Monitor Resets and Artifacts

March 23, 2009 at 03:21:01
Specs: Windows XP
Hello,I recently had my video card removed due to some problems and during the time I got the new one I was using my onboard one.2 days ago the guys from the computer firm called me that the new video card is ready so I took my PC there and they inserted it.But from the moment I started my computer afterwards the problem occured.Everytime I turn on my PC after a long time of not being used,after I see the Windows Logo,the monitor just starts reseting with that message :Power saving enable the monitor...' I've had this before on my previous video card,but atleast I got VPU Recover message,now this doesn't show...Strange thing is that if I restart my PC this problem no longer occurs during start-up,but only from time to time during browsing/gaming.Another issue is that when I am watching video cli[s/movies after a brief period of time I get an orange/black/yellow artifact screen during which I can hear the sound and stuff.but I must restart PC to fix it...I loaded BIOS optimal defaults,cleared the new PCI card slot and reput it there after blowing for dust,reinstalled video drivers,reinstalled video codecs,but it is still happening.Also after the first turning on the computer and the mass monitor restarts I recieve message when I try to play a game or browse that something is wrong with my hardware acceleration...
P.S. I just noted that my onboard video card is still there,it is not removed from the slot.Can it be the reason for my problems?Any other ideas?Thanks

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#1
March 23, 2009 at 03:46:11
A newer card usually means more power needed for the card. If an external power connector is needed do you have it connected?

The card and case may be overheating.


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#2
March 23, 2009 at 04:23:28
I don't think I need more power,my previous card was Radeon x1300 and the one is x1550,as far as I know they have almost the same specifications.Thanks for your reply

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#3
March 23, 2009 at 04:57:49
Original video card should be removed or disabled.

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