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Display or Graphics card problem???

Question: Display or Graphics card problem???

Hey guys,I have a tough one here. I have a good background in pc troubleshooting, but am stumped over a solution to this problem.A couple of days ago I linked up a KVM switch with my home pc and another I was cleaning up for a friend. I have worked with KVMs for a while now, so I know everything was hooked up correctly. As soon as I haad everything linked up, I powered on and immediately got error messages saying something along the lines of "Unable to display image with current settings". The older(friends) pc I noticed had a lower display resolution selected than my monitor (Dell LCD) could apparently handle (something below 800x600). Shortly after I began getting a similar display error on my pc. After trying to fix the display settings with little improvement, I decided to end the KVM nightmare altogether in order to make sure my pc was still ok. I disconnected the KVM equipment, rebooted my pc, and found that at startup it was almost as though my video card (PNY nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4600) drivers were either not loading or were uninstalled. The black/white initial startup screens had vertical elongated dots up and down the screen over the whole screen about an inch or so apart. The Windows loading screens colors were skewed/discolored as windows attempted to load. The screen would then go black, as it briefly does when it transitions to the login screen. But then instead of the next screen coming up, the screen stayed black and after a couple seconds my monitor would go to standby(amber light instead of green).The only way I could then get into windows was thru safe mode. Once in, the display looked worse then it typically would with strange yellow and blue shadows around the icons. I then updated the video card driver/DirectX with the same result. I was basically down to uninstalling the driver and that enabled me to boot normally into windows. After many attempts at newer/different video drivers, unseating-cleaning-reseating the video card, checking all connections, and normal/safe-mode virus and spybot scans I am all but out of options. All attempts to install a new/different driver result in windows not booting in normal mode. As I write this I see some of the letters I have typed are blue, while others have a yellow, smudged shadow effect on or near them, lol! Also, when I move my mouse around, it leaves yellow tracers on the screen that form vertical yellow lines about a half inch apart. These would cover the whole screen if I "scribbled" with my mouse over the entire screen. (sounds crazy, i know) These will vanish if i switch between windows. Anyway, through this entire process I am getting closer to buying a new video card, because I can't take the abuse anymore. I apologize for the lengthy description of the problem, but it's kinda tough to explain without seeing it first hand. Thanks all in advance!! This post is my last option... :-/

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Answer: Display or Graphics card problem???

i have seen this before actuallywas this a home built computer or did you buy itif so what is the make and model and then what is the CPU make and model

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ok, so when i play bf2 everynow and then it will close down and allmy colours will get screwed up and i have to reboot. here is what it looks like:****up.jpg
is it the graphics card or what? any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Display Problem; Maybe The Graphics Card?

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I have had a Chaintech 128mbDDR GeForce 3 Ti 200 displaying on a cheapo 15in monitor for over a year now and lways thought that the text etc looked a tad fuzzy but I attributed thta to the monitor, however I just used it with an Iiyama monitor which is superb with a 32mb Riva TNT,and I cant get it to display properly, text is blurred with a kind of hue around it etc, it is very noticeable, I have tried different drivers adjusting the monitor (moire etc) but to no avail, also a friend said he had the exact same problem with a GeForce card......anyone any thoughts?

Answer:graphics card display problem

If I understand correctly, you have proved by substitution that the monitor is the culprit and not the card. Seems time to think of a better monitor.

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Just setting up Asus A7V8X-X motherboard with a Geforce MX440 64Mb AGP graphics card. (AthlonXP 2000+/512DDR Ram/Clean install Win ME/Hansol 500A monitor)The graphics card drivers crashed computer. Blue screen with windows exception error and shut down computer or shutting down soon after reboot and then into safe mode. I used different drivers from the disk and tried download from Nvidia.Have achieved some stability but am limited to 640x480 display and no refresh rate options.Had it working properly twice, not sure exactly how, but lost it on reboot. Have checked for BIOS upgrades but nothing seems relevant (and tried various bios settings).Any ideas - is it possible Windows updates will help when I get my network connection going again?

Answer:Graphics Card/Display problem


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Hello recently my PC came back from repairs and when I got my computer back home I had a look inside the computer and took out my graphics card to compare it to my brothers. However when I put it back in and turned on my computer the display was all jumbled up with the screen resolution being too big and lots of "dashes" of colour sprawled across my screen.

I tried to change the resolution and the colour-quality option to a higher level however after I selected two higher options I tried to click ok however the display stayed the same with none of the changes actually happening.

I decided to go onto the device managed and I saw that my Graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT) had a yellow ! next to it with a "This device could not start - Code 10".

I decided to uninstall my drivers and take out my graphics card and load my computer without any graphics card inside and the computer loaded up fine, the screen was fine, the resolution was fine etc.

So I put my graphics card back in and the jumbled screen thing came on again, I put in my CD and installed the drivers etc and then restarted my PC but the problem was still there including the ! error.

I tried downloading the latest drivers from Nvidia but after I went through the procedure I got the message "This system was not modified."

Once again the PC without the graphics card is working fine.

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Answer:Graphics Card Display problem.

Hey, I just now saw your post and found it quite odd for this to be doing that.
When you put your graphics card back in your PCI express slot 16, did you also attach the wire that goes from your video card to the pci express slot 1 ?
That sounds like that might be the problem itself, try a used pci express 16 graphics card with the wire attached and see if the problem still persists.

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Just ran into a bit of a problem with my PC. I was working on Ubuntu and then restarted my system to log into windows. As soon as I did that, and the machine restarted, the screen was filled with dashed line at regular intervals (pretty much like stripes). Only the Grub Loading page was normal. Once it got past the Windows loading screen, I couldn't see anything barring sort of a scrambled screen (don't really know how to describe it better). I restarted, booted into the safe mode, but the same thing happened. Only from the safe mode could I switch off the computer normally. I removed my graphics card, changed BIOS Settings to "Internal VGA", plugged my monitor into my motherboard VGA slot and the computer started up fine. Just that it makes an awful lot of noise now, especially after half an hour of switching it on. Can't really make out what the matter is. Is it just the Graphics Card that has conked out, or is it something else? Any help would be great. Thanks.

Motherboard: ASUS P5GC-MX
OS: Windows XP Pro/ Ubuntu (Hardy Heron)
RAM: 1 X 1GB (Transcend DDR2 667)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA XFX 7600GT
Processor: Intel D

Answer:Graphics Card/Display Problem

Most likely your card... all that you describe makes that the most common possibility.

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Hi i have a problem with my display.

I have an Nvidia geforce fx5200 256mb

I have recently reformatted my computer and reinstalled windows xp pro.

I have updated to the latest drivers for the graphics card from nvidia.. my mobo uses nvidia nforce2 this is also updated with the latest drivers from nvidia. I'm using an old 14" crt packard bell monitor which my computer recognizes fine.

My graphics seem to be running off of windows drivers or something.

When i right click the Nvidia settings in my task bar, or right click desktop and select properties > settings > advanced to get to the nvidia bit it makes a noise like the new hardware added noise when you plug in a usb device. Nvidia then seems to take control of the monitor. If I change screen display to say 800x600 it goes absolutely massive and just the box that says "do you want to keep these settings", is the size of the whole screen. As soon as I exit nvidia control panel or the nvidia settings menu, it seems to lose control of it again. Then if i click settings again it will make the same (plug and play) hardware added sound.

If i start a game it makes a noise as tho I've plugged in a usb device. Anything that is graphics intensive seems to do this. I've reinstalled a couple of times the latest drivers for the fx series and it has no effect. anything I do on nvidia control panel seems to lose effect as soon as I leave the nvidia control panel.

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Answer:display / graphics card problem.

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HiI was using my pc the other day and without warning the monitor stopped displaying (i.e went into what looked like standby mode).I have tried connecting another monitor only to get the same thing. I have also connected my monitor up to a laptop and it displayed fine.My graphics card is an agp, but I have 2 pci cards that should work fine (have install disks too), but my question is, how do I get the pc to recognize/use one of these cards if the drivers aren't installed?I guess that simple plug n play should detect them and windows should do the rest, but so far putting either card into a pci slot isn't bringing the monitor back online.Cheers

Answer:Monitor won't display - graphics card problem??

Yes It's first recognized as Plug n Play, Then install the drivers.

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I don't think that Build 10041 and my AMD gaphics driver are the best of friends.

I have a 2550*1440 Viewsonic screen attached to an HD 5670 graphics card using display port.

Quite often when I am using Thunderbird email the screen blinks a couple of times and about all I can then do is press the power button which does at least make my PC do an orderly shutdown.

I rolled back the graphics driver but that has not solved the problem. There is a newer beta version but I have not read anything to suggest that this would be better.

Is there anything else that I can try?

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I have HP probook 4525s, when I switch on laptop there is no display and caps lock light blinkingI asked to hardware person he told me its a graphics card problemGive perfect solutionShailesh

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Before I bought my His Ati Radeon 4670, my other graphics card (Geforce 8600 gt) had fried itself and had caused images to not appear correctly on my monitor. The screen had millions of vertical and horizontal lines on it and the screen also displayed broken images. After I replaced my old graphics card with my His Ati Radeon 4670, my computer ran smoothly. I had uninstalled all of my former graphics drivers and installed the corresponding drivers for my His Ati Radeon 4670. However, occassionally, the images on my monitor start to break up and horizontal lines appear. If I restart my computer the lines go away and everything runs smoothly.

