Ok, here's the problem. I've been using this video card on my gaming rig for about 3 months. Last week I went to turn it on for some WoW raiding, and I get no action on my monitor. Only a message reading "No signal" and then the monitor shuts off. After testing various components, I've narrowed the problem down to the video card. I've tested every cable, monitor, and other video cards in my rig possible. My old 7600 card works in the rig, but the 9600 does not. There was no warning, no slowdown in the days leading up to this problem, or anything that would lead me to believe my card would decide to play dead. Any ideas? Another thing that may be interesting: The problem may have something to do with the DVI ports. My monitor has jacks for DVI and VGA ports, and the 9600 card only has DVI ports, but my 7600 card has DVI and VGA. The DVI port on my 7600 card also does not work. The VGA port works fine, but not the DVI port on the card. I've confirmed this again by testing every component that connects to the card, up to and including using a VGA adapter on the DVI ports of both the 9600 and the 7600, neither of which were functional. Only the VGA port works. Any clues?
I had a similar issue when i upgraded to a new monitor the n later adde a DVI cable. I have a 7600 running through DVI...used to run through VGA. problem was when i got the DVI cable i just swapped out with the old VGA cable. my monitor has a "source" button to select anolog (VGA) or digital (DVI) modes. i had to reboot the PC and everything was fine. no problems since. try looking to see if your monitor has a "source" button. also when swithcing between cables or adding the dvi to vga adaptor turn the system off then plug the adaptor/other cable in then powering back up.
You need a new cable. make sure you get a DVI-D cable. DVI cable come in 5 flavors, but they can only be: analog or digital. they are NOT interchangable. although, DVI-I cables are both analog AND digital.
analog cables have extra pins next to the flat pin. digital cables only have the flat pin.
refer to the guide on this page: http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html
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Re: No connection to monitor
Well, the pointis that when i replaced the video card with my old one, it worked again, though i have lost the drivers for it, and i dont have a clue what model it is. I thought i had the right driver, and windos says the same, but the screen still is kinda weird. Everything is moving, not loke it's adjusting the resolution, but like at the point between 2 colors, pixels are changing between the one color and the other. It isn't reading realy nice when every word seems to be moving... I de-installed the old driver (for the newer video card) before installing the 1 for the older, so i think i did everything right, but...well, it doesn't work. If anyone knows a solution apart from deleting the entire pc and reinstalling from scrap, I'd like to know.
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Each monitor has a different response to "no activity" from the system. So for the monitor, if you get a chance, try your monitor on another machine that you know does function. At work, neighbour, or other.
For the computer, does the it (beep) or POST (Power On Selft Test) when you turn it on, do you see and hear what you would if the monitor was connected?
If it sounds normal, then everything should be fine and luck might have it, your backup monitor is not working either, try another one from the same friend or neighbour above.
If it doesn't POST, you could have a video or other card or ribbon connection loose in the computer. Either you or a friend, or the service center, whichever feels comfortable reseating all the external and internal equipment, bearing in mind static electricity and proper handling measures for the computer.
That means that the monitor is not getting a signal from the computer. There are several possible issues involved. 1) Make sure that the computer tower is on. 2) Check that the video cable is connected to the active port on the desktop. (Computers often have video connections on the motherboard and an added video card. The motherboard connection is disabled when the video card is active. Similarly if there are several ports (VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display port) only one may be active.) 3) Try a new video cable (if possible) and one of the other video ports (again if possible). 4) Try connecting a different monitor to the computer or connecting this monitor to another computer.
Open up the computer and check if the card requires a separate power connection to the power supply. Make sure it is plugged in. Do the fans in the computer spin up?
If a second monitor doesn't work or the monitor works on another computer, then the problem is with the video adapter on the computer, the power supply or the power switch. Please add a comment with more information about the type of desktop and the current video graphics adapter (on the motherboard or separate card). I will provide additional help if possible.
Cindy Wells (who has a computer in the company that needed a new monitor (power supply failed) a few months ago and lost the fan on the video card last week. Without the fan, the card overheated and shut down. Thus no signal to the monitor.)
I'm not sure what you mean by VGI. I will assume you mean VGA (Analogue - D Shaped with 15 pinholes).
When pixels or line of lixels fail on a monitor, they usually fail in spots or in a vertical lines due to the design of the matrix.
Since both monitors are sharing a single cable and the graphics card is a new one, the fault automatically isolates itself to either the monitor or its VGA connector.
Check that none of the pins in the end that connects to the faulty monitor are bent and/or touching one another and shorting.
Then try changing the resolution of the graphics card itself and test the monitor's performance at various settings to see if the resolution seeting is straining against the limits of the monitors range.
Right click on open space in the desktop > properties > settings > click and hold the slider scale step by step, up and down the scaled to test the monitor > apply > ok > test for a reasonable period > reset.
Also test the monitor with a single VGA cable to another computer (even a laptop, using the Fn key + external monitor function key).
Thses tests should tell you if the monitor is failing.
Hi there. I had the same problem months ago when I try to play high end games like Sims 3 my monitor goes into power saving mode. I tried to check every possible causes of the problem. It could be that your computer is overheating try to clean your computer and check if your fans still works. Second it could me your power supply malfunctioning, maybe it does not meet the required power to make your game work. Last cause is your video card malfunctioning, what I did is to just buy a new video card and it works.
If you do not have spare power supply or video card you can go to a computer repair shop for them to check the possible problem that causes it to go into power saving mode. It can also save you money before you can buy a new one.
Hope this helps, Have a good day!
You can check by yourself if the problem is brought by a video card. Disconnect your present video card from the motherboard. It is the hardware where vga cable from the monitor is connected to on the back of your computer. Replace it with your back up video card. (a pci or agp graphics card will do) connect the vga cable and restart your computer. If you don't have a back up video card, find in the computer a built in video card, enable this on the cmos'bios setup) connect the vga cable thru this and turn on your computer. If the lines went out then it is the video card that needs replacement. If the lines still occur despite the procedure, I suggest you bring your unit to a credible technician unless you have the skills to open your lcd monitor and find the problem in it by yourself.
Sounds like your dedicate video card bit the dust and you're back using the onboard video, which would absolutely be the reason why things got choppy-- it can handle the demands put on it by the games.
A new dedicated video card would fix the problems.
usually there are 2 problems:
1. a vga card overheat when running 3 games the vga card heats up. try using an case fan or adn a vga fan.
2. the game uses a high refresh rate in this case tri to set a default refresh rate from the vga driver.
hope this helps
There are a few things that can cause no display on the monitor. That single beep means POST = Power On Self Test. Post has tested everything on you're board to be good. The cable between video card & monitor may be bad or not connected correctly (Swap out the cable as last resort). 2. You're monitor is defective, try swapping it with known working monitor. 3. You're video card is not functioning. Lastly, when you reset the system cmos/bios everything went back to default. This means you're bios is now using the onboard PCI video graphics. Remove you're radeon 9600 video card. Try booting the system. You should see display again. The only way to test you're radeon would be to boot to the bios & set bios to boot using the AGP radeon. You need to change Init Display First to AGP & not PCI. If you loose video than you know you're AGP card is bad. Reset the cmos/bios before adding another AGP card or you will not get display. This setting is on pg 3-5. Integrated Peripherals. If you need you're manual you can download it from this link: http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_detail.php?pMODEL_NAME=NF7-S2G&fMTYPE=Socket+A