I installed a 256 g-force video card about 2 years ago. I bought a new Dell xps last year and gave the 533w to a friend. My friend hasn't used the computer until today. when he plugged the monitor in, nothing happens. We have tried several different cords and monitors and nothing is happening. What do you think the problem is and can you help?
Maybe you are plug a wrong vga card port. if you installed a new vga card rather, there must be 2 vga card port. one is on board vga which is you can see vertical position, usually upper. and the new ones is horizontal position (the new ones that you installed). make sure you are plug into the new ones if you installed (the horizontal position).
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Re: Monitor not getting info from computer
Make sure the video card is seated properly. if there is 2 vga on the card try using the other one. Inspect the pins on the cable and make sure nothing is lodged in the vga holes. if its pci try using a different slot. when all else fails you can find an old card for cheap or free and try that card if it works most likely you have a bad card. on some cards they have to be powered through the mobo if thats so make sure its plugged into the board.
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You need a new driver for the monitor. Are you now using a new Operating System? Perhaps Windows 7? Go to the http://dell.com websit and look up your monitor under downloads and drivers. Fidn the compatible driver for your operating system and download it.
This could be but I suspect that you monitor is needing service. 1. To isolate connect a known good LCD to the pc graphics card ( the ATI RADEON) If the lines are not visible then yes a new video card is needed. 2. check the video cable to see if you have it well connected to the video port. this sometime will render intermittent screen and vertical color lines. 3. check video cable for bent pins. I hope this helps. Have great day!
It is possible that you picked up a faulty power supply, slim, but possible. Chances are pretty good that you have one of your components drawing too much current on your power supply. The largest power drain comes from your processor and the graphics accelerator cards, however it could be a faulted motherboard or hard drive. You can replace your power supply with a larger capacity unit from a known good manufacturer. If you increase the wattage capability and look with the side off to see if any component is generating a lot more heat than usual. A larger capacity power supply should be able to handle the unusual current draw.
Microsoft (and Dell) stopped supporting Windows 98 a few years ago -- it lasted for over TEN years! So, it is *NOT* likely that you will find drivers for any computer that was "designed for Windows 2000" or "designed for Windows XP" or "designed for Vista".
So, in general, it is a _bad_ idea to connect any computer running Windows 98 to the Internet -- Microsoft has issued many "security-fixes" in the 4 years after they stopped supporting Windows 98 and Windows ME.
What is the type of connector for the dell monitor? IS IT VGA or DVI. The HP computer is a notebook or desktop. Are you connecting to the onboard video or video card.Check if the monitor is passing self test feature. Then try connecting with HP computer. Good luck
On your Dell computer is a service tag. Contact dell with that number and they will tell you what card is installed in that computer.
XPS usually contain either an ATI or an NVidia card. Thats about all I know. I had to replace one with a newer video a few months ago for a client of mine because Dell didn't support the machine and couldn't pinpoint the model number of card. I know on the website there are about 4 to 6 of them to choose from.
Your card certainly will support two monitors. It has two connectors and they are accessed by the nVidia software, available from the manufacturer's website. The link to find the latest version is below. You need to select '7 Series' in the second pull-down menu, and in the third you'll have to select your operating system. The software is a bit confusing, but I have the same video card in my computer, so if you need further help, please post your question / results by reply to this conversation.
Hi, I think you will need to run the Dell restore disk, install the orriginal drivers and use the dell system to bootup then load the drivers the ASUS drivers then close the system, install the new card and then bootup. on doing this there will be resident drivers for the new card and it should work fine, then delete the orriginal drivers.