Attached is a screenshot of the problem.

possible causes and background info:
-I have an Nforce 780i Sli motherboard (Though I read that nvidia motherboards DO support Ati graphics cards)
-I had updated my drivers (Though I do not remember if the problem occurred before I updated my drivers or not)
-RAM for some reason?
-Something else entirely?

Answer:Graphics Card Display Problem/ Lines on Monitor

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Hi folks...

I've recently resolved a virus infection on my Toshiba laptop,
but when finished with that process and Windows 7 updates
took place... it seems that something happened to mess up
the graphics display.

The model number of the Toshiba is: Satellite A665-S6050.

I've tried a few things to troubleshoot the situation, but still
the problem remains.

The Display is now: 1. Generic PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
and the Resolution: 1024X768

The only other option is an 800X600 resolution and that does not help at all.

It's been suggested that I post this problem here in hopes that someone might have a solution.
12-May-2015, 10:52 AM #85
That may be a problem with a Graphics card update.
Your machine appears clean of malware right now.
I would post about it in the Windows 7 forum here.
Top menu > Operating Systems > Windows 7
The helpers over there are better at solving that kind of issue.

Any ideas, or known fix would be great. I'd really love to get this back to normal.

Thanks in advance for any aid that can be offered.

Answer:Possible problem with Graphics Card update and display. Help needed.

Toshiba Satellite A665-S6050 Laptop (PSAW0U-01100G)
You should add and save this site in your browser's favorites/bookmarks list so you can quickly refer to it when needed.

According to its "Manuals & Specs - Detailed Specs" section, it originally came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
It has a 16" widescreen display with a native resolution of 1366 X 768 and has Intel HD graphics.

If you click "Drivers & Updates" and then click "Display" and then click "Windows 7 (64bit)", the list of display drivers will appear.
The topmost Intel driver (version is what you probably need to download and save and then install.


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Does anyone know if there is a problem with half life 2 and the xaber 200 x20l graphics card? When I run the game the display is scrambled, then I get an error saying "hl2.exe application error at ox241f7c37 reference memory at oxo106f5co. The memory could not be read"Have tried lowering all the audio and video settings with no joy.Motherboard is a AOpen AK79D-400VN512 MB ram64MB Xabre 200 x20l 8X AGP & run driver versions & (same result)Direct X 9.0b (I think)OS = Win xp sp2Any ideas?

Answer:Half Life 2 display problem + Xabre graphics card

I think your GC cannot cope with the game and you need to upgrade it.

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i have installed this new videocard gt 430, i reinstalled graphics driver but windows shows microsoft basic display adapter as current display does not detect gt 430
my monitor is plugged in videocard but detected as basic display adapter and not detected as gt 430 and my game lags what should i do

Answer:display plug in graphics card (has display) but does no detected

Where did you get the driver from ?

Did you find a Windows 10 driver for that card ?

What did nvidia come up with, what driver did you install ?

GeForce GTX 430 | GeForce

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trying to resolve an issue with my homebuilt computer crashing while playing games. I had an HIS Radeon 5770 installed. I removed it and put in a Radeon 6670. When I powered the computer up, I got "no signal" on my display. I removed the new card and put in the old card again. "no signal"

I tried both in another PCIe slot. "no signal"

For the record, I have a Rampage III Formula mobo. There's no onboard video, so I can't try the computer without a video card.


Answer:Installed new Graphics card, now neither new nor old card sends signal to display

Have you tried clearing the mobo's CMOS (including battery removal) ?
Did you test the HD 5770 in another machine to see if it was indeed failing ?

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Hi I recently bought and installed a new graphics card (HD2900) previously I had a (HD2600) I thought I had fully uninstalled the hd2600 drivers as when I used windows the measure the performence of my computer it told me I had no graphics card driver. I then swapped the graphics card and plugged in both the 6pin adapters for the hd2900, the fan spins and the bios beep is still heard howvever nothing appears on the screen.

Answer:Graphics card no display

sorry I didnt mean to post that message. I am running windows vista and my power supply is a hiper power rated at 580watts (thats not the peak power) and 30amps on two 12volt lines so that should be fine since the card only reccomends a 500watt power supply.If there is any more information I am happy to help. Thanks Alan

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hi guys. im fairly new to the tech side of these with computers. so I bought a new zoostorm computer, model: 7910-4287. when i actually got the computer delivered I opened it up, plugged it in and no graphics card was in. so in the end I got a discount due to having no graphics card so I decided to get myself an hd radeon 7770 2gb. have plugged the graphics card in and have got a green light displaying on the graphics card but when I plug into monitor i get nothing on screen. not too sure on all specs of pc but I have AMD A6-3670K Black Edition 2.7Ghz Quad Core APU processor, 8 gb ram, 1 tb sata hard drive and on motherboard it reads A55M-P33, MS - 7786 VER: 1.0. Hope you guys can help

Answer:graphics card no display

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I just had installed a new MSI RadeonHD6450 graphics card as a solution to the problem in this thread

I was told I needed to get a DVI to VGA adapter. I didn't know there were different kinds but just got the right one (DVI-D)

Had to order because none at local stores.
While I was waiting, I hooked the monitor to the old VGA but no display.
Now that the adapter is here, I hooked it up and it still doesn't display.
Power is on.

The monitor says "no signal"

Would anyone have some suggestions so I could try to troubleshoot this?

Thank you

Answer:No display after new graphics card

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So recently i've bought myself a new GPU ASUS R7 250 1 GB Gddr5 to replace my old one HD 6450 so i can play games with decent fps. When i got it, i unplugged it, removed the old graphics card and put the new one in. When i turned on the pc, everything was working, even fan on gpu was working but i was not getting any display on monitor, but it did get signal.

I tested many things like switching ram slots and removing drivers from computer, i checked if gpu was working at all at friend's house and it was working. And i checked again on my pc, still no display when i turn it on. I checked BIOS settings, had one and only option in chipset settings (north bridge) named "Initate graphic adapter", had only 3 options there between PCI, PCI Express and IGD, i tested them all but no luck. I don't really know what is the problem and im pretty sure my PSU has enough power to run it and my motherboard is compatible with this gpu.

System specs are:

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 641 Quad-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 4073 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 80449 MB, Free - 52930 MB; D: Total - 395937 MB, Free - 221978 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, A55F-M3
Antivirus: None
PSU: CODEGEN model 300X, 500W

I tried also switching adapter using VGA to DVI but no luck.
Also, ECS hasn't released any BIOS update since 2011.

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Answer:No display on new graphics card.

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I got a video card from a family member among other items that he had no use for.

The video card is a ati 5450 no fan just a heatsink. From what i gather this actually worked so i am not sure what i have to do to get it to work.

I am trying to use it on an asrock motherboard and a built in j1900 cpu.

I put the video card in the slot and plug in a monitor through its output but when i turn on the computer the screen is all black i get no display. Please note i cannot even access the bios portion while having my monitor plugged into the video because its black as soon as the pc starts ( meaning i cannot see the motherboard logo i see nothing..).

I searched around a bit and some people say to go into bios or uefi and set primary display option as pci-e etc.. but i see no such option in my uefi settings.

I know my power supply isn't an issue because an ati 5450 would run without an issue on a 350 watt psu and, and considering i am using a 10 watt cpu i am confident the video card should work even on a psu lower than half of mine.

I tried the video card on a different computer and while i still got a black screen i saw a black screen with an underscore in the top left corner and that is all i would see ( it wouldn't even boot to the pc logo).

Is the videocard fried? The computer does not give me any beep codes nor does it appear something is malfunctioning through just hearing the internals move etc.

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Answer:No display with graphics card

Tough one to call so I will just list what I would try:
1) inspect the card VERY closely, look for burning (especially around capacitors and resistors) and possibly dirty slot connections.
2) be sure the computer works with on board video without the card. Change nothing and insert the card. Does the on board video still work?
3) Try each slot as above, if you get a boot into windows see if the Device Manager sees the video card and what model it sees.
4) post any progress or failure. If none of the above has results the card is probably bad or not worth your time.

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My friend got a new computer (gateway gt5408) and installed a ATI RADEON X1600 PRO 512MB graphics card. However when they turn the computer on there is no signal to the monitor. Is it possible that the previous graphics card and the new one are conflicting with each other?

Can anyone please help?

Product Details
Processor Brand Intel® Core(TM)2 Duo Desktop
Processor Speed 1.8GHz
System Bus 800MHz
System Memory (RAM) 1GB
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To 4GB
Type of Memory (RAM) PC4200 DDR2
Hard Drive Type SATA II (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size 320GB
Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Video Memory Up to 224MB (shared)
Total Expansion Bays 3 (3.5"), 2 (5.25"
Available Expansion Bays 2 (3.5"), 1 (5.25")
Total Expansion Slots 2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2
Available Expansion Slots 1 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR
Additional Audio/Video Connectors SPDIF optical
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium

Answer:New Graphics Card & No Display

Might be a driver issue. Go to Start -> Control Panel -> System -> Hardware -> Device Manager, then scroll down through the list until you see the video graphics line. Look for a red or yellow icon... That will show some trouble.
Usually, you have to remove the existing drivers, then install the ones that go with your video graphics card. But you should still see something on the screen... at least in SafeMode.
But you have a good system, with apparently a lot of experience with it...
Almost any hardware failure can cause this. When not tired or stressed, go back through to remove and reseat every component... then go back to a simple install...
Remember at first you are only trying to get something on the screen... then add components until that stops again.

