Can't get video card to work

March 15, 2009 at 09:53:17
Specs: Windows XP SP3, Intel(R) Pentinum(R) 4 2.8 GHz /0.98 GB
I got a new video card for my computer, a Diamond S9250, PCI. However, I put in the card, plugged in the monitor, and the monitor shows nothing, as though the computer isn't on. Any ideas?

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#1
March 15, 2009 at 09:57:28
Did you have a video card before, or were you using the onboard video ? If you were using the onboard video, you may have to reset the bios by removing the cmos battery.

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#2
March 15, 2009 at 17:07:37
I was using an onboard video, but i tried what your suggested and the same thing happened: The monitor acted like it was plugged in, it just didn't show anything, as though the computer was off.

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#3
March 15, 2009 at 18:15:07
Have you tried putting the card in but connecting the monitor to the onboard......boot and see if windows detects the new card.
After driver is found disconnect from onboard and plug into new card. You can leave computer on.

You may also have to use a different slot.

It is unlikely but possible your board has a jumper that needs to be moved to disable the onboard......again possible but unlikely..


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#4
March 16, 2009 at 08:15:11
Try going into you BIOS and switching your video device from onboard to PCI it is a possibility that even though you installed the card properly it didnt switch from onboard to the card

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