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#1 massimo727

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:27 PM

I bought a BFG Tech Geforce 6200 and followed the instructions. After I got done installing the driver I connected the monitor to the video card, when it restarted everything went fine except the monitor, it came on but stayed on a very dark green looking screen and stayed that way til I disconnected the monitor from the video card back to the computer. I'm also not able to change my display to any thing higher than 800x600. hope I gave enough info for someone to help. thanks in advance

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:40 PM

What operating system are you using? What MB do you have and is it AGP or PCI-E the card and the MB?
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:44 PM

What operating system are you using? What MB do you have and is it AGP or PCI-E the card and the MB?


Windows XP sp2, 256MB card, and unfortunately its a PCI cards (the only type my pc supports :thumbsup: )

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:46 PM

Hrm new card? Have you disabled the other graphics, onboard or uninstalled the old drivers for an add on card?
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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:48 PM

was the card NIB or used?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

neva mind will repost after responses


Edit 3: keeping quiet

Edited by Sneakycyber, 06 November 2007 - 05:53 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

is the monitor a known good working one? (sorry if that didnt make sense)

check device manager for yellow !'s

check hardware acceleration: right click on desktop>properties>settings tab>left click advanced>troubleshoot tab

make sure that slidely marker thing is dragged all the way over to the right =)

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:54 PM

I uninstalled the onboard graphics(think I did anyway) and deleted the driver (windows update wants me to download it again), its a new card bought from newegg.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:55 PM

Try disabling the onboard graphics in the bios.

Edit: are you using DVI or Standard VGA connector and what kind of monitor are you using. Have you ever installed drivers for the monitor?

Edited by Sneakycyber, 06 November 2007 - 05:56 PM.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 05:58 PM

is the monitor a known good working one? (sorry if that didnt make sense)

check device manager for yellow !'s

check hardware acceleration: right click on desktop>properties>settings tab>left click advanced>troubleshoot tab

make sure that slidely marker thing is dragged all the way over to the right =)

goodluck


The monitor was working fine(working just fine after I plugged it back to the computer from the video card ), no problems in device manager. the slider is all the way to the right.

Edit: The video card came with a DVI adapter, I'm using the VGA connector. Don't think I installed drivers, I thought dell put them there already for the monitor

Edited by massimo727, 06 November 2007 - 06:01 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:16 PM

Try disabling the onboard graphics in the bios.



Thanks for all the help all, think we got it. I had the BIOS set to onboard instead of auto I suppose. Posted Image

Edited by massimo727, 06 November 2007 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:18 PM

you need to install the drivers for the card, re-read your initial post, you're using the default vga driver in xp, use the cd that came with the card and install the drivers.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:21 PM

After I got done installing the driver


I did install the Geforce drivers

Edited by massimo727, 06 November 2007 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:30 PM

okay, so what does Device manager list for Display Adapter?

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 06:36 PM

tip: do *NOT* install *ANY* drivers from the windows update "optional - hardware" update section

those drivers do alot worse then good
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