Graphics card problem HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 26, 2014 at 23:34:11
Specs: Windows 7
Alright so recently my graphics card stopped
working and when I mean by stopped working
I mean "no display on the monitor" its done this before accept it would eventually turn on.If you have anything to help me with besides
Updating your graphics card cause well "no display" please help! I want to get back slaying imps in World of Warcraft. And playing my recon in ghost recon phantoms<must try if you haven't.
graphics card: evga gtx 280

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#1
August 27, 2014 at 02:42:07
If it is the card, pull it out and clean it's fan and heatsink. Make sure nothing is blocking air flow across it. Make sure you have the power cord disconnected when you're inside the case. Most power supplies provide a small charge even when the computer is off and that's enough to cause damage when removing or reinstalling hardware.

If that doesn't fix it, what else are you going to do but get a new card?

It's unlikely but it might be some other hardware problem. You might first want to temporarily replace the card with a cheap one and see if the problem persists. If it does then it's not the card.

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#2
August 27, 2014 at 06:30:41
While the computer is removed from domestic power press the Power Off/On button for about 15 seconds to discharge the motherboard. That will limit the possibility of zapping.

While you have the card out, clean its edge connectors with a soft pencil eraser then pop it in and out a few times to clear any tarnish off the socket.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
August 27, 2014 at 09:20:56
I would think a "techyguy" would list his complete system specs?

The problem might be with the card, but it might be something else such as the power supply. The GTX 280 is a fairly old card & requires a LOT of power. According to nvidia, it consumes up to 236W & requires a 6-pin + 8-pin power plug. Most of that power comes from the +12v rail so that means it would require about 18A. I don't know what else you have installed but the minimum wattage PSU recommended by nvidia is 550W. What they don't tell you is the other PSU specs that need to be considered, such as having an 80+ efficiency rating, active PFC, & a single +12v rail rated at 30A or more.

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/des...

Modern graphics cards (with much better performance) generally require considerably less power. Look at the difference between the GTX 280 vs the GTX 760 or the Radeon R9 270:

http://www.hwcompare.com/14886/gefo...

http://www.hwcompare.com/16651/gefo...


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#4
September 2, 2014 at 02:08:03
First dont quote my name and power supply 1500w so if that was the problem then I wouldnt have posted here ;) thanks for the recommendations not help

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#5
September 2, 2014 at 09:55:50
"power supply 1500w so if that was the problem then I wouldn't have posted here"
You'd be surprised what we get on here. There is no way for us to know that you happened to be someone who had checked. If there is I'd love to know how.

Most likely it is the graphics card itself - see response #1..

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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