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video card not responding

By elpibebz
Jul 31, 2006
  1. i was playing Knight Online with my nVidia geforce mx mx 400, when suddenly i started noticing some bad graphics, so i exited the game. when it showed my desktop, it was at 800x600 ( i usually have it a 1152x864) and when i tried to change the resolution back to where it used to be, i got a messege saying that the card was made for an older version of windows. thing is, i havent done any updates lately, and i had run the game perfectly after the service pack2 came out. now i cant see anything when i plug my monitor to that video card.
    thnx in advance


    ps. i tried the video card on another pc running on windows xp but without the latest updates and the card works perfectly fine.
     
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    More system info is needed..
    What motherboard was this Vc installed on? You may need to update the chipset drivers.

    G'Luck
     
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    lutik7654 TS Rookie

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  4. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470


    LMAO.... this is not the place... LOL
     
  5. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    im running on:

    Intel(R) celeron(r) CPU 2.40GHz
    2.42GHz, 504Mb of RAM

    and the video card that is not working is an nvidia geforce2 mx mx 400, and im currently using the intel integrated graphics card.

    i think the best solution is to get a new card.
     
  6. akaivan

    akaivan TS Maniac Posts: 470

    Yea thats an old card.. You can get decent card for a good price to run new games at decent settings. Theres plenty of good card under 80$.
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Is your card PCI or AGP?
     
  8. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    pci

    strange thing is after i reboot my pc for the first time i had the problem, i coulndt see the icons, and then when i reboot again, i couldnt see anything, and now my monitor just says "out of range" when i plug it to the nvidia. this is really driving me crazy since now i gotta play with my Intel integrated graphics card and it gives me the "ialmrnt5 error" when i play video games.
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    504mb's system ram, tells me you have shared system ram with the on board intel video...A whole 8mbs...if you're stuck using on board for now you'll need to go into the bios and up the video/shared ram as high as it'll go. This will make a big difference..
    Do you have an agp slot on that MoBo?
     
  10. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope, no AGP slots
     
  11. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    This is the video card I use in my server
    pci 128mb's Works great and will run quite a few games.
     
  12. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    cool, thanks, i think that'll do
     
  13. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, one last question SPcRatES, for gaming, which one would be better?

    -eVGA GeFORCE MX 4000 /128MB DDR/PCI/VGA/TV OUT

    -eVGA GeFORCE FX 5200 /128MB DDR/PCI/DVI/TV OUT

    -3DFuzion GeFORCE MX4000 /128MB DDR/PCI/VGA TV OUT
     
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

  15. elpibebz

    elpibebz TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thnx, that one does look quite good
     
  16. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Too bad that newegg doesn't have the 6200 in stock....
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Yup. That would've beaten the crap out of the other cards plus it was like $40 only too. It's not out of stock or anything but has been deactivated. What does that mean?
     
  18. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    They will no longer stock it in a very long time. They love to do that.

    Anyway, the 9250 should outperform the FX5200.
     
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