Video card dont work.

Agptek Nvidia geforce fx5500 fx 5500 256...
September 9, 2009 at 00:36:47
Specs: Windows XP
So i have a problem with my computer/s. Its hard to tell what my problem is without telling the whole story. So here it goes:

Recently~month or 2 ago or so i bought a pc from a guy, not a shop. I was very interested if it will work at all, cos you know when you dont buy from shop you dont have any guarantee, so i did everything carefully, brought from street waited half an hour for it to catch temperature of room and then plugged in and started it up. It went really well until a week or two ago, one day i was just playing warcraft3 and everything just stopped. Like froze, didnt go black or blue screen but just froze everything, including sound, video, everything. So i opened it up and started to search for fault. First thing i did was restart pc. PC started, but it didnt POST, mother board on monitor wasnt seen to be starting up, hard disks were running, and green light at power button was on. Monitor itself was acting as thou monitor adapter was plugged in GPU but GPU itself wasnt plugged into mother board. I mean i tryed to remove GPU and there was no changes on monitor.

So i thought it was 2 things - eather motherboard or processor. After 1 week research i started to think of new possibilites such as, maybe ram isnt plugged in exacly right, cos on other pc i put rams somehow wrong, like theres dual channel ram slots and you have to have channel A 0 be equal to channel B 0 or something like that bios told me. Also possiblity that maybe BIOS is f---ed. So i tryed eveything with rams and tryed to remove motherboard battery for 30 mins and plugged back in to clear CMOS as i read somewhere, but none if it helped:( I also tryed other GPUs and Rams and hard drives but none helped. Also tryed to run with just 1 ram, motherboard and GPU without hard drive or additional stuff.

Motherboard is ASROCK k7s41gx
1.7ghz Sampron
2x1gb ram ddr1
geforce fx 5500
3 samsung hard drives

As far as i understand ASROCK has AGP x8 slot which is perfect for Gefore Fx 5500 which work on AGP x4 x8 so slot itself shouldnt be a fault. So i dunno i feel i have tryed everything.

So while i'm working on it, thinking to maybe go to a specialist, but rather would not to, i'm working on other pc.

Its 2.8Ghz P4
Those two 1gb rams from broken pc
Intel D865Perl Motherboard
Took biggest HD(250 gb) from the broken pc
It has integrated sound and net
and the most annoying thing is VANTA/VANTA LT video card grrrr.

The annoying thing is that it doesnt have 3d accelerator and i cant run world of warcraft without it and probably a lot of other games, and it also is slow, i'm getting 15-20 fps on warcraft while i had 40-60 fps on the Geforce FX 5500. So i tryed to change GPU like million times under million types of configurations. Even under 3 different windows(lol i dont think it helps, just i reinstalled 2 times for other reasons;). NO CARD WITH 3D ACCELERATOR WORKS!!!! W.T.F. I just dont get it, seriusly. I searched internet for my mobo info and i only got pleasant news, that the mobo is good, it has 8x and 4x gpus supported, it has a lot of pci slots and ram slots, you can put a processor until 3.4ghz. But why i cant install any graphics card other then the Vanta sh1t!???? Really it has to be one of worst graphics card i've seen in my life...


GPUs i tryed:

nVidia VANTA / VANTA LT Works only on d865perl(i tryed it on 3rd pc but dont remember result, prolly work. 4th sisters pc have vanta too so i think it should work everywhere)

GeForce FX 5500 Works on 3rd pc(800mhz with really old mobo, i dont even know if theres mobo name on the mobo, its that old), used to work on ASROCK K7S41GX but since it died, doesnt turn on anymore. DOESNT WORK ON D865PERL. For unknown reasons.

Radeon 9000 Work on 800mhz p3, doesnt work on D865PERL for unknown reasons and also doesnt work on ASROCK K7S41GX.

Please help. There are 2 main problems to conclude my post:
1) Why my new pc died? Did that dude who sold me it knew that it would die?
2) Why on D865PERL Doesnt work anything then Vanta?

Thanks in advance!


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#1
September 9, 2009 at 04:22:14
have you installed the proper drivers ???
try updating it...

Windows XP user


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#2
September 9, 2009 at 04:32:19
You mean on d856perl? I tryed to update vanta driver, but it said that my driver is already uptodate and i think nvidia isnt really producing any more vanta drivers. its crappy but very stable card.

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#3
September 9, 2009 at 04:33:28
or wait it wouldnt make sense, you must mean geforce drivers. But how do you expect me to install a geforce driver if i cant turn on the pc when i put in the card...