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My old graphics card died so I bought a new one asus 210 silent 1gb ddr3.

I have no display with my new card. I have tried re seating it multiple times with the same results.

I have no on board graphics so I can not get on to my computer to install any new drivers or remove old ones. Can someone please help me.

If you need more information just ask.


Answer:Old graphics card died... new one has no display

Adampyne said:

My old graphics card died so I bought a new one asus 210 silent 1gb ddr3.

I have no display with my new card. I have tried re seating it multiple times with the same results.

I have no on board graphics so I can not get on to my computer to install any new drivers or remove old ones. Can someone please help me.

If you need more information just ask.

ThanksClick to expand...

Check if it isn't your monitor that died!

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I have started getting a lot of garbled display - load up screen has got worse and worse over last few days, log on screen sometimes ok, I'm posting this now with 4 vertical bars running down the screen, under which its difficult to see type. I have set hardware acceleration to zero and it has improved to current state. Safe mode is just as bad. Incidentally, I have never been able to play games on this computer as they crash or set an alarm off. Shall I trot down to pcworld and treat myself to a new graphics card, or is there a possibility it could be something else?

Answer:display problems- graphics card?

I would check the system with another monitor first

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Do most modern day graphics cards support dual monitor displays only I looking at getting this card click here (a Sapphire Radeon 9550 256MB DDR AGP8x TV-Out DVI-I) but part of the reason is so that I can display the picture on my monitor and LCD TV at the same time. Can anyone please advise?

Answer:Graphics card & Dual display

I have this card and it supports two monitors.It lists the Default monitor and the Secondary monitor in Display Properties>Settings tab.

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I get no display when my graphics card is plugged in and only works when i plug in the VGA into the Motherboard.

I tried getting the drivers but it cant get the drivers if the GPU is plugged in. and if it is plugged in, i cant get the drivers.... I tried changing my primary graphics adapter to PCI-E in bios but it was already set to that.

Yes i made sure the cable and monitor were working and all plugged up.

This is what it says when i try to run the setup: Gyazo - f26938970af04390acceff99bfcfcaef.png

What do i do?

Answer:No display graphics card is plugged in.

Welcome to the forum!

Systems specs would help. "My System Specs" hot spot lower left corner of your post.

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I have just bought a TFT display which has a DVI input. My current video card (rage fury 128)does not have a DVI output. Would I notice any improvement in the quality of the display if I upgraded the card. ( I don't use the PC to play games, if that's of any consequence). If so, any recommendations gratefully recieved.ThanksJohn

Answer:Would a DVI graphics card improve my TFT display?

Yes it should do. The display is brighter and sharper with a DVI connection.

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I have all the necessary cables and links to hook the DVD from the computer to the TV but nothing works. When I go to display properties and the output section the only thing available is Analog Monitor The choice for TV is grayed out. What gives? I have a G-Force 3 with TV out AGP card.

The TV has three input plug-ins on the front and back.

Could someone reply to my e-mail address as I cannot review this page often.


Answer:Greyed out TV display in Graphics card

Do you have all the cables connected from the video card to the tv when you try and change it. The option won't be available until the video card senses the tv as an output

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Hi there,

I have an HP a6200n, AMD Athon 62x2 Dual Core 5000+ 2.60GHz, 2GB Ram and built in NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430. My monitor is an LG Flatron w2252tq.

I'm having a display issue primarily when I use programs like lightroom or photoshop. Essentially what happens is I get these faint diagonal lines in the background that look like very faint grey noise. The noise seems to become a little more pronounced when the computer is "working" on processing a command in lightroom.

Anybody ever heard of this issue?


Answer:Graphics Card/Display Issue

Have you set the screen update rate to the highest possible frequencies - if not that may help.

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I don't know what it is but Windows 7 doesn't recognize my graphics card for some reason....... I have scanned several times for driver updates, still nothing seems to fix my problem...

I don't know what causes this, dxdiag displays everything else properly as far as I know....

Thank you,

Answer:Graphics Card Info Won't Display

What is your graphics card ??

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Hey guys:

Sorry unfortunately I am not very computer savvy (and my comma key is jammed; sorry again). I have been messing with this computer for weeks with no luck.

I don't know exactly what kind of computer this is but it is a Gateway and it says 812 GM; Windows XP OS. My motherboard is an MS-6741 (also says N1996; not sure what that is). The card I am trying to get to work is an nVidia GeForce 6200 LE.

Let me start by clarifying the problem: for a long time the card worked great. I have a habit of leaving my computer in sleep mode for a while and one day I heard a very loud pop (possibly related?) and the next day my video card didn't work anymore. The onboard graphics still work great -- UNTIL I go to the Netflix site (I use this computer primarily to watch videos so this is a problem). As soon as the website loads the mouse gets jumpy and so does video (audio is flawless). Even Hulu works perfect--Netflix is the only problem. I tried upgrading Flash and Silverlight -- no luck there. Not sure what else to do.

So this leads me to my real problem. I think the computer is reading the card (occasionally) because when I have the card in but VGA connected to onboard graphics (forgive my lack of diction..) there usually is no display. I take the card out and the display is fine. I connect the VGA (also tried S-video) to the card and still no display. The computer is booting up fine; it's just the dang card.

SO here is what my Googling has led me to thus far:

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So building my first computer and after doing plenty of research I am still confused like none other. I want a computer that's able to handle 2 displays in as much definition as possible (for the money) and a 3rd just being able to display basically standard paint don't really need much definition on it. Now this is where I'm confused to do this in the most economical way would it be better to just get a highly capable graphics card or dual card it with the second card being just a standard card.

Answer:Multiple display graphics card

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I want to change my integrated Intel HD graphics 4600 card for my nvidia 860m card so that I can use 144hz instead of 60hz.The problem is I have tried everything I can find online, like deleting drivers, changing settings in nvidia controlpanel and such. When I delete my Intel driver it just reinstalls itself when I restart the computer, My laptop also switch to some basic microsoft screen driver when I delete the Intel driver.Please help me, I just got this new monitor and it sucks that I can't use it fully.

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Hey, I recently bought an XFX HD 6870 (upgrading from a 9800 GX2) and the computer boots fans are all on but once it gets past the bios the monitor looses signal. I also upgraded windows vista to windows 7(clean install) and can not enter into safe mode because the screen goes blank. If i put my old graphics card in the card works perfectly. I have reseted the cmos and sent the card back to the suppliers finding no faults in the card.

PC Spec
evga 790i ultra sli
intel q6600 2.4ghz quad core
6gb ram
Hiper type m 880W psu

Answer:New graphics card no display after BIOS

did you uninstall all nvidia display drivers? also make sure you have the newest drivers from amd.

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My pc is running windows 7 - 64 bit ultimate. I upgraded the motherboard of my PC in 2010 with second generation i3 processor and 4GB RAM. It has integrated intel graphics already.
Today I installed new Kingston DDR3 – 4GB RAM. My pc has detected it and running fine.

I also installed ZOTAC NVIDIA GT 730 (2GB) DDR5 Graphics Card in its PCI slot.

Unfortunately, when I turn my PC on, the monitor goes in power save mode. The graphic card fan runs smoothly.

I tried the following methods with the graphic card still properly attached within my mother board
1. My monitor connected to the graphic card via VGA cable. Nothing happened
2. My monitor connected to the graphic card via HDMI cable. Nothing happened.
3. My monitor connected to the original old slot (it works fine) through VGA cable. Nothing happened.

However, if I remove my graphic card, my PC runs fine. What should I do? I am running SMPS of 450 W. Upon confirming with my friend, he said that I should use 800-900W to run my graphics card. To my surprise on their official website, Geforce has listed minimum power requirements for my graphic card as 300W.

GeForce GT 730 | Specifications | GeForce

I don’t think that my graphics card is damaged as I bought it from Amazon. I have bought lots of electronics and delicate items from that site and have never received damaged product.

Answer:No display after new NVIDIA GT 730 (2GB) DDR 5 graphics card

Was it sold and shipped by Amazon or from another vender ?

Every time you switch ports you have to change the monitor settings to that port

I don't believe I've ever seen a 8-900w psu before
Most were 750-850-1000w
But yea over kill for that card.
Does it need or have a pull for additional power to connect to it on the top rear ?
I doubt it would.

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I recently installed an nvidia 680 graphics card into a computer that ran on-board video prior. I also upgraded the power supply to a better one to support it. The computer turns on, and the 6 pin power is plugged into the graphics card, but when the computer turns on, the display stays dark. I am unable to see even the bios prompt. When i plug the on-board video back into the monitor and boot, it says that the port is disabled and to use the graphics card port. The computer is running windows 10.

Answer:No display after graphics card installation.

take out the video card......plug the video cable to the onboard (motherboard) slot....turn on computer
do u get a display now???
if so go into bios and set pci-e to initialize
shutdown reinstall video card.......see what happens

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Thanks for reading my thread...I have a hp pavillion t350 - 2.8Ghz, 2048Mb RAM and windows XP. im trying to run and have successfully run a 37" plasma screen off a matrox p650 128mb dual dvi agp card (yes i did need a vga connector) - however, the picture quality was pretty poor and even playing around with the screen resolution and refresh rate, pixellation was pretty bad.anyone with any suggestions on an agp 8x card that would somewhat improve the display on a 37" phillips plasma screen?i will want to play games and have a 200 quid budget... :) thanks.

