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No signal on monitor when card is seated

My PC wont show any display when this card is installed, I have 400w power supply.
using SATA hdd , core 2 quad 2 gb ram

when i install this card, monitor wont give any signal, just orange light on power button, ( it turns green when display is showing up ) and when i remove the card, it works fine with integrated video card.

It worked fine for about 1.5 week , then yesterday morning, it stopped working when i turned my pc on.

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  • bilalghouri Nov 29, 2008

    already tried everything, as i said, card was working fine a week ago !

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The problem occured probably because of a power shortage of motherboard battery malfunction, if your motherboard has an integrated graphics card you then need to enter setup and disable it or choose which graphis card your pc has to use but you have to do this while connected to the on-board vga slot as the other one won't be working, you will problably find the choice under the
'integrated periferals" menu in the setup menu, and to access it you have to press the "DEL" button when your pc starts-F10 in some devices-

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