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#1 luckyjoe

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 11:33 PM

I have a geforce 7900 GS with the latest drivers installed. My video card was working fine today, but when I got home from work, something happened. I turn on my computer and my monitor stays shut off. When I switch to my onboard card the screen works. Anyone know if my card is fried?

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#2 billthebutcher

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:39 AM

Go to device manager and see if there is a yellow exclamation mark next to your video card.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:33 AM

If there is not ! in the device manager try reseating the card in the slot sometimes they can loose a connection on one of the pins. Pull it out and re-insert. Make sure the power is off when you do this.
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#4 luckyjoe

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:07 PM

theres nothing with the device manager and i tried to take out the card and put it back in. any other suggestion?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:12 PM

Try another slot. Before doing so, delete your video card from Device Manager, and let Windows re-see it.

#6 luckyjoe

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:10 PM

well the thing about the device manager is that theres nothing for display drivers and the only exclamation is at other devices for pci simple communications controller and the video controller (vga compatible). and I only have 1 pci-e slot so i cant really try another slot either =D. this comp is terrible...

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:23 PM

A couple of questions --

Is the computer a brand name computer?

what size is the power supply?
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#8 luckyjoe

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 04:44 PM

the computers an emachine and my psu is hiper 480w. I figured out the problem. For some reason my bios setting was changed back to integrated so when it put it to PCI-E it worked.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 05:01 PM

In that case, you might need to change the BIOS battery.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:33 PM

what kind of battery would i need? and arent the batteries supposed to last more than 1 year?

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:10 PM

Normally a cr2032.

Not necessarily -- I have had them last any where from failed on arrival to longer than three years.

If it is what came in the system, it was probably the cheapest available (low bidder crud).

When you lost part of the BIOS settings, than is a sign it is beginning to fail.
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