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For under £200, any suggestions?

Answer:Best Graphics Card With Dual Display.......

Gforce4 Ti4200

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hi when i install my new graphics card which is an ati x1950 pro i get no signal on the monitor I have a 650 watt psu, so theres more than enough power. i have a new mobo which is an asus one. the fan on the card spins so power is getting to it..... i just don't know what else to try ... any help would be greatly appreciated..... thank you!!!!![/B]

Also i did have it working once it booted up with the graphics card in and it then read the full 2gb of my ram so i began installing drivers... but when i restarted it didnt come back on.. i have uninstalled the onboard vga driver but still no luck....

Pleas Helpppp!!!

Answer:No display on monitor when instaling graphics card.

This sounds as if it is either a failed card or incompatible drivers. Remove the card and boot using the on-board. Uninstall all the drivers and the reboot.
Visit the ATi website and find the latest driver set for the card and download it.
Power off and then refit the ATi card. If it boots and you have the default 600x800 image then install the drivers. If it fails, then I reckon it is dead and you should take it back.

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I own an old Dell Dimension E310, and after getting sick of the crappy graphics I experienced on WoW, I poked around for a new graphics card that I was able to use (PCI sort only, 230 watt power supply), I decided on this:

It arrived last night, tried to install it this morning. Heres the problem:

After inserting the new card, installing its drivers, disabling Integrated graphics (on both Dell setup and Windows settings), I get a very garbled display. I tried reinstalling the new card's drivers, everything I can think of, no joy.

If anyone has any thoughts, please share. Thanks.

Answer:Installed new graphics card, garbled display

Have u turned the integrated graphics in the BIoS? also the Dell Dimension E310 have lots of problems with video

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Hey, having some display problems.

I built my tower a few years ago, so everything is custom. Ill list the specs that I know at the bottom.

I got a PCI-e graphics card awhile back and installed it into my computer. It has a S-Video and DVI ports in the back of it. S-Video ran to my TV while the DVI ran to my monitor. Everything ran fine until it stopped recognizing my monitor. After awhile it started to again, then finally stopped.

I was trying to fix it tonight. Rearranging cables, unplugging and replugging the card never helped. I was gonna get my onboard VGA to recognize my monitor and reinstall the graphics card. I ended up going to BIOS and unselecting "PCI-e" (my graphics card) for my display. OOPS!

Now I get no picture - on boot up or while its on. Both screens are pitch black. The computer boots on, I hear windows load, but I can't view anything. I can't get back to my BIOS to enable PCI-e again. Ive unplugged and replugged the graphics card, hoping that made a difference, but nothing. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Custom PC
Windows 7 x64
8GB ram
Plenty of harddrive space.
MSI Motherboard
Radeon x600 series PCI-e graphics card

Answer:No display after adjusting graphics card/BIOS - Help please!

You have to plug into the motherboard to use the onboard video.

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After figuring out that I have to download drivers before trying to install, I installed my graphix card, monitor wouldnt get a signal, so I took the card out and it still wont work. I neeed help quick !

Answer:No display after trying to install GeForce graphics card

Is this a graphics card that needs to be inserted in the computer, or an onboard graphics card? If it is not onboard, it is likely that you need to disable the onboard graphics first in the BIOS.
If it is an onboard card, and your monitor is connected to the correct output, you should always be able to get a screen and boot into the BIOS (press Del or F1/F2 at startup).

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OK, so, it's been a half year since I have a nvidia gt 440 2gb ram and so on. And recently sometimes freezes my PC and I get a black screen(sometimes other colors), but that's not the problem, so I wanted to change my graphics card until I get a new one with an ATI Radeon Sapphire X1550 that I found, I know its old, but I don't have another one.

OK, I removed my nvidia drivers completely with DDU, pull out physically the graphic card from mobo and...
My problem is: When I plugged ATI X1550 in my motherboard, my PC boots but nothing appears on my screen.

Please help!!

And oh, one last thing, if u guys think that ATI X1550 is broken or damaged, it's not, I have tried it on a friend with windows xp sp3.

Answer:pc boots but no display when i plug my graphics card

Could you fill out your system specs completely please? It's hard to give good advice if we don't know what we are dealing with for hardware.


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Hello friends,

I have a mobo with an onboard NVidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 which I know is pretty darn old, but I have a graphics card I've had for a while but i notice when I use it I have more display crashes(the damned nvlddmkm) than usual. My theory is that the card(NVidia GeForce 6200OC which the OC stands for overclocked)is causing the crashes because my PC shouldn't be OC'ed(see stats for PC make & model).The only reason I use this card is it has an S-Video output jack which I use to connect my PC to my TV...the main reason I bought this card. I've tried using other software like RivaTuner or nTune to try to underclock it but it doesn't seem to work. Any ideas???

Answer:Is my Graphics Card causing display crashes??

Yha your cards being a weinie.

Have you got the newest driver? It'll be old but ensure its te newest.

Heat can csause the crash, so use something to check temps.

The other crap part ids it might just be getting bad.

Oh forgot to entin, your video card being overclocked has no impact on your cpu.

Me i run 1 cpu heavy overclocked, but my gpu is stock... My other cpu ids stock but the gpu is heavily oc'd.
And if you need more, 10mhz factory oc is less than how i find my oc's... I jump up 20mhz per test.

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Please help. I have an eMachines ET1331G-03w. It has a cheap integrated graphics card and I purchased a new Galaxy GeForce GT 430 graphics card along with a Thermaltake TR2 600w PSU yesterday. I installed both and powered the pc up. The fans fired up in the PSU, the Processor, and the new graphics card. I had my monitor that I had been using with VGA hooked up with an HDMI cable. Now comes the problem. I am not getting any picture whatsoever on my monitor. It says no signal and it wont show any picture, even at the start up. I tried two different HDMI cables, I tried a VGA, and I tried a DVI. None of these made anything appear on the monitor. I turned the system off, took out the new graphics card, removed the new power supply and put the original one back in, and tried to fire it up. Now I have now picture with my original computer plugged into the original VGA slot. I have no idea what to do and I am only a beginner when it comes to installing things into a PC. I have asked around and no one had any idea how to solve this problem. I don't want to have to buy a new computer just because I tried to upgrade this one. That would suck. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:No display after upgrading to a GeForce GT 430 graphics card

What happens if you try to boot up the pc with the new GPU and PSU installed, but have the monitor hooked up to the integrated VGA port?

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I don't know what it is but Windows 7 doesn't recognize my graphics card for some reason....... I have scanned several times for driver updates, still nothing seems to fix my problem...

I don't know what causes this, dxdiag displays everything else properly as far as I know....

Thank you,
If you are having the same problem,you can find what I did to fix it

Answer:Dxdiag won't display my Graphics card Info

Quote: Originally Posted by FLaTLiN3D

I don't know what it is but Windows 7 doesn't recognize my graphics card for some reason....... I have scanned several times for driver updates, still nothing seems to fix my problem...

I don't know what causes this, dxdiag displays everything else properly as far as I know....

Thank you,

The reason is because you don't have the latest version of your video card drivers installed.

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I recently upgraded my Motherboard and my CPU and had some struggles along the way with some installation but everything seemed to work last night (After the installation was complete)

Graphics card was working fine, and I was running 3 monitors and using the graphics card just like I always have.

A few hours later I decided to OC the CPU with the "OC genie" button on the new motherboard.. That caused a lot of problems so i decided to reformat both my hard drive.

With the new installation of windows on my my SSD, and the computer up and running as we speak, for some reason no matter what I do, whenever the Graphics card is installed and the display is plugged into the graphics card instead of the onboard, the monitors just don't turn on.. Yet I can hear the Windows log in sound, as if it was loading through the boot..Please help will post specs

Answer:Monitors don't display when graphics card is installed

i7 4770k 3.5ghz PCU

MSI z87 gd65 motherboard

16gb of ddr3 RAM

Radeon 6950 2gb GPU

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Hi,This is my first go at somthing like this so sorry for any mistakes.My desktop display background is a photo in (bmp)?, and fills all my 17 inch screen, and is set at true colour 800x600.I have fitted a graphics card (Hercules 3D Prophet) for my games and when I adjust my screen up to say 1024 x 768 my background picture goes smaller and I get a border around the edge of the screen.Is there any way of keeping the picture full size and using my graphics card for better pictures?thanksZebrapec

Answer:graphics card display background fault?

it seems that the background picture is 800x600 size ,so when you have the desktop set to 1024 x 768 the picture doesn't fit in, that is adjust the picture sizeclick start/settings/control panel/dislpay (for win 98orstart /control panel/dislpay (for xp)one in display goto where you can choose the background picture , and change the position to stretch and not centre, then click apply

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I run Windows XP and have an ATI Radeon 9200 series graphics card. Recently I reset the computer to factory settings and set up 2 users as before, one with limited access and the other, naturally, as an administrator and everything works fine except whenever the limited access user logs on they get a message from Desktop Help recommending TV display is disabled.I have followed the on screen instructions but cannot enable or disable it because the relevant button is greyed out. I have checked/unchecked the box at bottom left in Desktop Help which says 'show window at start up when TV display is enabled ' but the message keeps on appearing. Have also reloaded the original CD and am informed that more up to date drivers are already installed on the computer so have not pursued this any further. I have reversed account types on both users and each time it is only a problem with the limited access user, it seems as if the computer recognises the monitor is not enabled for TV display in admin mode but is in Limited access. It is not a huge problem but does anyone know how to fix it please.CheersPaul

Answer:ATI graphics card - Enable/disable TV display

wot - no replies !!! ( is the answer that obvious )CheersPaul

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i have a compaq persario sr1630nx i just remove the graphics card i had on it do to a malfunction. and i plugged in my monitor to the original input and it looks all blurry how can fix this?

