Dell monitor power down mode with Geforce GFX card install
I run a Dell Dimension 2400, and for the past year have been using a Geforce 5600 GFX card with no issues.
Yesterday I unplugged my speakers and the Monitor went into powerdown mode (with a message on screen of Monitor in power down mode , please activate using PC), no matter what i try to do , with keybard or mouse the Monitor will not come "online".
I have also tried re-installing the GFX card, the Dell2400 comes with an integrated GFX card which has to be disabled to allow proper install, With the Geforce card out, the monitopr will power up, i can turn off and on the drivers for the integrated card , and the monitor will come online in either display mode.
As soon as I plug in the Geforce card, whether i connect monitor to it or leave monitor in integrated port, the monitor goes into power save mode.
I am at a loss , as to what to do, and hope sincerely that there is a simple trick/ something I am missing that you may be able to bring to light.
thanks in advance
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Re: Dell monitor power down mode with Geforce GFX card...
I think maybe some how the main graphics for your pc has possibly switched to onboard.
Try getting into bios F2 or DEl on boot up and highlight Advanced ChipsetFeatures and press Enter.
In here make sure your AGP card is set as the Primary graphics controller.
When done press ESC and 'Y' to save settings, then re-boot pc.
Hope this gets you running again.
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If the blue screen appears only if the video card is plugged in that only means it's not compatible with your computer. If you want to know what video cards you can use for that computer try to go to this link.
sounds like yo had the same Problems that I had with my 5200 geforce The install did not go well. what was happening was the direct x was binding to the old mother board graphics system and not the new card . to make it rebind just change the refresh rate in the nvidia icon in your task bar . disable the display adapter from device manager for the motherboard graphics .put the card in the slot change the monitor cord boot up check you direct x by typing in run dxdiag and test directx to be sure it is running with your card you can also see that from the about nvidia you must have the driver for the card installed to do all this.. hope I helped install the driver first then disable download latest drivers here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us
if this is a relacement for an old card 1st make sure the old drivers are ubisnatlled and the goto www.nvidia.co.uk and install the latest wqhl drivers and that should remidy it you may also need to reset you monitor settings
Hi, i have had that problem before and its wasn't the graphics card drivers, it was loose, anyway for you case go to device manager and uninstall the graphics drivers from there then restart and install then manual by updating and locate the exact location from the cd or any other location that has them. That should help Cheers
what u can do is.... 1) Backup your Registry first
2) go to Regedit....Start>Run>Regedit (this is assuming u have latest Nvidia driver's installed) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/NVIDIA Corp/Global
In global. Make a new KEY called NVTWEAK In this key, make a new DWORD value called Coolbits now, change the value of coolbits to 3.
Now when you do into Settings for GFX and advanced settings....you will notice a CLOCK SPEED/FREQUENCY tab. Change them.....go up like 20mhz....or 30 or 50...too high will screw ur card...too low isn't worth the trouble. So, slowly go up little by little until you notice s--- on ur screen that's dodgy..then just fall back behind that Freq. Also....another fan taking heat AWAY from the GFX card wouldn't do any harm either.
Hi, I think you will need to run the Dell restore disk, install the orriginal drivers and use the dell system to bootup then load the drivers the ASUS drivers then close the system, install the new card and then bootup. on doing this there will be resident drivers for the new card and it should work fine, then delete the orriginal drivers.