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Video card how do you test if  the video card is working

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Working and Working properly are 2 different things.

Unplug your pc. Let it set for 1 minute.
Plug in your pc.
Press the power button.

Does your monitor do anything?
No? Then it doesnt work
Yes? Then it works

If you get any video such as your BIOS or WIndows loading then the video card is fine.

Also, if you boot and you hear noises like:
Long Beep short Beep short Beep short Beep
(Long short short short)
Then your pc is not detecting the video card.

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