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Is my graphic card broken?

By Vocidx
Mar 22, 2011
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  1. My 9800gt for some odd reason doesn't seem to work? I'm not sure if it's dead because the screen stays black when I turn my computer on and the computer beeps like it usually does and then I hear the windows 7 start up sound thing and I can type in my password and it logs in.

    Is it dead? Or is it something else?

    Specs:
    MOBO: MSI K9N6PGM2-V
    PSU: CoolingMaster eXtreme Power Plus 500W (RS-500-PCAR-A3)
    CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 635 2.90GHz
    RAM: 4GB
     
  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Check to make sure all the connections are working and plugged in, e.g. power cord for the monitor, vga/dvi for video. I know that seems rather obvious, but sometimes it's the easy things we overlook.
     
  3. Vocidx

    Vocidx TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for trying, I tried rewiring everything and making sure they were all plugged in properly and it still doesn't work.

    I'm quite sure it's dead now though because I plugged in my HD5450 and it works fine.

    Is there anyway to check if it's dead for sure?
    Also, is there any cheap graphic card which is as good as a 9800gt or better that I could consider buying to replace my 9800gt?
     


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