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I have a GeForce 9500GT PCI 512MB video card. It has been working fine for weeks, now it only displays a black screen. Nothing new has been added or installed on the computer. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 531S with Vista 32 bit OS. I updated the driver in safe mode but still no luck. I had to remove it and use the onboard video card. Any advise?

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I to have had problems with this card.. I am on my second replacement under warranty...I think it is a over heat problem as all cards are fanless and have had different heatsinks attached...which smacks to me of problems in dissipating the heat..only recourse is to have it changed under warranty...this time i have requested the card to be the same but by a different manufacturer to see if this solves the problem..

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Theren is nothing wrong with your computor if it is working fine with the on board graphics. your Graphics card is sadly damaged for sure somehow either by heating or voltage fluctuation or some other problem. this is a hardware problem and not a software one, so updating the graphics driver wont help. check if your card is in warranty period and get it replaced or repaired by contacting dell. as far as i know dell replaces damaged components for free within 3 years, you need to check up with them.

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