Black screen on g card

By virusxman
Dec 11, 2007
  1. I have an ATI Radeon x1300 256mb graphics card. It's not brand new, but i've installed it on to my comp before and had it running fine. Though, my HD fried about a month ago and I got a new one and then I couldn't complete any 32-bit graphic tests or anything, if that matters, and now my G-card wont work.

    I've been downloading drivers from my recource CD (dell) to try to get everything I had on my first HD, finally got my 32-bit graphics test to work, but I am still not getting any screen.

    I change my setup to run onboard at startup then saved and exited. Then I put my G-card in, turned on the comp, and put in the installation CD and installed the drivers, then I restarted my comp. Afterwards I went to my device manager and turned off my onboard drivers and restarted my comp again, changing my setup again to turn graphics on auto, so it runs the G-card instead of onboard.(yes i plugged in mointer to the card)

    My brother installed it the first time but I watched him, and im pretty sure this is how he did it. Any help here? or am installing wrong?
  2. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 527

    I am curious as to what 'fried' your last Hard Drive. Is it possible that whatever damaged your hardisk also did your G-card in? Do you know anyone that has your type of machine (or similar) so that you can test your G-card on another machine? Good Luck.
  3. virusxman

    virusxman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Well, mine fell on the ground and it stopped working, then I got another from my brother and it was old, and I guess I turned my comp on and off to much and it gave out. The fan on my G-card is still going so im sure its not fried.
  4. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    that has nothing to do with the video card working as far a being able to deliver a pic to the monitor, all that means is it is colling.
  5. virusxman

    virusxman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Anyone want to try to help me please? instead of posting comments on things that I say.
  6. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Please try changing video cards with a friend and see if that works.
  7. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    Have you tried another power supply? Perhaps your PSU is jacked.
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