Added a new video card, now my monitor stays in sleep mode
I have an HP 1702 monitor. I installed a new video card Vision Tek Radeon 256m x1300PCI SFF, when I connect the monitor using the new card the monitor stays in sleep mode. What can I do to fix this problem???
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Re: Added a new video card, now my monitor stays in sleep...
If the computer originally had integrated video, have you tried reconnecting the monitor to that output? Most system boards will automatically detect when you install a separate video card, but on some you need to disable the built-in video in the BIOS before the new card will work. Also, have you considered the chance you just got a lemon of a new card? It happens sometimes (it's happened to me!).
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Sounds like your monitor is not processing the resolution signal from the graphics card. Reboot the computer in "safe mode with networking", from there you can play around with the resolution, start low resolution and work your way up to test the monitor.
I don't know if this qualifies as a solution or not, but to-date, the only solution I have found has been to never upgrade the video driver beyond the original "Spring 2007 Original NVIDIA Graphics Driver", installed via sp26865.exe that I got from HP support when my system was new. This file does not appear to be available now, but the support group may give it to you on special request.
Every time I "upgrade" the NVIDIA drivers, my monitor will not come out of sleep mode and only restoring to the original will work. I do not know if the upgraded driver fixes any of the advertised problems or not since I do not seem to suffer them.
Take out the newly installed memory chip... If your sure its compatable with the motherboard, reseat it correctly into it's slot and fire up the computer. OR try rebooting with just the old memory installed. Monitor blackouts happen when the incorrect Memory is installed OR when the Memory is not seated properly.
stop chasing video and monitor problems...... :)
Confirm the card works in another system to eliminate it as a suspect. Try a beefier power supply in the machine (sometimes these 300 to 350 watt supplies just cant hang when an addon card is installed). Check the BIOS settings and make sure that the PCI Express slot resources are active for the card. If the card uses a power connector, make sure it is connected. Keep us posted.
Hi porkchop_66_ , if you uninstalled factory graphics drivers, chances are you uninstalled the motherboards built in graphics card driver. Since you haven't provided your motherboard model & manufactures name I can't be 100% your weren't using an onboard graphics card. So I'll cover both. If you added the X1300 AGP card, (Not replacing an older AGP card), you'll need to enter the motherboards bios menu & set the bios to boot to the AGP slot. If you replaced an older AGP card, its possible you have the monitor plugged into the wrong VGA out-put on the Radeon. There are two ports. One DVI & one VGA. Try each & check for display. Lastly, the Radeon X1300 card you have runs in an AGP port that supports 1.5volts. Check your, motherboard manual. Check if your motherboard supports AGP cards of 1.5v. If all this does not make sense, post back with your motherboards model number & the manufacture name & I'll be able to help further. Post here.
Good luck porkchop_66_! Thank you for using fixya. Mike
Is your pc got beeps, if yes then try to remove and clean the memory and also the video card if it is add on card. and then insert it again test. if encounter still the same error then try to replace the memory.
please tell me more if ever what you encounter about the issues.