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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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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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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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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.

someone help.. 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.

no one? 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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Never having any problems with video cards in the past, the problem I'm having with my new Evga Geforce 6200 is aggravating. I'm running on a Dell Dimnesion 2400, just installed a new VC which replaced the dead old one. Nothing is working right, the screen keeps freezing, windows media player crashes, boxes take 5 minutes to load, the computer has completely slowed down to the point where I cant use it. I installed the appropriate drivers, updated direct X, what is the problem?

A:Problems With Video Card!

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Okay here's my problem.

I started my computer one day and my desktop came up all scrambled and frozen. So I assumed my video card had died. Well I put in an older card to take its place until I could buy another one but a few days later when I started my computer the screen just came up black.

So is this a problem with just the video cards or is it a bigger problem I might be overlooking? I really appreciate any help.

A:Video Card Problems

Their could be a problem with your power supply. Try another power supply if you have one. If you still experience problems then there may be a problem with your motherboard or AGP slot. Also, try starting the computer in safe mode. if the system starts in safe mode then there may be an issue with your drivers.

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I bought a new video card for my PC. It was an HIS ATI Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb DDR2 AGP. Well, I installed it and all the updates. Well I went to work that evening and when I came home the screen was black. The computer was also locked up. I re-booted and thought nothing more of it. I went to work that evening and when I came home the screen was black again. I re-booted again and started looking at what I could do to fix the problem. I got a system optimizer and hoped it would do the trick. No luck, while right in the middle of playing my game the system locked up again. Well I guess my real question would be that my RAM is DDR and the video card is DDR2. Will this cause a conflict?

A:New Video card problems

The type of video ram the card has doesn't matter; but the card is definitely causing some type of hardware conflict. Make sure you are using the correct driver and if you are perhaps try a different/older one or maybe even a beta to see if that fixes the problem. The only other thing I can think of is how the card is configured in BIOS. Make sure the card is set to AGP 8x and that onboard video is disabled.

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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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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?

A:Video card problems

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Hi. I'm having a problem with my video card and I cannot figure out what it is. It's sort of a long story, but I'm hoping that someone who reads it might be able to diagnose my problem, though I know it's hard without actually taking a look at the computer. Anyway, here goes...

I was playing a game on the computer about a month ago, and suddenly the monitor and speakers simply stop. The monitor goes blank and says "no signal," and the speakers stop as well. I re-booted, and fiddled with the video card a bit, but nothing could make my monitor or my speakers respond at all. The computer itself was still running. The lights were on, the fans were running, and at first glance one would assume that there was nothing wrong with it at all.

I automatically assumed it was either my power supply or my video card. I tested my power supply, however, and it tested ok. A friend gave me a loaner card, not nearly as good as my ATI 9800 PRO, but sufficient enough. I plugged it into the same slot (the VGA slot) and it worked fine. Note that the 9800 PRO was powered by a molex adapter, while the loaner card (I don't know exactly what kind of card it was) was not.

Later, I decided to send my broken card in for a repair, since my warranty was still valid. However, I wanted to make sure that it was broken first, so I removed the loaner card and plugged it in again. Sure enough, it was unresponsive. However, I was surprised to find that when I plugged in the lo... Read more

A:Big video card problems

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I have an Asus GeForce FX 5900 Ultra card and after playing a video game for awhile the system crashes. The screen goes black, then lines appear across the monitor. I had a similar problem over a year ago and it turned out my video card was defective. Does it sound like i need a new video card or is there anything else i should try. Could it possibly be a problem with my AGP slot?

A:Video card problems

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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...

A:video card problems

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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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I'm running a GForce 4 Mx 420 and any time I play a game it crashes or it scrambles or is closes out I have tried all the drives online at nvidias web site none of them work I have done every thing I can think of the case is cooled so I donít think its an overheating prob im running win xp if some one can help me ill be your best friend!

A:Video Card Problems

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My roommate just bought a new video card for his computer. The new video card is a e-Geforce 5500 and the computer is a crappy Compaq prebuilt. The computer is currently running off the onboard video. We plugged the video card in, and it wouldn't read it. It will still boot to the onboard even if the card is plugged in. Am I doing something wrong? We've actually tried two cards (the 5500 and a Radeon 9200) and neither will work. We know both cards actually work correctly as I've plugged them both into my computer and they both work correctly. Also, we've already confirmed that the card is compatible with the mobo.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Video Card Problems

Have you looked in BIOS for a place to disable onboard video? What model Compaq?