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#4
September 9, 2009 at 04:34:27
hmm...
tell me how do you mean "video card isn`t working"
getting errors or...

Windows XP user


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#5
September 9, 2009 at 05:46:43
reinstall the display card driver

Windows XP user

i would appreciate if everybody that has received help from me to say if my suggestions works


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#6
September 9, 2009 at 06:12:14
I would guess the power supply is junk and needs to be replaced. Post the model and specs off the label on it.

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#7
September 9, 2009 at 06:20:34
hehehe...he tried anything but the power supply...should work

Windows XP user

i would appreciate if everybody that has received help from me to say if my suggestions works


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#8
September 9, 2009 at 11:30:22
Why my new pc died? Did that dude who sold me it knew that it would die?

I'd suspect the power supply. The fans and drives spinning and LED's flashing only mean it's supplying 5v and 12v. The motherboard needs other voltages at sufficient current in order to run. The guy probably didn't know. Whatever failed wasn't giving any advance notice or you would have seen something too.

Why on D865PERL Doesnt work anything then Vanta?

Assuming the cards you've tried are supposed to provide the services you expect then it's a driver issue. You may need to update directX too.


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#9
September 9, 2009 at 14:15:37
is there someone who can give real answer?

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#10
September 9, 2009 at 14:19:00
o sorry i only read until that commercial or something. Ok i'll try to switch power box from different pc.

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#11
September 9, 2009 at 14:24:38
and so you are advising to install graphics driver before i remove my Vanta and put in Geforce? Wouldnt that cause Vanta to crash?

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#12
September 9, 2009 at 16:46:49
Probably uninstall vanta drivers, shut down, install new video card, boot up and install drivers for new card.

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#13
September 10, 2009 at 01:07:14
Didnt work, i uninstalled drivers for Vanta, booted up, and nothing is booting or posting again.

Also tryed to put another power box, btw it had different signings on the side. One had 28v while other had 30v and then 0.3v and other 0.5v. Dunno if it matters.


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#14
September 10, 2009 at 05:22:10
try taking out the cmos battery and put it again...take out the ram and reinsert it...

Windows XP user

i would appreciate if everybody that has received help from me to say if my suggestions works


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#15
September 10, 2009 at 17:10:42
If nothing is even posting--that is nothing is showing on the screen when you first start up the computer--then you've got a hardware problem somewhere. Something must have happened while you were inside the case swapping the card. Or maybe the card isn't fully seated in the slot.

If 'power box' means power supply then the voltages should be the same but the amount of current supplied may vary with the quality of the PSU. If the 28 and 30 are amperage and not voltage then it's probably OK but I don't think any PSU needs to supply 28 or 30 volts.


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#16
September 11, 2009 at 13:46:13
Seating might be the case. I've been curious about this thing, what does it actually mean? I've read that you have to boot pc numerous times for it to seat, and maybe plug out and plug in between boots. But i'm not really sure... Hardware shouldnt be the problem. Yes its not posting, but my pc is running fine and new card is running fine on the old 800mhz pentium. Its that they dont work together for some reason.

Also btw the fan isnt spinning, and i think never have. How does affect the cards performance? Will it be slower or can it break(burn or something) down?


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#17
September 11, 2009 at 13:49:38
*Fan on the card.
*And yes i've tryed removing cmos battery with this videocard on the k7s47gx board. Havent tryed on this one, but since card is the same i expect same result. And i'm not sure about that static discharge thing, i've read that it can burn motherboard down if i remove it incorrectly, so i try to avoid of doing it often...

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#18
September 11, 2009 at 16:34:18
'Seating' just means if it's fully inserted in the slot. Sometimes they appear to be in all the way but on closer examination the back of the card may not be in.

The fans they use on many of the cards are low quality and quickly fail. It's usually the bearings, or what passes for bearings in those things. Try to spin the blades with your finger. If it doesn't spin freely then that's the problem. An overheated chip can cause the video to lock up and I suppose eventually lead to a permanent problem.

Also, if the card is one that needs its own connection to the PSU then make sure you have that hooked up.


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#19
September 16, 2009 at 09:41:08
Tryed that too. Doesnt help. Oh well i guess gonna bring pc to a specialist.

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#20
September 16, 2009 at 13:11:27
OK, let us know how it turns out.

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#21
October 10, 2009 at 01:18:37
Computer is sent to the specialist, it should make its way there very soon. I'll let you know when its back.

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#22
October 15, 2009 at 20:56:37
it was motherboard:( Cmos chipset was broken:(

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#23
October 16, 2009 at 00:14:01
Thanks for posting back. Hope you can get it fixed/replaced.

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