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Video Card Blues

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#1 kelton_b


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Posted 22 November 2006 - 08:10 PM

Well I got this graphics card awhile back and put it in my new computer, but I think it was worse than the one I had cause it was sluggish through-out the whole game. But I knew it would be better than these 2 machines I just recently recieved. But The first machine it wouldnt work. I installed the cd software for it numerous times and when I connected the monitor it was a dark purplish black screen. SO I tried it on my 2nd machine, and almsot the same thing. The second machine has an integrated video card, but the first machine has a (short brown one) expansion card. So putting the graphics card in the PCI cancels the other slot out, but the second one i can still use it with the graphics card still plugged in. Anywho, the second machine I installed the software before i put the card in, I restarted after everything seemed fine, so I shut down and put my card in and connected my monitor, but the same dark screen came up till i hit enter and a black and white screen saying windows has detected this card sucessfully and i have to have it as a default in control panel. But there is no way to get passed the screen except the three finger salute and pushing the restart button and then it brings me right back to that same black and white screen, so I put the connector on the integrated serial port and it worked fine, before getting my desktop it recognized new PGA/PCI card i went through the steps reinstalled the device driver, restarted system. When coming back from restart a WIndow came up saying "The ATI Control Panel fialed to intialize becuase no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI Control Panel will now exit". So I shut down and after connecting monitor to the grpahics card again... same screen. The first machine is a WIndows 98 Pentium II 128MB RAM and ATI 3D-Rage Pro (expansion slot) the second machine is a DELL Windows 98 2nd Edition, Pentium II 128 MB RAM and ATI 3D-Rage Pro (atir3) (integrated). My graphics card is a ATI Radeon 9250 PCI (i have updates for it on disc)

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Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:14 AM

So, you've tried this card in several systems and it doesn't work? As long as the systems are still able to work with another card - then I'd say the card was defective.
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