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System specs i can remeber:
OS: Win Xp
RAM: 512 MB
Power Supply: 500W (pretty sure)
Motherboard: fairly new, top of the line in 2003
I recently got a new ati x700 pro video card for christmas. i followed all the instructions( removed old drivers) in the manual and replaced my old geforce2 with it. i boot up my computer and everything is going fine. the windows screen comes up with the blue bar moving left to right for a while, then my computer restarts on its own. it does that for a while and then after a few times a new screen comes up with safe mode and return to last working state ect. so i try safe mode and a whole bunch of words go flashing across the screen, it pauses, then restarts into the cycle again.
BTW i read in the manual about updating drivers so an AGP card could run, i figured i already had an AGP card in and didnt need to update. (in order to post on this website i had to fire up my old computer)
ive already tried putting my old card back in and it doesnt work, just gives the video beep error and wont show anything on screen.

A:New video card problems

Check at your MB manufacturer's web site to see if there are updates for the chipset drivers.

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I keep a Dell Optiplex running XP for my 7 year old to play games on. I just bought her a Fisher Price Digital Art Studio thing that plugs into the USB port. Well the video card I had in it was older and it requires 64 mb video ram to run it. A friend gave me a video card that has enough ram but when I put the video card in and booted it would go black instead of displaying the splash screen. After several attempts at rebooting it will start to show the splash screen and then freeze. After a few moments it beeps but it never makes it through the complete booting process. Do I have to change something in the bios? I think the driver for the new video card is installed but I'm not sure. I can boot into safe mode but I don't know where to go from there.

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Anytime I start up my computer I get the money signs. My video card is not working right as in I am stuck in windows basic and can't get the resolution to go past 1280x1024. I can't run anything that uses openGL or direct x. A friend of mine said it might be in the bios but I'm not sure that it is. I tried completely uninstalling my video card drivers with Driver Cleaner Pro but it changed nothing. If anyone has any idea what the money signs mean then please answer and I really hope my card isn't fried
I'm using windows 7 with an nVidia 9800 Gt

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Hi, recently a video card of mine started to get graphical errors so I figured the card was going bad and bought a new one. Untill the new one arrived I put in my old geforce 2 pro, but now when i tried to install my new video card it wont work at all.

I reseated the card multiple times but to no success, the monitor still remains powered down when I turn on my computer. I've even tried putting my old 9700 pro that was going bad back into the computer and the monitor wont power up for it either. I've disconnected everything but my hard drive and motherboard from the power supply in hopes that maybe I just needed more juice but that doesnt work either.

Please help if you can, having 1 card work but others not is frustrating and I can't figure out what is wrong.

A:Video Card Problems

Take the memory chips out of the slots and reinstall them - I get a lot of computers with the same problem and reinstalling the memory modules usually does the trick.

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Well, I'm not sure where to post this, because I have no idea what the problem is.

A while back, i had gotten a sapphire ( radeon ) x1650

Everything works. I install the latest ati made drivers. Those specific drivers had a problem playing deer hunter 2005. So upon research I discovered the Omega drivers. These work wonders. Everything is peachy. Things remained this way until just yesterday. I tried to play a game i havent played since i upraded my video card from a geforce fx5200 and my memory from 512 to 2 gig.

During my old rig
( Same as new but a 256mg vid card, and 512 mg of ram )
I could play all games just fine namely battlefield 2142.

I just tried to play this game yesterday and it locks up in game, at different points each time. After this, i uninstalled, and reinstalled, with no hope. Now games like gears of war, and Team fortress 2, both which ran fine before i tried battle field on the new rig. What happened?

A:Video card: Do the problems ever end?

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I'm having some problems installing a new video card. I have a Biostar 6100-M9 with an Athlon 64 3000+, using a Thermaltake PurePower 500W (14A + 15A on the +12V rail). I'm trying to install an XFX GeForce 8800 GS. The problem is that when I install the card and connect my monitor, my monitor doesn't even recognize a connection. I turn on the system and it seems to boot up normally, albeit 'headless'. The video card fan runs. There is no output from either the video card or the integrated video. The only options in BIOS regarding the integrated video are Auto or Always Enabled. There's no output from either the integrated or new video card with either option. Any thoughts?

A:Problems with new video card

See if you can borrow another monitor and try it... leave the integrated video set to "auto"

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Hey everybody,

I'm not sure if this classifies as a hardware issue or an XP, but here goes.
I bought a new video card for my girlfriend's pc. It's nothing to fancy, but it'll be great for her. The problem is this:

The card is a Radeon 7000. It's a 4x 32 MB DDR card. After I installed it I booted the PC (WinXP pro) and it locks up on the screen that says "Windows XP" in big letters. I just reinstalled the OS a couple of days ago so I don't have a previous restore point yet..

I can boot to safe mode though. I went to safe mode, updated the driver for this new Radeon card then rebooted and XP still won't start normally. It still freezes on that one screen.

Does anybody have any ideas? Any help is appreciated.

A:New video card problems

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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 really need help!!! my computer always restarted windows said it was the cards driver so i updated it and guess what? the same thing!!! so i got a friend to replace the card but my computer still dose it and im so confussed about what to do!!!

