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#301924 - 09/06/09 12:37 PM Graphics card help!
king tut Offline
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Registered: 02/13/08
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Loc: UK
I needed to buy a graphics card so that i can have two monitors, i got the people at PC world to get stuff that suppose to be compatible, although i have found that since the bit of the graphics card that suppose to screw to the casing is the wrong shape for the casing i will have to use plastic ties to keep it in place.

I put the graphics card in, my computer wouldn't turn on!!!! i tried a few times, it wouldn't turn on, i took it out, it still wouldn't turn on. Now it has turned on and seems to be working much faster and looks better graphics...even though i took the graphics card out, lol. Anyway, I was going to have to take my computer to get it fixed and that would have meant i would have to wait until next weekend and pick it up the weekend after that so two weeks without a computer. But it is on again and working! ok, so maybe i wasn't pressing the on button hard enough, but is that likely? should i try inserting the graphics card again?

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#301925 - 09/06/09 12:40 PM Re: Graphics card help! [Re: king tut]
king tut Offline
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i will try once more

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#301939 - 09/06/09 02:47 PM Re: Graphics card help! [Re: king tut]
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Ok so i have the card in there fine and installed the drivers, the card has two dsi ports so i put dsi - vga adapters on the end of them and plugged in the monitors- but they don't get any signal. If i put a monitor in the original vga port then it works but the computer isn't detecting the fact that another monitor is connected at all. Any ideas? besides phoning a helpline and probably having to take my computer to the shop? internet didn't tell me anything

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#301944 - 09/06/09 03:52 PM Re: Graphics card help! [Re: king tut]
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 279
Thats certainly strange, as Windows should be able to do this automatically. I would call tech support if I were you, this sounds like the kind of specialized problem only they can help you with.


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#301950 - 09/06/09 04:13 PM Re: Graphics card help! [Re: InsideTheWall]
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Registered: 01/27/08
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Is the old VGA port built into the Motherboard???

If so, you might trying disabling it in the BIOS.

Also, the best thing to do when installing a new vid card, is to remove any and all old drivers before installing the new one.


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#301971 - 09/06/09 08:43 PM Re: Graphics card help! [Re: JustScott]
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Registered: 05/20/08
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Loc: Denver, CO
If they have Best Buy in your neck of the woods you can call them and they will send the Geek Squad around for a small fee!!!

This sounds like a job for Andy or Alan!!!

Mark

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