back in; sometimes this happens a few times in a row and then it will go normal. The computer is brand new(all parts in the last 4 months), so while I haven't ruled out bad hardware, just tried to avoid it.

I've tried every driver version from the newest back to 56.xx or so, both from the aopen site and from the nvidia site (also the ones windows updated to). The problem persists with every driver I try. It works fine when there is no driver, but scrolling is chopy and I can't run anythnig that will need any type of video acceleration.

AMD Semperon 2800+
Aopen AK77-600N (bios 1.13, newest)
512mb RAM (already reseated)
350watt PS (new at christmas, has worked fine on other cards)
Windows XP Pro with SP2
Aopen Geforce MX 4000 64mb

Any help would be appreciated

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I bought a brand new PCIE-16X 8600 Geforce GT last night and toda when a friend installed it, it looked to be working fine.
Until I tried to test it on Assassin's creed. The loading bar goes to full, the ubisoft logo plays, then as it would end, my screen freezes.
I hear the game in the background - but I hear it as if the cpu was struggling very, very hard to play it. You know, broken, sometimes quiet, then I hear a bit of action then nothing at all.

Technically I'm thinking that, since I'm using an M2N-MX motherboard, somehow the integrated video is trying to annoy me. I checked my BIOS up and over and have failed so far to find a way to turn it off.
I also lost the mobo user guide/manual so I can't check that, and the one I got off a website was useless (Didn't mention it).
I'm aware that *technically* the new video card should have overwritten the integrated graphics processing units' priority (Bios says it goes PCIE-PCI-IGP) but that's all I suspect it can be.

To be fair, I checked a small game as well. Hamsterball loaded until the menu. I clicked on tournament play and then a level. The very second I saw a picture of the level itself, the screen once again froze.
Technically my windows runs fine beneath it, but it won't react o r won't always react to anything. No alt-tabs, alt-f4 or CTRL-ALT-DEL . It worked once after a half a minute wait, but not the second time.

PC setup :

MOBO : Asus M2N-MX mobo.
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A:Video card problems!

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I have a Gigabyte-GA7DXE motherboard and just got a new video card a nVidia GeForce FX5200 and often it will restart the computer out of nowhere, even when I'm not doing anything on the computer. And other times it will freeze inside games. Never had this problem with the old card (nVidia GeForce4 MX440). I know the card isn't bad so that isn't a problem. Please help!

A:Video card problems

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I was wondering if you would be able to help me. I have a amd athalon xp 3000+ and my video card is a VIA/S3G UniChrome Graphics. The problem is that every time I try to play gta3 it allways freezes and then the screen goes dark and then I have to restart the computer and ctrl-alt-delete doesnt work when that happens, I have come to the conclusion that the problem is a corupt or missing driver. I tried looking for the a driver for my card but have had no luck. Can any one please tell me where i could find this driver?

A:problems with video card

Hi, and welcome to the TSG forum


you should be able to get driver from here

these free programs may help identify the hardware
The program is freeware called EVEREST Home Edition v1.10 and can be downloaded from http://www.lavalys.com/index.php?page=product&view=1&subpage=5
or http://www.belarc.com

also have a look at the readme that came with the game - it may have suggestions - or the website for the game may also have suggestions

is it possibly a temp problem ?

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I stumbled upon this site while trying to self diagnose why my computer isnt working and i think this place is awesome! So here is my problem... I have a dell Dimension 8300, its kindof older i bought it in 2003. At the time, it was cutting edge, tons of RAM fast processor, all that. The only work i have ever done to it was replace the video card (with a new NVIDIA card) so i could play a video game that my computer at the time couldnt support. Well, I get home from work yesterday, and it apperars that my computer is in sleep mode, just like every other time i come home. i shake the mouse and it doesnt wake up. So i kept shaking it for a while and tried to tap the keyboard and still nothing. The weird thing is, the computer is runing, if i hit 3 keys on the keyboard at once my speaker will make the windows noise like when it doesnt want you to do somethig (DING!!) And if I hold the power button it will shut down and i can hear the shutdown jingle as well as when i hold it to turn it back on. So I thought maybe its the monitor. I check all the connections and everything looks good. When i completly disconnect the monitor from the computer, i get the error message on my moniter telling me there is no signal, and when i plug it back in, it goes black and the power light turns orange. like its in sleep mode. I am thinking it may be my video card only because when i installed it a year ago I it never realy worked properly, ie. when i use the scroll bar it wouldnt scroll smoothly i... Read more

A:Video Card problems??

