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New video card and monitor help

By mg33
Jan 19, 2008
  1. Hi everyone. Today I just purchased a new video card, a nvidia 6600 gt AGP. A guy installed and sold it to me but when he tried it on his monitor it worked fine. But now when I try it on my monitor it just pops out as a blank screen. Does this mean I have to buy a new monitor (his monitor was bigger then mine if that has to do with anything) or do I just have to change some settings in my computer in order for the monitor to respon properly. Everything else works the same. My monitor is a Compaq FS7600 15-16 inches I believe. My Main concern is if I have to buy a new monitor(if so how big) or can I simply change this with a change in the settings. Thank you for your time.
     
  2. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot TS Enthusiast Posts: 192

    Monitor size is going to have little to do with it. Did you check to make sure that your monitor is plugged into the AVG card and not onboard? I know it sounds basic, but it's a detail a lot of people forget. That is, if you have onboard video.
     
  3. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TS Evangelist Posts: 3,908

    Did you install the drivers for it?
     
  4. mg33

    mg33 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I feel really dumb right now. I was plugging it into the onboard instead of the AVG card. Thanky you all for your help.
     
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