Question about Graphics Cards
I just bought an Acer computer with Vista. It has 2 graphics cards, onboard ATI 1250 and a nVidea 7300 SE right out of the box. I play war games, COD, CODII, MOHAA, MOHHAB, and afew others. I plugged my monitor into the 7300 SE card and it worked fine for a couple of days then went ape shit. I had to plug back into the motherboard graphics card to view. In the device manager it shows both display cards. On the properties of the 7300SE card it says that windows has stopped this device due to problem. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for the 7300 SE but when I plug into it, I still get nothing, black screen.
What you have to do, with your monitor still plugged into the onboard, is disable the onboard controller then restart.
Your screen will go to 640x480 during this process, but no worries.
Once you've logged back in to vista, open up your device manager again to make sure that your card is now enabled. If not, enable it. Also make sure that your cards' driver sortware is updated.
Switch your monitor over to the card now. No need to power down.
Open display properties, set your dual monitor setup to default on the single monitor that you do have plugged in and reset your screen resolution... and maybe even upgrade your monitor driver from generic to specific if you want.
The issue with nvidia cards isn't with vista or nvidia at all. It's a simple matter of driver conflict between the card and the onboard chip. You just have to tell vista that you'd like to make the card the priority adapter by disabling the onboard.
However, disabling the onboard DOES NOT make it unavalable to you. You can still utilize it in a dual monitor setup as a generic adapter without conflict.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Did you enable the 7300 SE through display properties after you reinstalled the drivers?
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
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If you are having problems with your video card
the drivers might not be installed correctly you might
have to uninstall the graphics card restart your computer then reinstall the
graphics card and its drivers
If your computer
came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it
Click start control
panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to display
adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark
! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers or
you might need to
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