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i am having serious problems with my windows xp and video card... i recently purchased an e-GeForce MX 4000 video card and put in into the slot and everything was fine. i plugged the monitor into it, etc. and then it comes up with a black screen "windows has encountered error blah blah select start windows normally, safe mode, safe mode networking, last recent confuguration" so i chose normally and it loaded right back up to the same screen. then i picked safe mode and i couldnt do anything, there was a black screen that said safe mode at the top and bottom corners. when i take my video card out, everything is fine. i tried the cd it came with, but when i attempted to install the drivers, it said "NVIDA setup program could not locate any drivers compatible with the current hardware". what is going on?

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I am having problems with my on-board graphics card on my dell laptop, and yes I did say on-board, unfortunately. I am having trouble running half life multiplayer over a lan connection. My graphics card is a:
64mb Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV
I have 512 ram and a 2.4 ghz celeron processor.

in the graphics card properties it tells me the graphics memory in use, and I have not seen it run higher than 17mb.

I have heard there is a way to boost more of your ram toward a graphics controller, but I am not sure if this is true.

If you have any information on how to boost my graphic card's performance then PLEASE HELP me.


A:Video Card Problems - Please Help

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I have a dc7100 SFF windows XP that the video card does not work. I have bought a new card and installed it and it still does not work. I took the hard drive out and put it in a different computer with the card and it works great. Is there something else I can try.

A:Video Card problems

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hey everyone....my friend just formated his computer and now he is having problems...the problem is he doesnt know his video card...he lost his motherboard cd...and i think he had onboard video...i tried to open up the box to look for a name on the video card or anything but everything is cased...i dont even know what motherboard it is....right now the computer cant display more than 16 colors....i need to find out his video card and hopefully find a driver for it...any ideas how i can find out the video card name??
any help is appreciated....

A:video card problems

What brand, model #, etc is the computer your trying to find driver for?

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I just bought a new video card and the device manager says that the driver was not loaded because computer detected 2 PCI.VDX types(code 2). I am assuming it is still trying to use my default card,how do I fix this??

A:New video card problems

How did you install the new card.

Generally the way to do it is to go to display properties, settings, advanced, adapter, change and change the system to std vga, reboot, remove any software programs installed by your video card, then go to device manager and delete you old video card, shutdown.
Remove the old card and install the new card, reboot, windows should recognize it on boot.

If you had onboard video, look in the bios for an option to disable it, jumper on the motherboard, or go into device manager and check the disable in this hard ware profile.

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I installed my new video card about 2months ago. Everything was working fine with it until recently.
When I dont turn my computer off the correct way, my new video card completely uninstalls and my computer says its running off the Intel Integrated Graphics. So i have to uninstall Intel, restart computer, install the Nvidia drivers, restart and then it brings me to my regular Nvidia desktop. But when I restart it once again brings me back to the Intel Graphics and i have to repeat the process 2 or 3 times until it fixes...

Why is this happening and how can I fix it??

A:Video Card Problems

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Ok i just put in a Geforce 4 MX 420 64MB SDRAM it is a PCI card well i installed it it was all good but it keeps on freezing over and over and i cant really do anything anyone can help?? my past card was an onboard and i dissabled the onboard

A:Problems with a new video card

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I just bought a used dell optiplex gx260 (p4 2.66 ghz, 512 mb ram). There is an AGP slot, so I was going to install my old GeForce mx440se. It installed with no problem and was working, but after I installed it, I got the message that I had to restart my computer, so I did. After my computer restarted, instead of going to the windows xp screen, I got a message to check my video settings and the screen goes black. The computer is still on, just the monitor isn't receiving any input. I am using xp pro sp3 (I think) if that makes a difference. Any ideas?

A:video card problems

think you need to set your bios. Is your original video onboard? Might have to disable onboard in your bios or set your video setting to agp.

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Hey guys,

several months ago I decided to upgrade my machine to get it a little closer to par until I had the time and money to build a new one. Here is a rough breakdown of the machine originally.

MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum Motherboard
P4 3.0ghz HT
2 gigs (512x4) DDR2 kingston hyperx RAM (KHX4300D2K2/1G)
Antec TruePower 430w power supply
evga geforce 6600
160 gig WD HD

So I bought a 7900gt to give the machine a little boost. I've built many machines before so I'm pretty familiar with most aspects of the PC. I installed the new card, and after booting it up and installing drivers, I rebooted the machine. Right away the screen started flashing black and green pixels would show up (and it seemed to get worse if the PC was under any load). After trying to figure out the cause (tried different drivers, using temp monitoring software, checked PSU requirements ect) couldnt track it down. Came to the conclusion that it must be a bad card.

So just this past week I decided, heck I'm going to try again. Ordered the Zotac 8800gt and got it all connected. Right away same problem. Decided that maybe my PSU was not cutting it. Bought an Antec Truepower Trio 650w. Still same problem coming up, black flashing and green pixels. The temp on the card is sitting around 51-55c idle right now, down to 44ish if I crank the GPU fan up. Safe mode it seems to be ok, i think (haven't put any load on it in safe mode). Tried the drivers it came with, and a variety of othe... Read more

A:Video card problems

Try running Driver Cleaner Pro to remove all nVidia drivers from the system, then remove the entries in Add/Remove Programs. After the system has been powered down, install the 8800gt or whatever card you want to use. If the said problem occurs again, you can try to get into Safe Mode to install new video drivers or reinstall the 6600 and reinstall the chipset drivers. If you still have problems, I would recommend trying the card in another system or reinstalling Windows. You could always grab another hard drive, format it, and install an OS just to see if the card works with your setup. It sounds to me like there is a conflict between devices so maybe reinstalling the OS and starting from scratch will fix it.

On a side note... make sure your BIOS is up to date.

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Okay, here's the story:

I just purchased a bunch or new computer parts online. I got an ASUS P4C800E-DLX motherboard and an ASUS Geforce FX 5900 256MB. I have an older monitor, it's a 17" TVM AS6S and when i plug the monitor into the VGA port on the video card it doesn't display anything. The monitor flickers like it's trying to change resolutions but the screen just stays black.

The video card also has a DVI-I port and an adapter for it. When i use this the screen works but every so-often the picture will become all distorted with artifacts all over the screen and the monitor will sometimes just go black after this. And i have to reboot the computer, sometimes a couple times to get the picture working properly again.

Does this sound more like a problem with my monitor than my video card?

A:Video Card problems

Do you have another monitor to test with? If, when you change resolutions or refresh rates, your monitor acts odd, it's most likely that your monitor can't support the new settings. Try to eliminate the guessing game by trying another monitor. Then, if you have another computer, try using the video card in there and see what happens.

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Hey all... kinda new here but I got some problems that just came up (and I'm suspecting it's my vid card)

I've had this computer for almost 2 years, P4 2.26 GHz, 1024 MB DDR ram, Geforce 4 ti4600 Video Card, running on Win XP Professional.

About two days ago I tried to alt tab into a game I had running in the background and my monitor went blank (like I had turned on sleep mode or somesuch) and I couldn't alt tab back out, so I restarted. Upon restarting a bunch of random character were all over my boottime black screen, and they stayed there throughout (it was mostly 0's in columns, with random misplaced characters in the actual sentences). The comp then restarted after Win XP got past the scrolling bar screen.

I rebooted and went into Safe mode and the comp has yellow / blue lines that run up the screen, and they move around as I move the mouse. After about two-3 hours they went away and I was able to restart the comp in normal mode, but they came back again today.

I'm wondering if it's overheating for some reason... I'm not sure why it would (it's never done this and I haven't tweaked anything in the 2 years I've had it)... the lines made me think the refresh rate was messing up or something. I also tried reinstalling the latest drivers from nvidia.com.... no help.

Any help on this would be MUCH appreciated... :\

A:Problems with my Video Card

Have you tried a restore prior with a date prior to the problem, It may be that it is a video driver problem and that may take care of it.

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I bought a PNY verto 6200 for my girlfriends dell demension 2400 w/ winxp home/ 768mb Ram 40 gig HD. Anyway, after put the video card in, i installed the drivers, and i get the restart message. after i restart, it doesnt boot into windows. It goes all the way to the windows xp loading screen, the black one with the little bar at the bottom, after that it goes black, i wont load windows. the only way to get back into windows is to boot in safe mode and revert the harddrive to an eariler time. I've tried installing the drivers from the cd, and the internet, and it does the same thing. I've never had this problem before, and i have no idea what to do. The video card is PCI by the way.