Answer:pc display blurry after removing graphics card

Rightclick on an empty area of the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution and select the highest (native) resolution.

Next enter Device Manager and click on Display driver, select Update driver Automatically, see if Windows Update can find a compatible driver.

That computer model has an old GPU ATI Radeon 200 with only an XP driver posted.

You can try installing the driver outright, then if it fails or malfunctions try installing it in XP Compatibility Mode.

Some users were able to get this driver to work in Win7:

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1) My graphics card was working perfectly
2) I turned off my pc and turned it on the next day.
3) I found my pc very weird with big icons and everything etc.
4) It installed Standard VGA graphics adapter.
5) I went to "device manager" and clicked "display properties" and i found my graphics card missing.But its running actually(fan rotating).
6) I tried installing my nvidia drivers again and i came up with this error "nvidia setup program could not locate any driver that are compaitable with your current hardware.setup will now exit"
7) I tried the same with latest drivers too.but ended up with the same errors.
8) Reinstalled windows 7 and ended up with the same error
9) Then i runned GPU-Z.Click the link see this pic.

I tried but nothing works.Please help.

Answer:Graphics card not showing in Display adapters

If reinstalling the driver / installing the latest driver didn't help, it may be that your video card is going bad.

However, if it were on my bench, I'd give the computer a good cleaning with all the cards removed, then reinstall the cards making sure they're seated properly.

Good luck with it.

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OK, first a description of my system:

HP Vectra VL 600
Windows XP Pro
128 Mb Rambus
Pentium 3 533MHz
Matrox Millennium G2500 AGP
BIOS (allegedly) Phoenix type 4.0 Release 6.0.7, HP Vectra BIOS Version: HY.01.03US

There is really two parts to this problem: the original symptoms, to which I have tentatively identified a cause; and the attempted fix, which has run into... difficulties.

The Original Symptoms
Quite simply, I would start the PC and get a BIOS error code -- 1 long beep, 2 short beeps -- and no display until Windows booted. This indicates a problem with the video card. Well, it would do, except that is the error code for Award BIOS's, and according to Bios Agent I have the Phoenix one listed above. This problem has been going on for a long time so I can't remember what the BIOS actually said it was on boot-up.

The Attempted Fix
Again rather simple: I purchased an XFX Geforce2 MX400 AGP. Here's what happened next.

(*) I inserted the Geforce and switched on the PC. No error code this time but still no display. As far as I can tell Windows does not load - I get no response from any keys or key-sequence, and the keyboard's 'lock' LEDs do not work.

Upon swapping back to the Matrox, the error codes come back and Windows boots as before. I try uninstalling the display drivers this time, as recommended in the new card's installation guide.

Booting up with the Geforce results in the same situation as (*), but since I uninstalled it th... Read more

Answer:No display until Windows, can't install graphics card

Does your PC have onboard video? It sounds like it's using the onboard video instead of the graphics card. Once Windows has loaded, Windows uses the graphics card instead. Have you looked in the BIOS for an option to disable the onboard video?

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Ok, so I have 2 Vista OS's on different partitions and I downloaded the catalyst and display drivers and they ommunicate but on my first Vista, the display adapter shows as Generic Display Monitor and the second one that doesn't work is Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.

I've been looking for info and I think it could be solved by BIOS flashing which doesn't sound good and I don't know how it would help.

I get error (Code 10) This device cannot start.
It's a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600 card.

Help anyone? :/


I looked into ACPI and so I'm pretty sure it's OEM BIOS programming or however it's called but is there a way I can make it read drivers from my 2nd OS?

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I have a Gateway FX Gaming computer (Link: ) and I try to plug in the video card given in the graphics description in link; "NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Over-Clocked w/ 512MB on board memory and DirectX 10" Which as far as I know the video card was made to fit the computer. When ever I try to plug the graphics card into my computer, I dont get any display on my monitor at all. Also, The power button-light flashes. Both fans (computer and video card) turn on and work, But after a minuite or so the computer turns off. My onboard normal graphics work normally but obviouly arent very good for gaming. If there is any way possible to fix this problem please reply I am very eager to resolve this issue.

Additional Details:
My computer hasnt worked with my graphics card before, therefor I decided to Restore my computer to factory settings and still didnt work and thats where I ended up now.

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Love, love my hp chromebook, but I'm afraid it may be toast, and being a few months out of warranty, HP has quoted a prohibitively high repair tag, so seeking some help here before trashing it. Specifics: started getting signs of display  cable failure about a month ago (flickering and random lines when opening or moving); annoying but livable and hdmi mirroring worked 2 weeks ago got a sizzle/pop and complete loss of video, either on display or mirroring hoping against hope I replaced the display cable with a new one, but no go, same symptoms: computer powers up, but video output is black, save for a single vertical line in middle.  I really dig this machine, but hp wants $229 to look at it (hello? It's a chromebook worth less than that), so considering I've got nothing to lose, was curious if this is a separate piece of hardware that might be replaced or not before I give it the heave ho. By the way, was surprised hp didn't even seem interested in selling me a new or refurbed one with even a tiny discount, especially since it is just over 18 months old. I get that these things happen and that we live in a disposable economy, but brand loyalty still counts for something, right? And now I really feel none for hp. Why have such nice engineering when the support side is such an utter failure?

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First off, this guy had the exact same problem and seemed to be able to fix it (Graphics Card Info Won't Display) but I have different specs and can't figure out how to fix mine. I've been trying all day.. here's the problem, copied from his post (with my specs, not his):

I don't know what it is but Windows 7 doesn't recognize my graphics card for some reason....... I have scanned several times for driver updates, still nothing seems to fix my problem...

I don't know what causes this, dxdiag displays everything else properly as far as I know....


Here are some more things that may help out..

Hardware ID

This shows in dxdiag when the Nvidia driver is selected but has an exclamation mark with a yellow triangle behind it and isn't working.. (hence the 'Not Available' under the DirectX Features)

This has been popping up since this whole thing started..


Now, here are some of my specs... please help!:

Operating System
MS Windows 7 64-bit

Manufacturer Alienware
Model m15x
Version Not Applicable
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model GM965
Chipset Revision C0
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model 82801HBM (ICH8-ME)
Southbridge Revision B1
Brand Quanta
Version vX32 P3
Date 04/11/2008

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Answer:Graphics Card Info won't display... even with dxdiag.. help!

Try techPowerUp! :: Download TechPowerUp GPU-Z v0.4.4

Also, are you sure you've got drivers installed, your aero is disabled, that's why im wondering, or is it disabled intentionally.

Anyhow, what are you scanning drivers with? you can get drivers directly from Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
Select Geforce 8M series and your system.

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I have been having trouble with a new graphics card. After weeks of fighting it, I just removed it from my PC
and began using the integral video on my motherboard.

Everything on the display is slightly stretched horizontally. Circles are ovals. I have set the screen resolution
but still have distortion.

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu Linux on the 2nd hard drive. There is no distortion on the Linux side.

Using Win7 x64. Graphics now from Gigabyte motherboard.


Answer:Image on display is distorted after removing graphics card.

First thought that comes to my mind is make sure the drivers are updated. Go to the motherboard manufacturer's website and see if they have a download for it.

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Hello guys, I have a strange problem on my computer I was hoping maybe you guys knew how to fix.

Over the past week, I've been experiencing a strange problem where, I think, my graphics card heats up (I can hear the case fans whirring up quickly), even when the computer is idle.

Just last night, I left my computer on, and I went to take a shower. I came back, and the fans are nearly at full blast. Then when I move my mouse to wake the computer up, my display driver crashes.

I looked at my GPU temp, it was running at 85C. I usually clean and dust my computer twice a year, but I paid special attention to my graphics card this time and removed a considerable amount of dust.

However, the problem still happens. I reinstalled the display drivers twice. Once as an update, once as a complete removal and driver sweeping, but the problem still occurred. Then I look in task manager to see what was running in the background that was making the graphics run hot. I noticed two instances of Google Chrome running, even though the browser wasn't running. I closed those two instances, and my fan speed slowed down, and down, and down, along with my GPU temp, down to almost half of what it was before.

So, naturally, I reinstalled Chrome, but that didn't fix it. I did a virus scan, and a spyware scan, nothing on either one.

A weird thing to note though, when running Chrome, or any application really (havent tried playing a game yet to stress test it), the graphics card ... Read more

Answer:Graphics card gets hot and display driver crashes when idle

what power supply?

Have you checked the 12v, 3.3v and 5v in the BIOS?

