Problem with video card driver

By anders890
Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Greetings. Recently i have experienced problems with my cpu. The problem is that my computer screen keeps turning black and i cant figure it out why. I thought its caused by graphics driver but i am not sure...thats why i ask help here. I run on Windows vista home premium 32-bit. Also i checked the video card inside and i found that info from there : RX2600 - T2D256EZ/D2 so it should be ATI radeon 2600 pro. well i downloaded the latest ATI display driver but it still keeps crashing...well not crashing but the screen just goes black and i cant do anything. So please help me if u can. Thanks!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    When the screen is black, are things still running even though you can't see anything?
  3. anders890

    anders890 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    yes all think are running still...for example when i listen music and screen goes black i can still listen the music...it wont stop. Also the monitor still works just the black screen.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    In that case I think the graphics card has failed. If you could find another to temporarily test with, that would confirm it. The same thing happened to one of my PCs awhile ago.
  5. anders890

    anders890 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i tried with Invidia G33 Family chipset and beleive it or not it worked...no black screens but its extremly slow. So i decided to remove it.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,382   +205

    It seems clear you should replace the graphics card. If it is still under warranty, make arrangements to return it for repair or replacement. If it isn't under warranty, then buy a replacement.
  7. anders890

    anders890 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thank you very much I will certainly do it. Thanks for your time.
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