A:Video Card Problems

What is probably happening is that your resolution is out of range for your monitor. What you need to do is load the drivers, restart the machine, go into safe mode, then go to your control panel. Under display>settings turn your resolution down. Then restart the computer normally and see what happens.

Also, there may be a place in the BIOS where you can disable the integrated video. If there is, disable it.

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I recently installed a new video card to my Dell computer. I'm running 2000 pro on it.... 256 meg ram and a little 500 mhz p3... The card was an ATI Radeon 32meg... The problem I'm having is with all aspects of the card. No display problems or anything... I installed a game shortly after the card called Star Wars:Force Commander... relatively old game. For some reason I can't play it or any 3d type games now.... Also my DvD playback does not work, I get a message saying that my video card is insufficent to run the movies... Some games also give me that message... Any help will be greatly appreciated!... Thanks.


A:Video Card problems

Have you downloaded the latest windows 2k drivers and installed


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To start off, a year ago I made the mistake of purchasing a Compaq Presario 2002US. Came w/ a tnt2 vanta LT AGP w/ only 8 mb of vram! I got annoyed of the card and purchased an XTASY 5564 Geforce 2 MX 400 PCI card with 64 mb of vram. I installed the drivers that were included on the cd, grounded myself, popped the old card out, and put the new one in. I started my computer and it got to the black screen that loads right before your desktop appears. The screen then froze and a little white dot showed up on it. I tried over and over and i couldn't get it to work. I then put my old card back in and then downloaded nvidia's newest detonator drivers. I tried it again (in a different pci slot) and windows started and everything. It detected the card so I then restarted. It restarted perfectly and then while i was going through my c:/ drive, the mouse pointer froze. I tried again like a hundred times (really!) but it kept on doing it. I ctrl-alt-del 'ed and "chknet" wasn't responding. I closed it but to no avail. My system is an 800 mhz amd duron with an original 64 mb ram (upgraded to 320 mb ) and also windows ME (going to xp or 98se soon). Sorry its so long, but I need help desperately.

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I built a Windows Vista 64bit computer with a AMD 5600+ X2 and 2GB of RAM and Two SATA 300 Hard Drives one is 320GB and the other is 500GB. and the computer was working find and to I wanted to play my old Serious Sam II game. It worked good for about 10 min's and then it locked up. I need Help I think it is the XFX nvidia 8600 GT Video Card. But what can I do to make sure that is the problem? What can I check before I go out and Buy a other one.



A:XFX Video Card Problems

The question for you is how do u know that its the card? What if its a driver issue.
Ok what i haven't understood is did u try restarting it, if so did it do the same think, and also if possible download the latest DIRECTX and new drivers for your card and install them.Then if all that fails, u will come to that conclusion.

Cheers Mate

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Okay, so heres the skinny... I just joined this place to get some assistance on this subject, and to help out where I can in the future, easy enough huh? I wanna get my computer fixed before I start going on about the olden days though.

My computer did something funky earlier today, I turned it on, everything loaded up fine and dandy, until it got to right before the desktop. Then my keyboard and my monitor flashed and went blank. The lights on the monitor were still on, but there was no signal.. and well.. my keyboard just stayed blank. (It has done this before, but a restart usually fixes it.)

Now I tried rebooting several times, and no avail, each time to the main desktop, then blank... however, when I try to boot up in safemode there are NO problems, and my video card works fine!

Any help?!?

A:Problems with my video card

Sounds like a corrupted driver... try an XP repair, if you are running XP... and what are the computers specs?

XP Repair:


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I posted this over in the OS forum so it might not have been the correct place originally, sorry.

I have an "older" Dell. Sorry the model number escapes me as I am at work at the moment. Anyhow the other night the display started acting funny. By funny I mean it still appears to work but the display has lines and other stuff running through it Can still make out the desktop but there are what looks like lines (one pixel wide) of color some, overlapping, some constant, some flashing, most evenly spaced. I thought the monitor was shot but I switched monitors and get the same type of display. Tried booting in safe mode and still the same thing. Even at start-up (DOS level??) still get what could be best described as a weird characters displaying.

Running windows XP. No new hardware has been installed in the comp for about the last year. A few weeks back I did buy I Nikon film/negative scanner and installed the accompanying software but that is it.

