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Monitor not turning on with new video card

By SpiffDaSpaceman
Mar 15, 2010
  1. My friend has bought this graphics card:
    newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143208
    (GeForce 210, 64-bit, DDR2 PIC-E, in case you don't trust the linK)

    She's saying that her monitor doesn't turn on (no power light) when she pulgs in her new video card, but her onboard still works. I had her install the new drivers before putting the new card it, and that didn't work, and we tried resetting her bios. I know she has a Slimline system, but i'm not sure on the mobo specs
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    she might have you take out the new video card so she can get into the bios to turn off the on-board video
     
  3. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    make sure to properly uninstall and remove the previous drivers for the integrated graphics; use Driver Sweeper to purge associated files before installing the new set.
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    EXCellR8 if the monitor doesnt turn on when you first start the pc it cant be Driver related, the OS and drivers load after POST
     
  5. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    OP doesn't specify when there is no video... only that the monitor doesn't even power on, which doesn't make much sense. you still need to remove the old drivers even before you go and disable the onboard video. I'm not saying that's what is causing the problem but you need to make the necessary steps anyways before installing a new adapter.
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +7

    I guess we will have to wait until OP comes back with more info
     
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,383   +105

    Could be not enough power to run the card? Thus PSU would need to be upgraded to 500Watt.
    Could be a bad video card gone DOA.
    Monitor might be set to the wrong VIS (visual image size)
     
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