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Video card gives no output


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#1 Corn_Sword

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 01:03 PM

So the other day I was trying to clean up some malware and was running a scan in safe mode when all of a sudden my computer shuts off. I thought this was strange, but stranger still was the fact that I smelled smoke. I quickly opened up my computer and felt the inside and the video card was HOT. So I waited a bit for it to cool down and then restarted it. After a system restore, everything works fine except the video card. I've tried re-installing the drivers. Also strangely, my settings tell me I am using my video card, when it is obviously using the integrated video that shipped with the computer. So a simple question: Did my video card get toasted? or is there any way to remedy this? I am using Windows XP Media Center edition on an Hp Pavilion a1528x with an Nvidia GeForce 6150. Any feedback much appreciated.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:48 PM

Sorry, it's actually a Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 04:27 PM

The majority of onboard video disables automatically when a video card, agp or pci-express, is added. I would have to assume that yours is dead. The damage that caused the smoke should have left some visible signs of burning or fried components. I would remove the video card as soon as possible.

Edited by DaChew, 21 August 2010 - 04:28 PM.

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