|I have a tricky video problem and I'm looking for some advice on what might be the cause and what to try. |
System seems to boot normaly but I get no image on screen. After several unpluging, moving card to the other PCIE slot, switching cables, monitors, even a plasma TV, computer starts. One instance I alt+tab from a game( resolution changed) and computer restarted and again same thing, was booting, no image. managed after playing arroud with it to restart it (cant tell exactly what made it restart, last time I just switched the 2 monitors in the 2 DVI slots - which I tried before and didnt work). When I manage to start it, both DVI out work.
Another time I was playing Burnout and the monitor image dissapeared, reappeared 2 sec later, than off for good. The computer didnt crashed because the music was still on, and not on a loop or anything.
I tryed: 2 monitors, plasma tv on d-sub, 2 different d-sub cables( they all connect with 2 different d-sub - dvi addapter) 1 DVI cable. Also tryed the s-video output and nothing.
The system is:
MB: MSI K9A2 CF
4 GB Ram
procesor: AMD quad core something too lazy to check
Video: Sapphire HD 3870 DDR4 512 MB
Power supply: 600W Coolermaster