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Hoping someone can help out there I just did a fresh install of Windows 98 SE after completely wiping and formatting the hard drive. Downloaded latest drivers (81.98) for my nVidia 5200 FX 128MB graphics card, but after install and restart the Windows loading screen becomes distorted and most times goes black with white symbols/letters running in vertical lines over the screen. Sometimes it loads to windows but the display is all glitched/blurry. Loads to safe mode fine. I receive an error (nvudisp.exe) trying to uninstall the drivers and trying to install older drivers brings up an error ('Setup was unable to locate any NVIDIA graphics chips on the system'). Sometimes when windows loads normally I will receive 'nvsvc.exe' has performed an illegal operation error.The computer has not been connected to the internet at all and no viruses or anything are present. Video card was fine before format.. Is this a driver issue? Do I have to download anything else before my video card drivers? I'm willing to wipe and reinstall again to follow new steps if I must!Thankyou for your time Jerome-AMD Athlon 1700+ processor-Shuttle AK12A motherboard-512MB RAM-80Gig HDD

Answer:Graphics card causing Windows display errors

if no one has any other ideas, try installing the original drivers. You probably have them on disk some where, and those work for sure.

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I've got a hp pavilion 550-136na and have put in an msi nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card. I got it second hand so it didn't come with the installation disk.Anyway, I've fitted it properly, all the fans are spinning as they should and I've even upgraded my psu to a corsair CM500x which should give me plenty of juice to run the card.When I go to look on device manager it shows up as Microsoft basic display adapter however when I go to update the driver it labels itself as my new card!To make matters worse when I plug my hdmi cable into the gpu I get no signal.My question is - how do I get my pc to recognise that there is a new card? I need to install the drivers but without it being detected the software keeps saying there's hardware available.

Answer:Graphics card appears as basic display adapter

Update :- at the end part I was meant to say ".... Being detected the software keeps saying there's no hardware available."

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Board: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H v1.0 (Latest EFI)
Graphics: Gigabyte GV-R795WF3-3GD (HD 7950 3GB)

So i notice that everytime i boot up my PC and try to access EFI (BIOS) i have to connnect my monitor to DVI port and remove miniDP adapters so BIOS can show up on screen otherwise it will be just blank screen

Anyone experience this? I presume its a mainboard/graphics card setting issue but before i dive into google searching i thought of popping a query here first

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I have just bought a Xerox 19" widescreen display (XM3-19WB) to replace my wonderful Iiyama pro410 CRT, which was on its last legs. My system is home built - Athlon XP2500+ 333fsb Barton on Asus A7V8X-X, 512mb RAM, Matrox Millenium G400 Max.

I have tried various resolutions but none come close to the clarity on my old crt - I am so disappointed. The recommended res is 1440 x 900. I am currently running at 1280 x 1024 and it is giving me a headache! My eyes think it is them that have the problem and are trying to adjust for a blurry display...

I have tried the Matrox site - downloaded newest driver (which is still pretty old!) but it makes no difference. I can't even write to them as my card is not listed on their support email page. I have also installed the correct driver for the monitor.

Please can anyone tell me if I am wasting my time trying to either get it to work properly with this graphics card, or indeed ever getting a good display out of it, even if I buy a new card. It does not have a DVI option - would running it at the correct resolution make a vast difference? - all the reviews I read said it was a fantastic monitor!

Also, if I do have to get a new graphics card, can anyone recommend a reasonably priced one - I don't need it for much gaming - just a nice crisp display.

Thank you..

Answer:Will a new graphics card make much difference to my new widescreen display?

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I've been trying to track down a 24" glossy display for my computer (with 120hz refresh rate). Budget is around $400. Any recommendations? I really appreciate it!

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Hi everyone,I have an old monitor lying around and would like to know if I can use it to set up a dual display.My monitor is currently running off my ATI Radeon graphics card, with my on-board monitor connection disabled.Would it be possible to enable the on-board graphics and hook up my other monitor, up a dual display without a dual-input graphics card?Hope you can help!Thanks!

Answer:Dual display with onboard/ graphics card combined?

I would say probably. Certainly windows can run dual monitors from dual graphics cards.But it just might depend on how the motherboard handles a plug-in card when there's already on-board.Try it and see - you can't do any harm.In the BIOS there is normally a setting "Init graphics (or display) first" - this sets which card is selected first for booting up, when the windows software has not yet loaded.Don't forget you will need both graphics drivers loaded.

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I am in the market for a new computer. Are there differences in graphics cards when it comes to excellent text display? Are high end graphics cards known for gaming also good for excellent text display?

I do some video and photo editing but use my computer for long hours of research and require sharp screen text.

My thanks,


Answer:suggested Graphics Card for excellent text display

Really any discrete GPU should provide you with sharp, crisp text display on any modern PC in an situation. However, if you're going to be video and photo editing you may benefit from GPU rendering. Have a read through Choosing a GPU - The Core Basics and feel free to ask away with any more questions you have.

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When I am in game my display just shuts off, monitor still stays on and tower is still on.My graphics card is a radeon 5570Gateway fx4710Nothing special

Answer:Display shuts off; graphics card fan stops spinning.

Does moving the mouse or pressing a key bring the screen back to life? Has it always been this way or did it just start? If it just started, what happened just before it started? Check power options to see if display is set to power down after a period of inactivity. Also check screen saver and see if it is set to come on with no image.

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum/site, and would like to pose a question. Recently I received a Samsung 943BWX 19" LCD monitor. It has 2 screen image modes (Auto and Wide). The Auto setting's display does not "fill" the screen (black borders on L & R sides). The Wide setting is like kind of "stretched" looking. My main concern is the graphics, mainly text. Lettering is not completely "black". My current display settings are 1028 x 728 @ High (24 Bit). Maybe I need some guidance in dialing in the proper display settings or would a switch from analog signal to DVI make my situation better I should mention all my machine has is the integrated video (VGA) connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS: Win XP SP2
Gateway 300SE (2002),1.2GHz, 512MB RAM
Intel 82815 Graphics Controller
Intel Celeron Processor

Answer:New Monitor display issues..Settings or graphics card?

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I have a Satellite 1100 with the Intel 82830M Graphics Card. The latest driver is version 14.7 which I have just installed - the Graphics icon in the bottom right corner changes from a multi-coloured square to a blue screen when you install this, and the mouseover text says "Intel(R) Extreme Graphics".

However, since installing this, my display freezes every time I start a game, or if I go into Display Properties & change anything. A hard reboot is then required. Also, the startup process takes 2-3 times as long since this upgrade.

Has anyone else experienced this problem ? Does anyone know of a solution ? I have seen a few posts on other forums about this, including some saying that this issue was caused by XP Service Pack 2. Can anyone confirm this ?

Answer:Problem with latest Graphics driver for Intel 82830M Graphics Card on Satellite 1100


I assume you have installed the graphic card driver from the Intel website and you use NOT a Toshiba graphic driver which was designed especially for the notebook usage.
Well, Toshiba recommend using the Toshiba drivers. In this case you should try to use the recommended graphic driver which you can download from the Toshiba driver page.

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Hello I powered up my 2012 Dell XPS 8500 desktop unit this morning. I noticed a slight buzzing noise coming from the back of it. As if one of the cooling fans blades was striking something. If you ever put a baseball card to strike your bicycle wheels spokes. The same sound was being produced.
 A quick look at them with the side panel removed. Showed a good amount of dust had built up on all the blades, frame work, and heat sink. I removed both fans and with a tooth brush and vacuum cleaner furniture brush. Cleaned them and while it was opened removed the graphics card to inspect it. It had a good amount of dust build up on its fan blades. I vacuumed its blades as well and re-installed all three components.
Before these steps I had a display at start up and the buzzing noise. I hit the power button and it started to emit a steady beeping noise. A continual beeping pulse and it is coming from inside the graphics card assembly itself. All two desktop fans are spinning fine and so is the graphics cards single fan. The start button is also flickering in conjunction with the beeping pulse. The buzzing fan noise is gone but I have no display at all now. Just a flickering power button and beeping noise.
Is this telling me the graphics card is damaged or shot?? There was a very good amount of dust on all three. But I was working with it just hours before the re-start with no issue. Just looking to troubleshoot this... Read more

Answer:Beeping pulse, signal emitting from graphics card. No display

Sure you seated the video card correctly in its slot?
Does video card have a cable that goes directly to the power supply which you forgot to re-connect?
Check all other cards, cables and RAM to make sure you didn't accidentally dislodge something...

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My XP machine recently had a DVD drive failure that caused it to not boot, but my first reaction, based on getting a "Video cable connected?" message on the monitor led me to believe that the video card had gone south, so I purchased a PNY nVidia GeForce FX 5200 video card. I just got the computer up and running after installing a new DVD drive. I downloaded the latest driver for the video card, and everything seems to work except when I click the Systray nVidia icon and select nVidia Control Panel, it goes nowhere. I have tried nVidia's site, and they tell me to go to the manufacturer. So I go to PNY's site, and they provide no support beyond their knowledge base, which contains nothing about this issue (really poor support; this will be my last purchase of a PNY product).

Anyone have a clue as to why I cannot open the nVidia control panel?

Answer:Solved: nVidia graphics card -- won't display control panel

For any who viewed this thread, the problem has been solved. I wound up uninstalling the video card from Device Manager, uninstalling the drivers, and reinstalling the same (most up-to-date) drivers, and the problem went away.

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I know this is an issue ATI is aware of, but they have been aware of it for two years! and still no fix. I know using the magnify accessibility program will correct it, but... its really not a fix.

Does anyone know of a fix, official or unofficial that has gotten results?
I run the ATI radeon 5850 hd card

need anymore info/screen shots just ask.

