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ABCIMe123

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#1 12 years ago

Okay lately I've been having trouble with my computer freezing a lot. So just recently I was trying to start up my computer and it kept freezing so I kept restarting it. A lot of times it would display the "power saving will now enable the monitor to turn off" screen and then turn off so I'd have to restart it again. Pretty soon when I turned the computer on it would just flash the "self test" screen. About a year ago I had to install a new graphics card. Well after I installed it I had to start plugging in my monitor into a different place. Well just now I tried plugging in the monitor into the original place and it worked, but now it's using the old graphics card so I can't play some games.




wurst_nightmare

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#2 12 years ago

Is the old graphics card still in the computer? If it is than remove it. Then plug your video cable into one of the ports on the new video card. You shouldn't plug the monitor in anywhere else because the only spot would be the onboard video which won't utilize the graphics card, unless your card supports dual monitors.

What are your specs, maybe there's a problem there?




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#3 12 years ago

There's two places to plug in the monitor. One of them uses the onboard graphics card and the other one uses the graphics card that I installed last year. Before when I plugged the monitor into the place that utilized the onbard graphics card it would display the "self test" screen on the monitor so I had to take the computer to the store only to find out that I was plugging the monitor into the wrong place.




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#4 12 years ago

Doh! :doh:Oh well, live and learn. It is possible the onboard video went bad. This same thing happens with USB and other onboard devices.

What happens when you plug it in the video card that you installed?




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#5 12 years ago

No it's the new graphics card that I installed last year that's not working.




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#6 12 years ago

Well, make sure that the power dongles haven't come undone. Try updating the drivers for the card.

Open up your case turn on the power (be careful), and hopefully, if you're video card has a fan on it, it will atleast rev up. It's very possible that the card may simply be not sending a video signal to the monitor, and is otherwise fine.

Or, it could be dead.

What card is it?




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#7 12 years ago

It's a GeForce MX4000.




marvinmatthew

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#8 12 years ago

Hmmm, well, why don't tell me the name of the integrated card as well.

And how much video memory does the MX4000 have?

It won't cost you that much to get a card that is atleast 4x as fast as the MX4000. (I'm thinking you should replace the 4000, even if you get it working again). The MX4000 is slower than dirt.




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#9 12 years ago

marvinmatthewHmmm, well, why don't tell me the name of the integrated card as well.

And how much video memory does the MX4000 have?

It won't cost you that much to get a card that is atleast 4x as fast as the MX4000. (I'm thinking you should replace the 4000, even if you get it working again). The MX4000 is slower than dirt.

The MX4000 is NVIDIA's cheapest card out I believe. Just to give you an idea you can pick up an ASUS for $30. It should have 128MB of memory.

I would say upgrade that even if it's still good. You can't really play many games out right now with that card.




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#10 12 years ago

Just now I tried starting up the computer when it was plugged into the place that utilized the GeForce graphics card and it displayed the "self-test" screen so I restarted it. Then it was working until it got to the loading screen and froze. I restarted it again and it froze again. I restarted it again and it started displaying the "self-test" screen again. I tried restarting a few more times and it kept displaying the "self-test" screen. So I plugged it back into the place that utilized the onboard graphics card and that's how I'm able to type this.




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