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NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS dual monitor problem

I am running an Compaq Presario SR2170NX with a pci GeForce 8400GS that i purchaced new about a year ago. it has been wonderful up until a week or so ago, when the TV i have plugged into the S-vid out card port decided to go blank. the cursor will disappear off the side of the screen just as normal if the dual monitor is activated, but the second monitor is blank. to further confound me, if i reinstall the latest driver (which it is running anyway), the screen will magically work! for a random length of time, at least. the last time, it was about a half hour. the time previous, a few hours. i have read that this card has gpu overheating issues...is the most likely cause of my issue a fried card, or is there a way i can salvage it?

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The card is not fried or it would not work at all however as it works "randomly" it is possible there is some damage and it is on it's way out. You have however recognised the problem yourself in overheating. get a fan for the heat sink even if you have to glue it to it put an extra casing fan in.

Make sure there is adequate ventilation around your PC unit if necessary go to the extreme and take the side off the tower.

Any extra load by whatever means, extra HDD extra monitor extra external device etc causes extra heat and that has to be got rid of. Your PC came with enough for what it was supplied with (with a little extra) but bottom line more load = more heat = more ventilation you need..

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In this case too much ground on your TV. Going through to your S-Video input. I have encounter with this problem but I fix it. Most likely the another problem is the compatibility with your Motherboard and your New VGAPCI-E Card 8400GS, this VGA Card are likely known or have another connection to another Monitor or TV Devices.
Here's what you do, use your Utility Disk that have INF software programs that support your Motherboard from any plug-in devices like PCI-E Card. That INF program provide assistance to accelerate some resolution or pixel graphics on your System and also use DirectX 9.0C version to test the resolution that can give you satisfaction to use dual view on your PC. hope this might help you. Good luck!

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