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I replaced the motherboard on my Gateway Gt5220 this summer after the mb mysteriously fried, then had the power supply replaced from a local computer shop. Since the replacement though, the high level graphics won't work as well as the graphics on the dvd player. Is it possible that he hooked up wires incorrectly when he replaced the power supply, or that I hooked up wires incorrectly to the mb when I replaced it. I was very careful to note which connections went to which pins.

Gateway was absolutely no help although the computer was just out of warranty. I appreciate any help!

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  • sarjer152 Dec 21, 2008

    The monitor screen looks normal when not displaying a DVD but when I play a DVD, I am getting varied graphics, and sometimes, almost nothing. I tried some different configurations and got a DVD to play briefly with video showing but when my son put his game in, the same problem came back. So, I have been troubleshooting since and discovered that there is an error in the 3D graphics. So, currently, I am updating through microsoft, the directX in hopes that it might help to correct the problem.

  • sarjer152 Dec 21, 2008

    After my frustrations with trying everything on the computer, I will try a video card. What typer would you recommend for my Gateway GT 5220? I just installed another 2 GB, so now I have 3 total.

  • Leslie May 11, 2010

    this sounds like the onboard graphics, are you using the mfr. drivers? if you are you need a video card

  • vernando008 May 11, 2010

    Are you getting anything on your screen and if you are can you notice anything unusual on your monitor sceen?

  • Aaron Daub May 11, 2010

    Are you still using onboard graphics, or do you have a dedicated card?

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Ati ragepro series are the best but with 3 gig ram you will not need a expensive one as windows can access the ram thru the sm bus good luck

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