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startup problem related to graphics card and monitor


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#1 dragonalumni

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 09:49 AM

A couple days ago when I turned on my computer it would not load past the area where it gives information about cpu, memory, etc at the startup. It just hanged forever.

After a few tries I decided to remove my graphics card that I've had trouble with before and connected my monitor directly to the motherboard. At this point I was able to log into Windows normally.

I took my computer to a local computer shop, where I've been a customer before and the guy told me the graphic cards was indeed fubar. I bought an upgraded card and we plugged it into his equipment at his shop and the computer was working beautifully.

When I took it home however it stopped working. All I get with the new graphics card is a black screen with white flickers every few seconds and sometimes some beeps.

I consider this a very strange occurrence as it worked fine a few minutes before with his monitor. (both flat screens but different makes and sizes)

I removed the graphics card again and again my monitor works fine with my motherboard connection but not with the new graphics card.

This is so strange I don't even know where to begin.

Why would different monitors effect the ability of the graphics card to function. (It's an nvidia 1g galaxy card)!

Advice is most welcome.

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 11:30 AM

Are you sure that the card is properly seated? It could have come lose in transit.

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