Answer:ATI graphics card dual display mouse distortion glitch

Ive never had this glitch, but then again I dont normally run dual monitors, though I have in the past. Im running a 3870 x2. I also have a 4550 though ive never run dual monitors, and the 200m in my laptop has no issues with a external display as well as the ATI 4200 in my wifes compaq, with no issues. . .are your drivers up to date? and what OS are you using it in? ive tested m7 3870 x2 in xp home and vista ultimate-have not tried it with my 3870 in 7 yet, though the 4200 worked in 7 no problem. The only issue ive had with the compaq is with an external display attached, if its a mirror no problem, if I extend it reverses the screen on the laptop itself, really weird lol but ill get that figured out.

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My Y560 Ideapad graphics is getting at my nerves. Windows doesn't load up completely it goes into a black screen where the welcome screen/password screen is supposed to show up. I disabled graphics in safe mode and restarted to find the problem doesn't exit anymore. But with this solution I find that my 4GB RAM is reduced to 2.93GB (says only 2.93GB usable) I wonder if this is because part of the RAM has been reserved for graphics processing since the original graphics is disabled? (I don;t know my best guess)Relevant info:1. This graphics problem started after I had my Y560 got repaired (one of the hinges connecting the screen and keyboard came out, *no other problems*) and right after I reinstalled OS i.e. WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 32-bit. 2. While in safe mode the graphics card is actually detected in device manager. Graphics card model is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730. (So I'm thinking the hardware is not fried)3. Currently Y560 is running on Intel HD graphics.4. If system configuration is of any help in determining the cause of problem, here it is------------------System Information------------------Machine name: BAAWS-PCOperating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)Language: English (Regional Setting: English)System Manufacturer: LENOVOSystem Model: IdeaPad Y560BIOS: Rev 1.0Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHzMemory: 4096MB RAMAvailable OS Memory: 2996MB RAMPage File: 1617MB used, 4373MB availa... Read more

Answer:Y560 no display unless graphics card disabled from safe mode.

Did you happen to fix the problem? I have the same thing going on. Help much appreciated! I currently am running Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and when I try to update it windows doesn't load up completely and the "black screen" occurs. There also seems to be a problem with "Base System Device"... it is listed under Other devices.

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I'm having a problem others seem to encouter, but can't get it resolved. I bought a ATI Radeon 600X Pro 256MB/PCI-E card. I have an Emachine T6410 computer with built in ati xpress 200. Specs found here

My problem is after installing the card my computer doesn't recognize the hardware. As soon as I put the card in, my monitor will not work. The computer boots up and the monitor has power, but no picture. The card fan is working...i can hear it. I take the card out and it works fine.

Here is what I have tried:
-Called emachines for support and after disabling my onboard graphics, still doesn't work, they say call ATI
-Tried support from help, they say its the computer
-Tried disabling in BIOS, but it doesn't offer a selection for that. It also does't have a PNP feature. Only first initial display..which I tried on PCIEX
-Plug monitor to both card, and onboard.
-Check MSI website and I do have updated BIOS

I can tell that the onboard graphics are disabled due to large scale print. I tried uninstalling the drivers, but when i turn it on it detects and installs the built in graphics. I just can't get the monitor to work whenever the card is inserted. If it would work I could manually install the hardware and drivers. I'm thinking I need a different BIOS that would let me use PNP and disable onboard graphi... Read more

Answer:Problem installing new graphics card on Emachine/onboard-graphics

An extreme option

As you do have the option of a working computer prior to installing the new card I would back up any files that are important to you..
Then, before I would pay someone else BIG bucks, I would put in the new card and try a fresh install of windows. Force it to recognise your new card. The drivers that Windows will pick should suffice until the install is done and you can then install the card specific drivers from your disk.
This is given ONLY as a choice. I am not sure this will solve your problem but IT IS something this cheap bas____ would try before paying someone else.

Good Luck and check back, maybe someone else will contribute a better idea.

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My Dell Optiplex 990 SFF has an Intel 2000 which I'm learning is no good.  I hate that my screened looks super stretched vertically and no matter how much I play with the resolution I can't fix it.  It's hurting my eyes. 
In addition I wanted to set up dual monitors with extended display.  While it's detected, identified, and showing the desktop on both monitors it's in duplicate and I can't get  the extended display to work. 
I'm no good at computers and have spent HOURS trying to understand all of this.  My guess is that I need to upgrade the graphics card?  I feel like I can do this from a youtube video.  I'm just not sure what I need.  I don't think I need anything fancy. Just something basic that will let me do the dual monitors with extended display and address the stretchy screen problem.  Recommendations?  

Answer:Dell Optiplex 990 SFF Graphics Card & Dual Monitors with Extended Display

Maximum power consumption for SFF is 25 Watts the best card the machine could operate with is:
VisionTek Radeon HD 6350 SFF Low Profile Graphics Card - 1 GB DDR3
From what I understand that card is not very powerful but might be enough to operate multiple monitors in low resolution

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So I installed the Zotac geforce GT 610 onto a HP Pavilion p7-1234. I installed the new Nvidia drivers and when no progress was shown I uninstalled and installed Beta drivers. The problem is mostly in blue areas, it is a weird watered color and this never happened before. My monitor is an Acer 23" LCD, and it is connected to the graphics card via VGA-DVI adapter into the DVI slot on the card. Here is the image link: (Wouldn't work when I used the attach the image button)
OK this is really weird, but when I was uploading the image to imgur, that weird watered color thing dissappeared than came back when upload was done. I am so very confused right now and regret even touching my computer hardware

Here are the specs via SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-3650 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8178 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 936465 MB, Free - 744813 MB; D: Total - 17173 MB, Free - 2145 MB;
Antivirus: None

Answer:Solved: Installed new graphics card and now my Display is sort of blurry/watered down

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Hi, about a year ago I had a problem with my pc where I would get the error message "display driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" and the occasional BSOD. I solved this problem by simply flashing my bios. However a similar problem has now arrived ( note I have not changed any hardware since the last error) where:

- There is a constant buzzing from my monitor ( NOT a problem with the monitor as it works fine in safe mode with no buzzing, which is why I suspect a gpu problem)

- I get random "display driver has stopped responding and has successfully recovered" messages, but no BSODs. OR the display just goes black and I have to hard reset my pc.

I believe all my specs are in my sigs. Please help.


Answer:Graphics card error - Monitor buzzing and display driver failure

Sounds like a case of GPU failure to me. The buzzing spontaneously appearing out of nowhere is never a good sign.

Sounds like your 5850 is toast - I'd try and run a demanding 3D application such as 3D Mark to put the GPU through its paces - if it encounters even more drastic errors, etc - then the card is bin fodder.

A GPU upgrade will rectify your issue - or if you don't really use any 3D applications that require GPU power (Such as games, CAD, etc.) then just remove your faulty card and use the onboard graphics of your motherboard.

Hope that was some help.

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Lately I have been having graphics problems in games. There are these " artifacts", wierd shapes, triangles, ect that appear and "shot" through my screen. it is hard to explain what it looks like, except that it is NOT normal.

It is hard to say when these appeared. I have recently got a different monitor. It is not new. It is a Dell CRT monitor. I replaced 1 CRT with another because I am cheap .

I have the latest drivers, I think, for my graphics card ( GeForce 5700 LE ). Not great , but not terrible. I play the games with either low or medium settings. I ran a benchmark test that was terrible.

Any ideas as to weather it is the card or monitor?

Answer:Solved: Graphics problem, monitor or graphics card ??

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Hi there,
I have recently got a Nvidia NVS Quadro 420 graphics card and have tried to connect up to 4 screens, Unfortunately this hasn?t worked and I was hoping you can help.
The equipment I have is;
Dell Optiplex 380 desktop computer, running windows 10 32-bit.
Cables being used are;
VHDCI to DVI-D splitter to 4 screens,
DVI-D to VGA straight connection to connect 4 VGA displays
So this setup goes as follows;
VHDCI >  VHDCI to DVI-D Splitter > DVI-D to VGA straight connection > VGA cable to each screen
With the above setup, Looking at the graphics card theres power going to it as fan is spinning but the screens remain unresponsive.
I have also looked in the BIOS to check if there anything there stopping it from working, everything looks ok to me.
Is there anything else I can try?
Simon Wylie

Answer:Dell optiplex 380 with newly installed Nvidia nvs quadro 420 graphics card - no display

Unfortunately, your setup was not tested/validated by us. The VHDCI to Quad Single-Link DVI-D dongle was designed to connect to monitors using DVI to DVI cables and monitor DVI in ports. Find some monitors there with DVI in ports and test those.

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Hi all,

I've this really weird graphics problem where in many 3d games, character rendering has gone totally whack. An example from 3dmark05 here:

When you see it moving, it looks horible, sometimes characters are blinking/transparent.

At first I thought it was a problem with my graphics card, so I took it over to a friends pc which has almost the same hardware as mine, and it ran fine without any weird glitches. What else can I suspect now? I've changed nVidia Forceware from 91.47 to 92.91, and its the same thing. Also, everything is stock, [email protected], GPU/Mem @stock (even tried massive underclocking).

Other weird things shown is like on games, some characters will have their arms/legs move up to some really weird positions, and return to normal in a very rapid manner... kinda like flailing limbs. I can play FEAR however, with almost no anomalies, except that lighting sometimes flicker at certain angles(when its not supposed to).

Really hope you can give me some ideas here as I can't solve this on my own. Thanks all.

