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Video card troubles after installation


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#1 Bakuryuuha

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 01:50 PM

Got a new computer this weekend.

Specs (That I am certain of)

Dell monitor/tower
Intel onboard video
AC'97 onboard sound
384MB RAM
40 gig primary/10 gig slave HDD
Windows 2000 (SP5?)

I pulled the video card out of my old, broken computer.

Video card: NVidia VERTO GeForce4 MX/Ti VGA card, 32MB video memory.

After I installed the video card into the new computer, I turn it on, and the monitor remains blank and the light turns amber. When it's not connected to a monitor slot, it displays 'Check Signal Cable', but it doesn't display this when it's connected to the new video card. If I leave it on for a moment, I hear two short, very quick beeps, then nothing.

What's the problem?

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 06:32 PM

Connect the monitor to the onboard video and see if it comes up when you boot. If so, go into BIOS and set the video card or AGP port as the primary video and disable (or set to secondary) your onboard video.

If the video card then still fails to initialise, it may be fried.
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#3 Bakuryuuha

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 11:59 PM

The computer won't even boot up, whether the monitor's connected to my onboard or card.

Is a shame, the card's only a little over a year old. Bah ;.;

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 12:27 AM

Remove the video card completely from the system, reset anything you changed in the BIOS to disable onboard video and try to boot with the monitor plugged in to the onboard video. What happens then?

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#5 Bakuryuuha

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 02:34 AM

Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention...

The computer works dandy with the video card removed, except it's onboard video graphics with 4MB of memory...which is blah. Can't even get up to 32bit color. :thumbsup:

I can remove the card and the computer works, but with the onboard, I'm boned for any high graphics games.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 04:07 AM

Sounds like the video card is shot or incompatible with the type of AGP slot in the Dell.

That 4MB for the onboard video is pathetic, can't you change that in the BIOS? Most onboards these days you can set to at least 32MB.

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Posted 27 May 2005 - 08:13 PM

Dear Bak,

I agree with Rimmer on this matter.

You got a new computer with these specs?

Or did you get a new old computer?

Let us know,

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#8 Bakuryuuha

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 04:46 PM

It's a 'new' old computer...refurbished or something of the sort.

I haven't been through the entire BIOS to check the video card memory...I'll take a peek later.

Or I'll get a new video card. >.< :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 28 May 2005 - 05:11 PM

What type of Dell is it?
Optiplex GX270, GX1, GXPro, etc.
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Posted 28 May 2005 - 07:22 PM

Did you get any kind of motherboard book with it? Some computers set the video in the BIOS, some have a jumper that needs to be changed, and some change automatically.

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Posted 30 May 2005 - 01:16 PM

Dear Bak,

You can get to the BIOS?

If you can disable the onboard video in BIOS, save, and shut down.

Install you vid card and see...

Let us know,

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