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Blank screen The graphics card fan turns on and powers up when i plug it into my Dell Dimension E520 but no matter what i do there is always a black screen with my moniter, theres no problem with my screen or my PSU. A reply would be highly appreciated

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  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    No its always running, its a XfX geforce 8600gt 1gb , there seems to be problems with this card with many other users in similiar situations but no solution yet from what i've read , thanks for the reply, btw the computer sound like its starting up and loading

  • lewis_2_6 Apr 18, 2009

    Sorry about the guest post

  • lewis_2_6 Apr 19, 2009

    hi thanks for the responce , appreciated , i've sent the card off now anyway to see if its compatable and to be installed , if not im sending it right back , dont suppose youknow any good alternatives , thanks

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    hi there

    i have the same problem fans are spinning on graphics card with a blank screen when powered up

    graphics card palit ati radeon 1 gb pci express 2.0

    need help plz........

  • zanzix24 May 02, 2009

    whenever i try to power up my comp with this graphics card in it, all that happens is my card runs the fan very loud, i get a blank screen and no sound. my comp doesnt even run bios, it works perfectly fine with other or no graphics cards. but with my 8600 it just does nothing but the fan.

    this occured after i unplugged my comp in the middle of a restart session (not the best idea i know :P)

  • zanzix24 May 02, 2009

    same happens to me, this occured after i power-pulled in the middle of a restart if that helps any.

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    Well for right around the same price range 90-130 bucks, you can get yourself the ATI Radeon 4850 card (one of their top of the line cards) for right around that price... or you can get a higher end geforce card for right around 100 bucks too like the higher 8 or 9 series cards. Especially the 9 series cards have come down on price significantly and you're getting ddr3 member on them also, so you can't go wrong with that.

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    With my best guess, you can always try to see if a different card works (so you can eliminate anything else system-wise) if you do get a picture.

    If that dummy card works, try this one again but reset the CMOS to see if that will clear anything up.

    If that doesn't work, try this card in another system to see if it works.

    If that doesn't work, then I would contact XFX to get an RMA (they should be open today if I'm not mistaken)

  • Leng Yang May 11, 2010

    Is the fan on your card always running throughout the entire start up or does it start, then stop turning?



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Hey I am also facing same problem.But My card was woorking fie before yesterday.
I bought a new CPU cabinet> so had to remove nad reinsert the GFX card and it giving me the same problem as you are facing....
i.e. the fan is moving but screen is blank

Help plz.

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