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How do I know if my video card is running?


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#1 Steve Dave

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 01:29 PM

Up until now I just used the video card that came with the PC, the integrated one. I plugged in the new video card but not sure if the PC is using it or not.

Do I have to change any settings so it knows to move from the integrated one to the one in the slot?

I have noticed some difference(I think) in a game I was playing but there is still some slow down so I am not sure.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

Well is your computers monitor plugged into the new video cards monitor port? If it is and you can see whats on your screen your new video card is working.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:09 PM

I will do that.

Didn't know that I plugged it into the video card itself.

So it is probably working but I wasn't using it.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 02:22 PM

Well the port you had your monitor connected to was built onto the motherboard.

So when you put the new card in you have to connect the monitor to its monitor port. It should be a blue color on the card.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:35 PM

I can't connect my monitor to the video card.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:00 PM

Hello again.

What seems to be the problem? Is your monitor a new LCD or the older style?
Please explain more.
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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:04 PM

And what brand/model video card are you using?

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:05 PM

The monitor is from what I can tell is just a regular old monitor that you would see anywhere. It isn't a flat screen or anything special. Its a Dell.

The plug on the monitor and the one in the back of the video card don't match up.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:07 PM

And what brand/model video card are you using?

GeForce FX 5200

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 07:10 PM

Your card looks like this correct? It should have both ports on it like this one.
Does it have both ports on it(the blue one and the white one)

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 05:56 PM

No it just has the white port.

I was able to find a connector for it but even then my screen is just black when I plug into the vidoe card.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:24 PM

The white port is made for Lcds. Its digital instead of analog. So you found a lcd monitor and hooked it up but your monitor will not work?

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 06:52 PM

once you straighten out your plug in problem you will need to go into bios and turn off the onboard video, they sometimes don't play well together and have conflicts.

Also are ya sure about that video card number the screen shot shows it should have both plug ins.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:39 PM

The white port is made for Lcds. Its digital instead of analog. So you found a lcd monitor and hooked it up but your monitor will not work?

No I went and got a video card based on the info I found and put it into my computer and the connections that were on the back of my video card don't match up with the plug on my monitor.

I want able to get a plug that made converted my monitor plug into the the right type but nothing show up on the screen.

I don't know about the whole lcd thing.

Do I have the wrong monitor for this kind of video card?

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:42 PM

once you straighten out your plug in problem you will need to go into bios and turn off the onboard video, they sometimes don't play well together and have conflicts.

Also are ya sure about that video card number the screen shot shows it should have both plug ins.

The box says e-geforce fx 5200.




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