Question about Dell Inspiron 8500 ATI 32MB Video Card - 8X411 Graphic Card

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My video card got too hot and is now cooked. Symptoms were that the graphics would fail after a short while, now there is nothing - not even with a remote monitor.

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The problem started when your cooling system stopped working correctly. You should have been to the service before it happened. Most probably, your graphic card is dead

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According to HP's website, I looked up your PC, you may have a graphics card installed in the PCI-Express X16 slot. If so, and your motherboard still has the Intel graphics built in, you can remove your video card.

You stated that your motherboard has another video port and you tried using it but no go. This is because HP has stated that if you have a card installed as well as on-board graphics (this means there are two video ports on the back of PC not including HDMI) then they can not work at the same time. So, try removing the graphics card installed in the expansion slot and use the one attached or built on to the motherboard.

Still, if all else fails and that does not work, graphics cards can be replaced with your type from $80-$400 dollars. Just depends if you want a mfr. replacement or boosted performance!

If you do get the built-in graphics to work, then your know it was your video card most likely. They are known to go out quite easily in some cases. PCs and PC components are rated to last a certain amount of hours before that fail, sometimes you surpass this time greatly and sometimes they fail short of this. It happens, I have gone through at least 3 graphics cards in the past 4 years because I am cosntantly puching them to max hahaha!!!

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