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Zotac GeForce 210 doesn't work

By abhi007
Apr 8, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    i purchased Zotac NVIDIA GeForce 210 ZT-20301-10L 512MB DDR2, and it is not working on my system. i see distorted image on screen, text is unreadable. it is not a driver issue since i cant even see the bios screen correctly. it is detected correctly on windows 7. the fan is spinning and i also disabled my onboard graphics. it is a HP PC model SG3510IL, motherboard is ECS Iris 8, AMD Athlon 64, 2 GB RAM. I have 19'' LCD connected using VGA cable.

    here is the homepage for my PC (h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3801536)

    i searched and found this page, it shows many corrupted screen - (playtool.com/pages/artifacts/artifacts.html) my problem was similar to the 'Bus artifacts' he described.

    any suggestion why it is not working, or should i get a refund. <_<

    thanks
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 21,066   +169

    Try the monitor on another computer before you return the video card
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,690   +337

    Yep, sounds like a bad card, but definitely do what Tmagic650 says and try a different monitor - OR try a different computer with that monitor.
     


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