Chance it could be the video card or something more? Card is an ATI Radeon 9800 with 128 MB of DDR memory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128 MB DDR. I bought it yesterday. On my games, when they play FMVS, the sound goes on and off, and the video stops, then gos, then stops, then gos. Like giant lagging... Also, on Unreal Tournament, my card shows the coloring wrong. It turns white stuff red and blue stuff yellow. My friend once had this problem, and it's settings-specific. I'd ask him, but he moved. Any advice?

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I have a radeon 9200, and have been having problems with the card locking up in any 3d application. It randomly activates vpu recover, or just freezes completely, forcing me to restart the computer. I'm pretty sure it's not overheating, since opening the case and using another fan didn't do anything. I've tried almost all the available catalyst drivers, as well as the omega ones. Any other ideas?

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my video card (Nvidia GeForce) makes a loud buzzing sound when i first turn my computer on, but after a few minutes it gets quieter and finally goes away, what could this be?

and when i shut my computer down for long periods of time, i will turn it on and my screen will be blank, and ill have to unplug my monitor from the card, and plug it into the built in graphics card that came with the computer for it to work...then sometime later ill get the nerve to try the card again, and itll work fine....it just doesnt make sense to me lol...

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Emachines laptop m2350
Ram:512 mb
CPU: 2800+MHz
Free Hdd cpace:47gb
Video card: ATI Radeon Igp 320m
Problem:My sims 2 game , everytime it runs, it freezes time to time and forces me to turn my computer off improperly. It also runs slow, graphics don't run smoothly throughout the screen.
Sims2 Game Requirements:
OS: Windows (XP,95/98,ME.....)
Video card: DirectX 9.0 compatible(i.e. nVidia Geforce 2 or greater or ATI Radeon 7200 of greater)
Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
Hard drive space: at least 3.5 gb
CPU: 800 MHz or greater
My computer seems to meet all of those including DirectX compatibility.
If you could research ATI Radeon igp 320 M that would be great because then you would be able to help me a little more. I don' know what to do , whether to buy new video card or just leave it.
P.S. I did driver updates from ati website in the support. It didn't seem to affect it. (CATALYST 5.1 drivers) My card is igp family for windows xp . Thanks for your time. I would appreciate some feed back.

A:video card problems

IGP= Intergrated Graphics Port. While the ATI is most likely better than some others it is still going to leave you hanging at times. The Sims might just need more than the chip can give.

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I am trying to set up a dual monitor with my tv I have a Y splitter cable. However i can only get one monitor to work at once.
I put everything back as it was and now when i power up i get the windows loading screen and then no signal where the log on screen should be.
does anyone know what i should do to get at least one screen working?

A:Problems with video card

Welocme to Tech Support Guy

Firstly with a splitter you will of course only have the same image on the two monitors.

If this is what you mean
The same principle applies to a DVI splitter

in whatever combination
or indeed to an hdmi, in whatever combination

and to all variants of conversion from VGA SubD to either.

Usually these are used for running the standard computer monitor and then being able to watch Video on your TV screen

That situation depends of course on your graphics card output connection and the TV input connection

It also depends on the resolution of which the graphics card is capable and of course the resolution which the TV will support.

See also this from Microsoft

and this

which is presented in a little more easily digestible format

So now you have all the information you need, what you do now very much depends on what you DID when you were trying to get it to work.

Try Safe Mode and if that works and this a recent attempt - system restore is the way to go, to put back whatever you changed

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I got a Radeon X1600 and am having trouble getting it to work. I put it into what i'm sure is the pci express slot but when i start up my computer i don't get a signal to my monitor. I have the dvi cable plugged into my monitor and my new video card. And when i start my computer i notice my fan on my video card isn't even running. What am i doing wrong?!

I'm pretty sure i have a X16 pci express slot....my motherboard is the ATI Radeon Xpress 200
Plzzzz help me

A:Video card problems

Does the video card have a seperate connector on it that you need to plug in a power connector into? Could also be a bad card.

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Hi i just purchased an Alienware Area 51-7500 with SLI graphics and for some reason my memory got wiped so i had to reinstall windows totally and now when i start my computer it cant read my graphics cards and none of my games will run. I need somebodys help because ive been waiting for days to try and get some sort of a response from other forums. please help i want my comp back

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The graphics things that you need should be included on the motherboard disk. You would need to load them from that disk.

If you don't have a motherboard disk, then do have a setup disk set, they should be on there. If all else fails, then use everest (in my signature) to tell you what motherboard you have and then one can locate the drivers.

