What abot the drivers for vga.
Did you remove the old ones proper before you setup the new driver.
google - driver cleaner pro.
Did you disable the onboard vga in bios, when you tried adding a plug-in card?
Have you installed any mobo drivers you might need. Do that before you go ahead with anything else.
Have you a driver specifically for the monitor. Try install that if you can.
I would perchance try the plug-in again, from scrath, like this -
- Remove the drivers in add/remove software.
- Boot to bios and disable onboard.
- Boot on to safe mode and run driver cleaner. Read the .txt with the cleaner program. You must run the cab cleaner.
- Boot normally and only install the latest driver when you are passed all windows detect hardware stuff. Inside windows.
When you done. install the latest directx you got and then,
Start -> run ->
See if there are errors listed and run the tests on the vga.
Play around with power saver setting. Good idea. Disable all. Also screen-savers etc...
Can you determine if the system is locked up or the monitor just gone, when that problem occurs. Check the led on your harddisk.
That's what i suspect from your post and like you, that's leading me to believe it might be a software/driver problem.
You might be able to check that running in safe mode, but that could take hours.
I'd disconnect internet.
Disable all the software running resident that you do not need. Close it down.
Edited by nightspydk, 27 November 2007 - 07:00 PM.