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#1 I am the Walrus

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

I have an old eMachine T2245 with a nVidia FX5200 card that I have had great results in watching movies on my HD TV using the nView cloned screen by running a s-VHS cable from the eMachine. Well I had a Sharp flat screen fall into my lap with HDMI and DVI inputs so I was using it as a monitor(42") while my son used the 22" I had. Maybe the sharp was too much for the card (it uses pre-PC1 slot) since it started just going out. Well I had my desktop in dual view when I couldn't get the tv back up and it had the desktop on it. the monitor is blank other than the desktop image it had. I can see the mouse pointer travel out of view but needless to say can not click or drag anything back working blind. I hope it isn't a case of my carelessness. I did try and reboot in safe mode in order to adjust display setting in nVidia back to single screen(I was proud I thought of that!) However it did not seem to be effective or didn't save settings. I want to replace the graphics card with the next step up so would it be easier to just jump ship and hope that fixes the problem. I feel like I should know why this happened, but alas, I come to you with a humble gesture asking "help".

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

Are you planning on upgrading the CPU, RAM, and Motherboard?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

To be honest it appears to be more and more inevitable and harder to ignore with it's age. I, however have never done such an undertaking albeit tempting. I just don't know where to begin such a task. It would have to be less expensive than a new tower, wouldn't it?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:39 PM

What do you do on your computer?

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:38 PM

What do you do on your computer?



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:40 PM

No gaming, mostly just browsing and movies. We would watch downloaded videos on the tv with the cloned view nVidia would allow.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:43 PM

It has a celeron 2G CPU and 1.25G RAM. A collective 500G HHD also.

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

Correction, Pentium 4 with 2.8GHz and 1G RAM

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:25 AM

I would look at this one: DELL XPS 8500 I would definitely buy it.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 08:24 PM

Thank you but that is an upgrade I can not afford. Are you familiar with the problem I am having and how I can solve it?

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

Have you tried removing the card from the system, and then reinstalling it?




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