I found a vga dell lcd monitor that looked okay on the curb. So, I took it home and plug it in, it seemed okay, so I attached it to the downstairs pc. When powered on, no image. Monitor will turn on then it has this weird blue line on the very top. I swapped the monitors and the acer monitor would do the SAME thing. Nothing on the screen but a blue line on top.
I bought a new vga cable, that was not the issue. So, all I can think of was to buy a low profile video card. Mostly because I dunno what else to do. The monitor is connected to the video card and it works kind of. Some issues came up with the "installed" video card.
This is the video card:
On post, everything was enlarged and cut off but I could see the screen. I tried installing the drivers for the video card and it would not yet me. It said I needed Admin. rights. This is for Windows XP and their is only 1 account to the computer. But I can SEE something on the screen so that's important. I think swapping the vga cable broke the video port on the mobo. I thought it was okay because I had both monitors plugged in to the surge protector. I first had the VGA cable attached to the dell monitor then removed it and tried putting it on to the acer monitor.
It's okay now, but it seems slower in performance. Also this came up:
CMOS checksum error
Warning! Now system is in SAFE MODE. Please re-setting CPU Frequency in the CMOS setup? F1 to continue to SAFE MODE.
After hitting F1 windows loads. It's working like usual but it feels off? Not very specific issue, but it is slower than usual.
Can someone help me understand what is wrong? I am unfamiliar to CMOS andI do not know why I cannot install the video card drivers?
Also it says on startup New Hardware detected. Now this seems strange "HD Audio"?
Thank you in Advance.
Edited by Dissension, 29 December 2011 - 09:45 PM.