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My graphics card stopped working.


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#1 Snake_death2

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 05:47 AM

As the title saids, my videocard stopped working.
This morning when I got up, I switched my computer on and my monitor didn't do anything, black screen.
But the weird thing is, the night before, I didn't have any problems with it.
I tried to use the onboard videocard and that worked, so I know its not the monitor that's broken.
I also tried to take the card out and put it back in to make sure it was well connected.

This is what I have:

GA-MA69VM-S2 (motherboard)
Geforce 6800GS 256Mb DDR3 (videocard)
Not sure if this has to do anything with it, but I have a fairly old monitor (not sure how old but someone gave it to me 5 years ago and it was already used then), an Olivetti, but it works with my onboard videocard.

I tried to look for my videocard in the management, but it shows up as "Videocontroller (VGA-compatible)" under a yellow questionmark with an exclamationmark in it. (I printscreened it so you'll know what I mean)

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This is my last resort before I buy a new videocard. I hope you can find what's wrong with it.
Hell was too full so I came back.

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#2 ThunderZ

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 07:29 AM

It looks like it lost the driver.

Go HERE find your card and the right OS and download and reinstall the driver.

I would not use the search for update driver feature. This only searches Microsoft for the driver. I know many, myself included who has had trouble with the MS driver vers.

#3 Snake_death2

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:49 AM

Ah, thanks for the quick reply.
It seems that worked, but I feel stupid for not finding that out myself :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 11:19 AM

Live, learn and try to remember for the next time. :thumbsup:




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