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I have an hp pavillion, about 2007. It came with Windows vista, and using that I got games such as garrys mod and civilization 4 from steam, and they worked fine. Recently upgraded to windows 7, and it appears that the computer cannot find my graphics card. I have some form of nvidia (I forgot which, because the computer can no longer find the specific kind anymore). I think it may have something to do with windows 7 on my computer? Here are the messages I got when I tryed to play civilization, and later when I tried to download graphics drivers from nvidia

Whoever can help me will forever be in my heart, this is pissing me off.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-56, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1982 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 144231 MB, Free - 84534 MB; D: Total - 8393 MB, Free - 11 MB;
Motherboard: Quanta, 30B7, 65.28, None
Antivirus: Sophos Anti-Virus, Updated and Enabled

A:Video Card problems

I have a 6600GT that doesn't work with the newer nvidia drivers.
I had to back up to the 186. drivers.
If you scroll down the nvidia download page,you should
see a link for beta and archived drivers.
Really would help to know the model of the card.
Might try siw to see if it can identify it.
Just click the download link for the free version.

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I am having a problem that whenever I start an app that (I think) needs hardware acceleration it fails to start. What I mean by this is that it will show the "intro" and then the screen changes to the app background color but blank.

The apps include but are not limited to:
Tile Puzzle
Word Hunt

The only error that I am getting is from Copper. I think that this started when I installed the ATI X1400 drivers and software, none of the software is running but it was able to set my resolution to 1920x1080 (I prefer 1440x900 but it wouldn't do that much!). The other problem which I think is the same is that when I go to the start menu half of the time it will be blank until I go to "Search" the apps and from there go to the start menu.

My specs are below.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!

A:Video card problems? Or is it something else?

Sorry, I forgot to include the error!

And my screen resolution is 1920x1200 not 1920x1080.

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Hello, I just recently got a new video card. (Geforce 9600 gso) I had it put in earlier today by one of my relatives. After it was installed, it was working properly and I could see a noticeable difference from it. So, I brought it home and set everything up and discover that my PC no longer sees the new card, but the card that is built into my motherboard. (Geforce 6150 LE) I can not get my PC to use the new card. When I check it under properties it says my current video card is the 6150. I have downloaded the new drivers, I have tried deleting my Nvidia file all together, then downloading the drivers but to no avail. This is rather flustering, considering the 6150 is just terrible for the games I play. Please help me.

A:Video Card Problems...

If your monitor is connected to the onboard video,then windows
is going to detect the monitor there and default to it.
Shut down and connect the monitor to the video card,
then restart.
If you can,enter the BIOS setup as the computer starts and
disable the onboard video.

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i have another problem. I found my video card but is says it is in a certain port. when i got to the device manager, it it listed under display adapters. when i look at the properties, it says-PCi bus 1 , device 0, function 0. can anyone help me find out if it is removable so i can put a new mobile graphics card. I currently have an ATI Technologies Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2X.

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Is this the SAME laptop you've been asking about?

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ok so a week ago i bought a nvidia geforce 9400 gt. It was working fine until now. I am hearing a loud buzzing noise and when i try to play games and stuff the game like loses all the color and like stallls and the nvidia control ppanel is all screwed up with mutiple colors all over and words overlappping.

Please help

A:Please...Help Serious Video card problems!!!!!!!!!!!

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Ok. I have a built-in video card and I was told I could disable it and install a better one. Well I have tons of problems. Firstable, I bought a GE FORCE FX 5200 128 MB AGP video card. I wasn't sure if I needed a APG card or a PCI. In the store they said that if you open up the computer it'll be the top "shelf". Well what the hell is a top shelf? Once side, theres CD drives, floppy drives and like that so thats not the side. The other side has to be the right one. I was told that if I have a white slot, I should get a PCI card and if the slot if brown, I need a APG card. Well I got the APG card, but I think my slot is white. Well I have 3 white slots and 1 black. In the black one, a thing about the size of my new video card is inserted. But something is inserted into 1 of the white slots too. Well, which 1 am I supposed to put the card in? How do I disable my built-in video card? Myt built-in card is called
VIA Tech VT8601 Graphics controller. I tried the online thing they have and well that didnt help me. I tried calling but they work from 9 am till 5:30 pm. Wow, thats great customer service, thank you guys! Well if any1 can help me, I'd really appreciate it. Either leave something here or email me or my AIM screenname is Soccerbest7


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