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#1 doomsdaypoptart


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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:09 AM

Well been having quite the time trying to figure out what i need to replace/fix on my computer.

So here is the story so far. Today all of a sudden my monitor blinks black and goes to No signal detected! and i instantly think A my monitor just craped out on me or B my its my video card. So I begin the journey of troubleshooting my problem. I instantly go to see if maybe the plug got knocked lose... Nope in all the way, I reconnect it to the other DVI slot. No go. So then i shut of my computer and haul my monitor over to my mums office and see if it gets an image there. Im in luck, not my newish monitor. I then go to option B. Its my video card. So i open my computer and and make sure its seated well in its slot its all good... Sigh. I move to then popping my video card in to my brothers computer; again no dice as he plays WoW for an hour or so. I pop his video card in and i reach XP and BLAM! Back to No signal detected!

Now to recap a bit less in wordyness

Video dropped randomly viewing a website

Tested both my video card and monitor on other machines and they work fine.

When using another video card it booted to XP and then when back to no signal after about 2 mins (from boot and then sitting on desktop)

I havent the resources to test the RAM or the MOBO or the CPU...... my question is what could be causing my video related problems?!

Sorry if i wrote this up funny but im a weird guy. video card in question 8800 gts mobo p5b-e Intel core 2 duo; sider note never have had an overheating problem...

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 07:47 AM

Have you checked for bent pins on the monitor cable?
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Posted 11 June 2008 - 03:06 PM

Have you checked for bent pins on the monitor cable?

I believe he checked the monitor on his moms computer if I read it correctly.

From what I understand you have ruled out the video card and monitor. But when he gets to Windows XP it drops out?

Wait a minute... It could be a faulty PCI-E it sounds like... If the video card worked fine on your bros PC then its something with yours and I think we can rule out Video card all together.

Try this, Go into the BIOS and switch back to on-board video, its not as powerful and it won't be able to do all the things you want it too but it is possibly a temporary fix and can help us rule out what is causing it.

Edited by xXAlphaXx, 11 June 2008 - 03:09 PM.

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