A:video card problems

well first off you neewd to be more descriptive. I couldn't even amke any sense out of that statement you made up there.

Try to be as descriptive as you can about the problem and obviously try and be as detailed as you can about what you have done so far in attempts to fix it.

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Memory Timings
CAS Latency (CL) 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 4T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 4T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 8T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 13T
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 15T
Command Rate (CR) 1T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 2T

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

AGP Controller
AGP Version 3.00
AGP Status Disabled
AGP Device nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Disabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem AGP is disabled. This may cause performance penalty.
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. This may cause performance penalty.

????HOW TO ENABLE AGP?I've tried different settings in BIOS but nothing!!
????HOW TO CHANGE AGP SPEED TO 8X?Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
VIDEO CARD supports AGP 3.0 but it's disabled....how to enable
I've tried different tweak utilyties.....nothing

A:Video card problems

What motherboard and video card do you have?

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Okay I have a minor problem. I know nothing about video cards, and would really apprecaite any help i can get.

I recently installed Age of Mythology on my computer, and when i went to play it, i recieved the message that my video card was not compatible. A little angered, I went to the microsoft website and went through their compatibility test for the game. According to microsoft, my computer is over qualified to run the game, and I shouldn't be having this problem. Any suggestions?

A:S3 Video card problems....

Need more info on the card. Also those system requirements on games are always overly optomistic. Double whatever the requirements are.

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I recently bought a 256 mb graphics card and wanted to upgrade my 138 to this. I started with the installation book and it said to go in a uninstall the old files (128 mb card files). Well after I did this a rebooted my computer I am now getting a "Sync. Out of Range" message on my monitor and I can't get passed this when I start up my computer. Any suggestions? I need my computer for class tomorrow if anyone could help me???????????

A:Video Card Problems

G'day Johnke, these kinds of problems can be a real pain, what has happened is that the computer is looking for a more sophisticated monitor with settings above the one you are using.
I think you have missed some of the previous events with regard to the settings you may have had selected.
You could try hitting F8 during boot, with luck this may allow you to boot by selection to safe mode using a lesser video setting in windows.
If you can manage this you might try entering the control panel and navigating to the display then settings and get the thing back to simple basic settings.
With luck you then can boot normally and properly set these settings as you desire.
Alternatively you may be able to work in safe mode until you can find a remedy.
Basically it appears that your monitor is somewhat aged and might need replacement or updating.
Cheers, qldit.

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Hello! Recently I upgraded the video card in my Dell XPS 400 from its included ATI Radeon X600 to a new Galaxy Geforce GT240. I installed the 1 year old drivers included on the CD and all was going well... until i tried using the Unreal Development kit which i had been unable to use with my old card. Within 5-10 minutes of playing, hundreds of blurry horizontal lines started to appear. I installed a temperature monitoring program to see if the card was overheating, as the game was pushing it and causing FPS drops. The peak was 52 Celsius (125F) which is not bad at all, heck this room gets hotter than that sometimes. After i closed the game, the problem persisted for 2-3 minutes before being entirely gone. Playing World of Warcraft led to the same result after 20-30 minutes of playing. I downloaded the latest drivers from the nvidia website and installed those, but that caused most of the screen to be black at all times and led to many very strange and bad artifacts. I then proceeded to roll back to the year old drivers and am left with the line problem. The strange thing is, these lines do not appear on screen shots. I have a Samsung syncmaster flat screen monitor i have been using for just over a year. It only supports 1680x1050 resolution and only at 60hz. I used a nvidia tool to force 75hz to see if the refresh rate was the problem. This however only blurred the image including the strange lines. I can't seem to find anyone else with this problem and am h... Read more

A:New video card problems

Uninstall whatever display drivers you currently have installed and then run Driver Sweeper to clean up the remaining associated files. This method helps to really scrub the existing installation and reduce the chance of driver conflicts further. Once you have this done, install the latest drivers for the card from www.nvidia.com or www.guru3d.com. You could also install drivers from Galaxy's site.

If you're still having issues, I would recommend returning the card and going with something else. Galaxy isn't really one of the top manufacturers for GeForce cards, but you may just have a defective unit. If you do decide to go with another brand, I would highly recommend EVGA or XFX.

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Bought an EVGA Superclocked GTX560 about 4 or 5 weeks ago, After about 3 weeks I started getting driver crashes and on googling put thm down to TDR's but it happened on every driver I installed even allegedly TDR free (people claim to no have them before a specific driver)
Now im getting peculiar graphical anomalies when gaming.

