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#1 golfdude

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:11 PM

Need some help. When my computer starts up the video signal is sent to my flat screen tv instead of my computer monitor. I have the computer monitor set as the default monitor, but it doesn't seem to work. My video card is NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS and the computer monitor is plugged into the VGA and the tv is plugged into the DVI. It's kind of annoying since the only way I can see the boot-up is to turn on the tv. Let me know what the fix is for this.

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

Who is the manufacture of the card?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 07:29 PM

NVIDIA

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:00 AM

Im not to familar how the software is setup with nvidia video cards, but it should have an nvidia control panel and an option in there somewhere that lets you choose the priority of which monitor should boot first. windows XP had a way in its display settings to do it as well if I remember right, but its been forever since Ive run XP or dual monitors. Have you read the user manual/documentation for the video card? They often have directions on how to set it up properly.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:39 AM

First of all, I have Vista. And yes, there is a wonderful control panel that came with my card you can use to designate your primary and secondary monitors (as well as many other things). However, to my knowledge (which isn't that great in computers) the Windows OS as well as the NVidia control panel cannot override the Bios (or whatever is in charge during boot-up) that is doing this. Being somewhat unsure of what to do I have tried not to mess with this area in the past. I remember years ago trying to make some changes and getting the message (not in exact words): Changes you make may completely screw up your computer and it may not work- ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO PROCEED YOU IDIOT?

Anyway, my NVidia control panel and my Windows has the computer monitor listed as the primary monitor. I just thought it was the bootup instructions that can, or maybe changed to fix this.

Any ideas here, or am I barking up the wrong tree?

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:06 PM

Sorry I haven't responded its been a bit hectic. I will begin looking up a solution for you.

Edit: There is a problem, Your card is An Nvidia 8400 GS but the card is manufactured by someone.

Add In Card Support List

ABIT Computer (USA) Corporation

Albatron

AOpen, Inc.

ASL (Cheer Ascent Technology Ltd.)

ASUS Computer International

BFG Technologies, Inc.

BIOSTAR U.S.A. BMA INDUSTRIAL INC.

Chaintech

ECS

eVGA.com Corporation

FORSA (Geniman International Limited)

Foxconn

Galaxy Technology (HK) Ltd.
Gainward

Gigabyte Technology Co., LTD

InnoVISION Multimedia Ltd.

Jaton

J&W (Shenzhen J&W Electronics Co., Ltd.)

Leadtek Research, Inc.

MSI Computer (A Micro-Star International Company)

Palit Microsystems, Inc

PNY Technologies

Point of View

Prolink Computer, Inc.

XFX Technologies, Inc. (A Division of Pine)

ZOTAC Int'l (MCO) Limited (member PC Partner Group)

Please advise which Vendor made your card.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 05 March 2009 - 04:12 PM.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

I have noticed this problem before with my own card (EVGA 9500 Gt) although my solution was a bit simpler since I have dual DVI ports I simple switched the cables. Your TV does it have a VGA input? A problem may arise that the VGA connection is analog and DVI is digital which will provide a better signal to your Tv. However it may be the only solution If your particular card uses the DVI as its default or primary connection.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 11:02 PM

Funny. My box says NVidia. My Card says NVidia. Am i the only person who bought a card from the largest vidio card maker? Sweet! Anyway, I think you are right. If I change my DVI cable to the computer monitor it will fix the problem. However, the 800 movies I have on hard drives won't look as great on my 1080i 52" Vizio going thru the vga cable. Just something to consider.....

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:11 PM

NVIDIA only makes the chipset, the largest manufacturer out there that makes them is prolly EVGA or PNY. the only exception are the integrated cards, in which case its the motherboard brand. if you have an integrated Nvidia card, on an ASUS board, what happenned was nvidia sold the chipset to ASUS who put it on the board. get it now? NVIDIA and ATI only sells the chipset to the manufacturers who put them on a card, and then sells them to you. it normally says on the card somewhere who made it, if not sometimes the device manager has it. unless of course its integrated. is your card integrated?

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Posted 08 March 2009 - 06:57 AM

No, my card isn't integrated. Actually, I switched out my cards after buying the computer so I could hook it up to my tv and monitor at the same time. I think it came with a 6200 series card which didn't have the capacity to do dual monitors. Anyway, the box for the card has been thrown out and I don't feel like opening the computer to get the card manufacturer. If I was to guess it probably is a PNY. I bought it at Best Buy and just checked their website and the box looks like the one I had. In my divice manager the manufacturer is listed as Nvidia. Oh well, I don't think any of this really matters. I was on Nvidia's forum and there were several post on how to change the bootup monitor and no one had a solution. I guess if I want to see my bootup info I will need to turn the tv on.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 01:39 AM

sorry wasnt of more help, like I said I dont work with a lot of nvidia cards, I generally put ATI cards in all my builds.

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