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If a different video card is working in your computer (what video card are you replacing it with?), but not your 9500, then I'd venture a guess that you need a new card
, but your mobo is fine
. However, before you trash the 9500, be sure to download and install the latest drivers for it. Also, be sure that the card is seated correctly and that any and all power lines going to it are connected properly....also ensure that the power line (if the 9500 has one...I know the 9500 pro has one) is "clean", meaning that there is nothing else plugged into it--the power line should go right from the power supply to the card, and have nothing else plugged into it at all.
Once you install the drivers, you should have "menus" and "options" that you can access right from the ATI catalyst program (drivers). You can manipulate the settings to your liking
Check the things that I had suggested and get back to us and let us know how you made out with it all. If it's not helping, then we'll go from there.
One more thing.....you said that you had tried a friends card in your computer and it worked fine.....have you tried your card (9500) in your friends computer to see if it works or does the same thing?
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