So last night I was playing a game (Garry's Mod, fuck yes) when the screen just suddenly turned off with no other warnings beforehand.
After maybe two hours of trying to work it out by leaving it alone, turning it on and off, taking out plugs (yes my computer skills are limited) I decided to try and plug the monitor lead from the graphics card port to the normal motherboard port.
And it works with obvious downsides;
Revolution is small, running on crappy graphics settings and I fined that my games cannot run to full power so this leads me to the conclusion the card fried itself.
Checked the net, my fan works fine it's just the card itself I believe. I tried plugging the monitor back into it numerious times but it wont turn on and instead give me that blank screen.
But there are reasons for me to believe that it may be the motherboard I mean I do not believe a motherboard could still run almost maxmium settings of a game (although bloody choppy and no AA, using a Nvidia 8800GT by the way).
So how can I fix this? Will I have to rob some banks and buy a new graphics card/mother board/someotherbloodythingthati'veneverheardofbutsomehoweffectseverything.
Cheers for the help.
Yup, the fan itself works and I tried cleaning it but still no luck. I also just tested some games and find that I have more limted options for graphics settings so this is more and more pointing to a fuck up with the card.
Which, frankly I do not want to buy a new bloody thing.
Stated I had a Nvidia 8800 GT
yea I have a bad attention span. well what brand exactlly?
Jeff is a mean boss
28th July 2002
Try uninstalling the old drivers and reinstalling the latest drivers.
If that doesn't work then you card may be fried.
DAMN YOU MACHINES BEYOND MY ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND!
*mumbles to self and begins to unistall stuff*
Former Network Admin and Former Forum Admin
26th July 2005
So long story short. Your main graphics card stopped working but the "onboard" graphics card works ok. What is your motherboard ? It could be as simple as your bios lost its settings and the onboard became enabled.
Um, I have no idea to find out what my motherboard is. I tried unplugging stuff and refitting as a useless way of hoping but that did no good;
Processor: Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz 539 MHz Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB System Type: 32-bit operating system
If that helps.
And does also have anyone have a link to those driver cleaners that would fix this problem? Or a way to do it manuly?