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Problem with video card when connecting to HDTV

By Ventress
Dec 8, 2009
  1. I had Geforce 8800 ultra and I used VGA cable to connect it to my HDTV. Well that damn video card broke down and now I have ATI Radeon HD 3870. Problem is that when it's connected to my HDTV it displays as far as when Windows is loading, after that nothing. Does anyone know how I can get this video card working with my TV?
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Did you remove the Nvidia drivers before you installed the ATI card?
     
  3. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I did uninstall some but I'm not really sure what I can uninstall. I just used Driver Sweeper and deleted Nvidia Display but Nvidia Physx is still installed. Should I uninstall that as well? Uninstalling Nvidia Display didn't solve the problem.
     
  4. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Well I gave it a try and uninstalled pretty much everything that had Nvidia name on it but the problem prevails. It works with my HDTV when I boot in safe mode.
     
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    Now reinstall the ATI drivers from AMD's website... or from the supplied CD if you can't see to get online
     
  6. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I reinstalled and it didn't work.
     
  7. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    I just checked that my HDTV displays when I'm running a game.
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    "I just checked that my HDTV displays when I'm running a game"...

    ...But you still get no video booting into Windows?
     
  9. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    That's right.
     
  10. Ventress

    Ventress TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    Finally got it working. I had to put the refresh rate to 60. Well I can't change the resolution because then the screen goes black. Seriously if someone is thinking about buying a video card BUY NVIDIA! Fortunately I didn't have to pay for this Radeon crap.
     
  11. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    lol your basing buying an ati card off of a 3 year old video card? thats funny nvidia does not mean its better you just didnt know what you were doing.
     
  12. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,250

    A little harsh! You might want to keep an open mind as the way things are panning out nVIDIA is likely going to cede low-end PC graphics to AMD/ATI.
     
  13. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,222   +231

    I like Nvidia's chipsets over AMD/ATI's. I used to be an ATI user until Vista was introduced. With Windows 7, Nvidia is the only choice!
     
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