Playing Bad Company 2 yesterday some weapons and/or sights changed color to black as can be seen on screenshots here
Playing this morning to test th two weapons I used were back to their original colors but starting 10 minutes later they were back to black

aI've also had flickering textures, Smoke/fog in Dead Island glowing and flickering in game and in Splinter Cell: Conviction, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Assassins creed 2 I've had a similar problem to this screenshot


Im having a mate drop a monitor and a GTS250 off later for testing but for now anyone got any ideas of the cause ?

A:Possible Video Card problems

Have you checked the temps of card? I think EVGA has a utility if not try nTune or HW Monitor.

Might just be a faulty graphics card though, have it tested in another PC to see if it exhibits the same display issues.

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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 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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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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I have my spare computer in my shop, in my garage, I use it for music, and a little limited Internet usage, over the past month, we've had some Hurricanes and Storms. I use it probably once a month, I tried it over the weekend, the power supply was bad, I put a new power supply in, everything worked fine, except for my monitor, I tried the monitor "via" my laptop, it worked fine. I took the video card out and reinstalled it, still not working, I'm assuming my card is bad. Any thoughts, would be great.


A:Video Card Problems

Remove the power cord
Take the addon Video card out
Hold in the ON switch for 30 secs
Put the card back in, securely
Plug in, turn on

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My set-up:
C400 Mhz; 192mb Ram; 20gb; Riva TNT 2 AGP 32mb; Windows XP Pro. (Yeah, I admit, the computers a gimp.)

Problem is, I cannot get any 3D acceleration to work at all. I downloaded the latest Detonator drivers from the Nvidia website, but when it tries to install, gives me a "Not Certified" for Windows XP message, when I downloaded the Driver labeled Windows XP. When I try to update the driver through Device Manager, it seems to be going well, then it says "Could not Start Device". I never encountered this problem before.

It plays games in Software mode well. I checked the fan on the card and it is working. I have no idea what the problem could be. Thanks for the help!

A:Video card problems..

The drivers that are guaranteed to work with XP say WHQL. Try only to download those, and only download drivers from the NVidia web site, unless you have a reason otherwise.

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I have a Dell 4600 intel 3.0GHz. My OS is XP-Pro. Video card is a (OEM) Nvidia 64 MB GeForce4 MX440 card. Unfortunately I must run an old DOS based program that runs fine with Windows 98SE but not with XP. I partitioned the hard drive with a duel boot setup to run either OS. That works fine except the Windows 98SE boot won't start in anything but SAFE MODE. No matter what I've tried I can't get 98SE to recognize the drivers. I did download the proper Nvidia drivers for 98SE but that doesn't help. In the Device Manage it has the ever present YELLOW ! that shows a memory range conflict. 00000000 - 07FFFFFF used by System board extension for ACPI BIOS. That is repeated for four differnt memory ranges. I also can't install (nor does it recognize the modem). Everything seems to point to the GeForce card. When I boot to XP=Pro everything works properly. Dell was about as much help as a "CRUTCH IN A SWAMP!" They could only tell me that perhaps that card doesn't work with 98SE in their computer.... wow.. how great is that with a new computer? I've about to just change the video card as I'm sick of trying everything else!! Any opinions? Any help will be appreciated..

A:Video card problems

Why can't you just run the program in compatibility mode while in XP? right click on your shortcut, and choose the compatibility tab, then select how you want it to run.

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Hello, I have a Latitude d610 dell laptop and have just bought the New sims 3 game!
Yes i'm one of those people.

Unfortunately my video card is not up to the games standards!
All i know is that it requires a 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0 and apparently i don't have that.

Ive searched for days and have found many cheap video cards with ATLEAST 128 mb HOWEVER i have no idea which one i need to be compatible with my laptop, (the name, the type, etc.)

I was wondering if someone could please tell me the name of one or maybe send me a link with one specifically for my computer. i looking to spend no more than 70$ but if it comes down to it, i will spend more...

A:AH! Video card problems.

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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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I just got my brand new Nvidia 6800Xtreme, I installed it into my DFI lanparty ultra B and turned on my computer but it would not POST and it makes these wierd little beeps, so I put my old card back in Nvidia 5700LE and it does the same thing. I noticed that the DRAM power LED is not on when I turn the computer on, and the diagnostic LEDs get stuck on 3 and 4 and wont budge. can anybody help me.

A:video card problems on my DFI

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ok..I just recently purchased an ati radeon 7500 video card to upgrade my sisters computer...but now I cant get a happy medium with the screen size. Its either too small or stretched out...ect..

when I went to change the size of the screen..it shows 2 monitors...so im not sure why that is...

I thought maybe I should get the latest drivers and that would fix it..but it says i have the latest ones already.

A:video card problems

The two monitor pictures are just representative of the card's Dual-Monitor capability, although you won't necessarily be using more than one monitor.

In your "Display Properties" window - choose the "Settings" tab and then the "Advanced" button.
From the next window choose "Adapter" and then "List All Modes."
Try some different modes!

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