Ok heres my problem early today my brother went to go boot up his computer doing his normal eveyday tasks when the screen gose black.
after some trouble shooting thinking it was the monitor i brought it over to my tower stated it up just fine just to make sure i left it on for about 30 min just to make sure it wasent going to die after 10 min of use. seems that it all boiled down to the 512mb graphics card was burned out.. having a few spair cards on hand i first uninstalled the old drivers in safe mode(did this with the onboard graphics card) to reasure that i got all the drivers files.
when installing the other 256mb card into the machine and booting it up installing the new drivers (oddly the drivers for each card are one in the same) when i go into advanced options its showing the correct name of the card and series yet its still showing that it is a 512mb card... i would assume that running this card at a 512mb rate might mess up the card and or the computer is there a way for me to fix this ?
Cards series if needed:
Geforce 7600gs 512mb DDR PCI-E
Geforce 7300gs 256mb DDR2 PCI-E
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This is a very common problem with nVidia geforce 8400 and 8600 cards. Serach google with this "Defective Nvidia geforce card" and you will see lots of user facing same problem in HP, Dell etc..
I too have an Hp laptop with nvidia geforce 8400. I have faced similar
problems(screen got divided into 8 parts) in past for 3 times. Every
time I have to replace my motherboard at HP service center.... It is
caused by overheating of laptop that destroys the nvidia graphic card. Go to the service Center and ask for a motherboard replacement. hope this will help.....
Hi, You have told that blue screen comes only if you connect your nvidia display/graphics card. Usually Blue screen comes if there is some problem with the hardware or due to incompactible hardware drivers. Remove the nvidia card from you system. Reinstall your system and then install all the drivers present in your motherboard cd. After that go to nvidia website, download the latest driver for your nvidia display/graphics card driver. Now connect your nvidia hardware back to your motherboard. Before that clean the dust particles present in the motherboard connecting terminals, if any. Now boot your system into safe mode. Restart your system into normal mode, install the latest driver downloaded for your nvidia hardware. Now everything should work fine. If you get bluescreen again, remove the card from system, restart into safe mode, uninstall the driver. Check the hardware in someother system, to detect wheather the problem is with your nvidia card or not. I hope this will help you out.
hi there im wesley. ok it might be that the card is having trouble giving power to both the tv and monitor please make sure your power supply is powerfull enough and that there are no loose connections inside your box.
There are different reasons why this might happen. Let's try some.
1.) Does your board have an onboard video card, cause if it does, then XP might be using that as the primary monitor. TRy plugging into the onboard video when you start up! If that works then you need to disable the onboard video.(try disabling it in bios!)
if not then
2.)When booting at the select xp or recovery console, press F8. You'll get the menu with safe mode and what not. Go down to Enable VGA Mode then press enter. If that works, go to display settings and lower your resolution then restart. But usually when this happens your monitor says "Out of Range" but u can still try
Well if that doesn't work, tell me more!
Make sure the videocard is set in the slot. You should remove and reseat the videocard. Then go to:
and download the latest video drivers from here and try installing them again.
Old video driver can kill!!!
Let me know what happens.