My system:

C2D e6400
Gigabyte 965P-DS3
1GB Kingston DDR2
Galaxy 7900GS
CM Igreen 500W PSU

Answer:Graphics anomaly, but not graphics card problem

it could be overheating in your system, power problems, or a dusty/damaged slot.

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Okay, so I've just had to turn my graphics card off. This is because the problem that has plagued me for the better part of the year has gotten worse.

The problem? THIS:

This first started in the first Q of the year. During a game (HL2 GarrysMod), the graphics screwed up. The thing is, when I got back to desktop, everything worked (works) fine. Just the graphics are b*ggered royally. After an email exchange with the sellers of the graphics card (An Abit Radeon 9600SE), Dabs, I got them to take it back and "fix" it. By "fix", I meant that after using the "fixed" card for a while (a couple/few months) it happened again (around September) . So I asked them again, but the warranty had expired so no help there. So I simply didn't play any games. Apart from a small period of time in October (Where it worked for some reason, then started screwing up again), I haven't been able to play any 3D games. I then reasoned that it struggled on the 3D factor. So I started playing 2D games like CnC RA2 and Baldurs Gate. But then, recently, they started to screw up too. So I stopped playing games. But now tonight, the card started screwing up, on the desktop. So I disabled the card.

More information. While the card was away getting "fixed" my stepdad lent me a spare card of his (which he no longer has), an Nvidia 5200. When i put it in, the motherboard wouldn't recognise it. So we did everything; we reinstalled windows, we did the... Read more

Answer:Graphics Corruption Problem (Graphics Card)

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Im using AMD/ATI graphics card ..please help me fix ..i cant run any games without lags

Answer:Window 10 build 10240 using microsoft basic display adapter rather than my graphics card installed

I have the same situation. See if this helps.
Go to display settings. you should see a dropdown list for monitors. If the monitor you are on is Display 1 choose the other one and you are good to go (This is assuming you have only one monitor)

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Hi, not sure if this is supposed to go in this section, but I have a HP dv6615em laptop and it has a NVIDIA GeForce 7150M / nForce 630M graphics card. I recieved the laptop at christmas and ever since then I have been experiencing a reoccuring problem with the display/ driver/ hardware??? What happens is that the display will freeze, then the display will turn black, after some time a blue screen will appear with information regarding what has happened but this only stays for a couple of secinds, the computer will then re- start its self, the problem report and solution is the same everytime that it has been caused by the dispaly driver and to check either microsoft update and the Nvidia website. I have tried everything that I can think of!!!!
I am getting a bit despirate now as I am an A-Level student and have lost projecvt work thanks to this problem!
Has anyone ever had/ or still have this problem??????
All replies are welcome!
Thanks, Sian

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ive got a problem with my display... whenever i attempt to play a game, given a few seconds my screen is covered by multi bright colours ... it happens with alot of games and makes playing them annoying...

it's not a configuration prob with the game because it happens to just about every game i own...

Intel 82810E is the name of the graphics controller and ive fully updated its drivers... ne ideas would be appreciated...

Answer:Graphics Display Problem

what type of monitor do you have ?Try swapping the monitor out

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For about the past few weeks, my presario notebook's screen colors have been acting weird (running colors, etc), the problem getting progressively worse as time went on. Well, I reinstalled the drivers, both from the copies on my computer and the ones on the Compaq website. Needless to say it didn't do anything.
Well, about a week ago, I had tried to reinstall the drivers again from my computer. I got a message saying that that the drivers to be installed were older than the ones present; I continued. Later on, about an hour and a half later, my screen went completely blank.
This has been consistently happening ever since. The graphics will work just fine for about an hour, then the graphics start subtly acting up right before the screen fizzles into a pure white. What's more, I have to wait a few hours before I can turn on the computer and actually see something on screen (Otherwise, the computer boots up as normal, only nothing can be seen).
I mean, is it the physical screen itself that's responsible, perhaps bacause it overheats too fast? If not, then what?
I hope someone will be able to help me, as I would be grateful for any advise I can get. Thanks.

Answer:Display Graphics Problem

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Sometimes, when starting up my laptop, the screen remains black, but the lights come on and I heard the hard drive spin, and the fan start. It goes for about 20 seconds with a black screen, then restarts. It continues this cycle until I shut it down with the power button. I've researched a bit and found that this particular model has frequent problems with the onboard video card's solder melting and becoming loose because of high internal temperatures. I am wanting to go with the heat gun on the GPU method to reseat it, but am a bit of a skeptic as I've never disassembled a laptop before. If there are any alternative methods, I'd like to know. Thanks in advance.

HP Pavilion DV6125SE
nVidia Go 6150

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I just did a system restore and and had to uninstall/reinstall my isp (yahoo).  Everything on the pc seems fine except when I click on the icon to start my internet, the monitor flashes off, then back on,and when it comes back on, the display has changed from 32bit down to 8bit.  I can reset this, butwhat causes this, and how can I fix it?  (I'm a bit of a rookie!)

Answer:display/graphics problem on XP

Check your device manager, system restore probably screwed your video drivers.

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Helloafter 8 months of using my machine the picture has started going with all funny lines and then eventually the screen goes like a negative film incorrectly developed look and all magenta lookingthe mouse and everything then freezes up. Then either shuts down and reboots but most times the screen goes blank but the tft itself doesnt go into a standby. All this happens after about 30mins+ when things have warmed up I can only think its either the PCi EXpress XFX 256MB 7200GS card or the Samsung 500GB Sata HDD throwing and wobbler. So would a HDD cause this ? I am between HDD or Graphics Card, I have tested the PSU, Screen, Memory and HDD. The HDD does show 1 bad sector but I feel this maybe false not sureHelp again please

Answer:Graphics display problem and what could it be?

best bet is to have a paid for anti virus like avg 8.5 or norton seems like you might have a crawler in your system if all you got is free anti spyware stuff its not good enough PLEASE DO NOT DOWN LOAD ANTIVIRUS 2009 it is a VIRUS

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I have an 128mb Nvidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 running on an Athlon 2200XP machine. I am having a problem with the display on some applications. This takes the form of a symmetrical grid of small blue dots appearing across the screen. I can ?cure? this problem when using PowerDVD by right clicking and enabling hardware acceleration under ?configuration?. However, when my kids are playing ?the Sims? the same problem occurs but this solution is not possible (there is no ?configuration? in the menu when I right click similarly the graphics tweaking options within the cgame are very limited). Are there any possible fixes within Display in Control Panel (or elsewhere) that I might try?The drivers I am using seem to be up to date. Many thanks

Answer:Graphics Display Problem

Which drivers and which DX?

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Hi everyone I hope that my problem is easily solved. My computer when turned on will go to the windows loading screen or boot screen, then when it should be going to my login my lcd goes blank. Ive found that if I uninstall the intel graphics driver it will let me login via microsofts vga driver. I can login via safe mode.  Ive tried all recovery options, doing a default factory install to reinstalling the driver(obviously the first thing I tried), updating the driver, pretty much thats it. I can connect it via my computer monitor just fine. I unfortunately haven't had any look googling this issue. Any help would be much appreciated. I am running windows 7 home and I believe this system has the intel 4 integrated chipset. 

Answer:SL510 graphics display problem HELP!!!

Maybe it's defaulting to the external monitor? Try hitting Win+P to send it back to the internal monitor?

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my computer froze up about 15 minutes ago, so i turned it off and restarted it...
when i turned it back on, i discovered that it was set on 640x480 resolution, at 4-bit colour!
i go into the display properties, but it won't go to any resolution other than that or 800x600. it won't change from 4-bit, and those resolutions are the only ones that support 4-bit.

i usually run my comp on 1280x1024 in can i fix this? i really need help quick!

Answer:Help! Graphics display problem *cries*

is all in the video display drivers get the new drivers for your card or do a system restore to a day before the problem

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Hi all,WinXP Pro SP3 32bit, Quad Core 2.8GHz, 4GB DDR1067 using 3.2GB, PowerColour HD4850 PCS+ 512MB GDDR4 all windows update done.Have tried Power Colour ATI Driver v9 download which includes all the VIVO & HDMI add ons as these are on my card and now changed to the ATI/AMD website download driver suite package v9Problem on my 3yr old ViewSonic VX924 TFT is I have have my screen set at 1024x768 which is not what I usually have when I had it on my other machine with a nVvidia PCI-Express card it was higher more like 1080x720 or something near where the icons on desktop were great.Now with this new machine I have just built using 1024x768 Desktop picture is fine, I run a programme and the text within it is all blurry so if I up the Resoloution to higher on 60HZ, then it sorts it out and its sharp and great all round.Bad and annoying then my screen start flickering at random about every 15 - 30 seconds Black then on it doesn't turn off just goes blank to nothing.Have tried another monitor a CRT and same thing on a little more difficult to work with as it doesn't synch at all when it goes off.Connected with a DVI cable and no VGA-DVI adapter being usedCard Temp is 55c, Motherboard temp about 35 and CPU 48. PSU is a 700w Coolermaster 700 modular with 80 cert.Desperate to get this sorted as I am trying to work on the machine.

Answer:TFT Screen & Graphics Display problem

The native resolution of your monitor is 1280x1024 - that's what it should be for the best picture.Native resolution is where the pixels from the graphics card exactly match the construction of the disply panel. Yours being a 19" monitor built to 1280x1024 (mine is too - though a different make).You'll also find that setting the display properties to Cleartype (Display Properties - Appearance tab - Effects - second box down) will stop characters from looking a little "dotty".

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