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Video Card problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sidious66, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. Sidious66

    Sidious66 Thread Starter

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    Okay, here's the story:

    I just purchased a bunch or new computer parts online. I got an ASUS P4C800E-DLX motherboard and an ASUS Geforce FX 5900 256MB. I have an older monitor, it's a 17" TVM AS6S and when i plug the monitor into the VGA port on the video card it doesn't display anything. The monitor flickers like it's trying to change resolutions but the screen just stays black.

    The video card also has a DVI-I port and an adapter for it. When i use this the screen works but every so-often the picture will become all distorted with artifacts all over the screen and the monitor will sometimes just go black after this. And i have to reboot the computer, sometimes a couple times to get the picture working properly again.

    Does this sound more like a problem with my monitor than my video card?
     
  2. Annorax

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    Do you have another monitor to test with? If, when you change resolutions or refresh rates, your monitor acts odd, it's most likely that your monitor can't support the new settings. Try to eliminate the guessing game by trying another monitor. Then, if you have another computer, try using the video card in there and see what happens.
     
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