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Graphics Card My Gateway PC screen is completely black;it says that there is no signal.My computer is running perfectly;it's just the monitor.I followed the owner's manual to a "T" but still had no results.I phoned Gateway support and was told that the issue is most likely a graphics card problem.They said for a fee they could mail me out one and verbally guide me via phone as to how to connect the card to my pc.Question's:Any suggestions where I can purchase a graphics card besides Gateway?They want to charge me 70$ plus shipping.I have no clue if that is a fair price.And how would I go about how to connect the card myself?Any online tutorials?Thanks!

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  • kanooter Nov 26, 2007

    sometimes my monitor turns on sometimes it doesnt . Worked great for first year then this started . Also it works great when i take the video card out . Is there a way to fix this .. Is my card going bad . SHould I format and start over .

  • rudyjm2u Dec 19, 2007

    I need a driver for this card with Win 98

  • lilbinns Jan 05, 2008

    after booting up my pc i got a green screen? suggesting my onboard graphics card gone bad right. so i put one in from my other pc in it, now after booting i got a display saying the resoulation too low then it just freezes.

  • CH1PPY Jan 05, 2008

    I have a PC made by Tiny. the graphic card installed is fx5200lp for some time it has come up with a blueish tint to the screen and then goes normal for a while and also does not turn the L.C.D monitor on.The other day i was using the PC as normal it was shut down at night and the next day when i turned on PC had a message on the screen NO INPUT SIGNAL i have tried to rectify this by buying a new V.G.A. lead but the same message appeared. I opened up PC removed graphic card and made sure it was seated in the correct position still having no luck. I have been to several retailers to obtain a new graphics card but get conflicting advice. Two of the capacitors seem to be rounded at the top where the rest are flat is this an indication that the card made now be faulty. any helpful advice would be appreciated

  • bubble gum41 Jul 14, 2008

    I have installed the latest drivers from Sapphires site as well as used the CD, none of them make the card work and it keeps going back to my integrated ATI express 200

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    when i change the resulution then monitor black

  • rawle_m Feb 23, 2009

    I have the xfx ge force 6200 on a biostar mob and recently reloaded winxp. Boy was i in for headaches with this card. It just kept giving the bsod and at times monitor did not receive messages.
    I used to have the same problem before, but woth the older 81.98 drivers. I downloaded "nv4_disp error fix"( 0.54mb) and had no problems afterwards, until now, after reloading.
    I installed the 178.24 driver and that was the start of headaches. I uninstalled and reinstalled the older driver, but same problems. To get some functionality, i set hardware acceleration in the display to none and the computer is working again. But forget about watching videos and anything that requuires high def graphics.

    That card is totally disgusting and the manufacturer just dosent care. DONT BUY NVIDIA!!!!!!!!




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My computer it stoped

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This is to ch1ppy,the caps with the round top are crapped out .just trash it.

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It's a fair price for a general graphics card just to get a display back on your computer, and that's not too bad considering it includes shipping, but the prices of different models vary a lot. There'll be plenty of online tutorials such as this: But before you do so, sometimes you don't get a display output because your monitor is plugged into the wrong VGA port. Look at the back and see if there is another of the same port located below where it is currently plugged in, if there is one - plug it in there and try again.

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