Graphics Problem

January 10, 2012 at 12:43:19
Specs: Windows XP, 2GB ram/Intel Pentium D 2.8GHz
Yes i have an hp pavilion a1523w and i put my new graphics card in my pci-e x16 slot and i know it reads it cause i cant use my integrated graphics but when i plug in my monitor it just says NO SIGNAL..im using a DVI-VGA adapter
I plug in my monitor to my graphics card by the way...could my dvi to vga adapter be bad or the slot?

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#1
January 10, 2012 at 13:37:18
I suspect it's the adapter causing the 'no signal' condition.
If possible, connect monitor to PC without an adapter as i don't have any faith in them.

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#2
January 10, 2012 at 13:46:03
I only have the 1 dvi to vga adapter...but the slot is not bad right or the card?

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#3
January 10, 2012 at 16:07:05
Depending on the power draw of the new add in card your power supply may not be strong enough.

Watch for POST screens at start up. If nothing there, try booting into Windows Safe Mode by tapping F8 at start up.

Post all the information on the power supply and also the brand and full model number of the new graphics card.


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#4
January 10, 2012 at 18:16:17
Another thing, if the DVI/VGA adapter did not come with the graphics card, it may not support VGA through the DVI so the adapter will not work.
As OtheHill says, you power supply might not have enough power for your graphics card. Post the make and model number of your graphics card AND the make, model, total wattage, and the amperage on the 12volt rail(s) for your power supply. This will also help us narrow down the problem.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
January 10, 2012 at 18:47:18
Have no clue my power supply but the graphics card is an ATI Radeon x600 128mb...

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#6
January 10, 2012 at 19:12:29
That is a weak graphics card so I would check into the adapter as mentioned above.

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#7
January 10, 2012 at 19:47:15
But the pci-e slot is not bad if the computer registers it plugged in? cause when i put in the card my on board video is rendered useless

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#8
January 12, 2012 at 05:39:17
If the PCI-E slot was bad it would not kick off my onboard video when a card is plugged in whould it?

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