Is my Videocard fried?

By Ralphmex · 8 replies
Apr 20, 2008
  1. Hello, im having a problem here, and im afraid i fried my videocard or something, let me explain myself:

    I`ve been doing ok with my videocard, i use to overclock a little bit to get better performance in top games.
    Yesterday when i was playing COD4 my monitor went black and it showed "out of range" message, a message from my monitor, not my computer. So i had to restart.
    I tried several times to play and suddenly it showed again that message.

    Then i open up my pc, and clean fans and stuff, and i could play again several times with no problem.

    But today i start my PC and i can´t see anything on my monitor, it just says "No signal".
    I disconnect the monitor and it shows "no connection" so, the monitor is ok, and the cable too, theres a problem with the videocard, it is properly connected and its fan is working, but i cant get no signal.

    Now im using my computer with the onboard video, cause i couldnt make the videocard to work again.

    I tried reinstalling and updating drives, checking again connections, AGP slot, etc.

    I just recieve the message "no signal" when i connect the monitor to my AGP.

    What could be happening? is my videocard dead???

    THanks, heres the specs:

    Pentium D 3.4
    1 GB RAM
    Two IDE HDs
    AGP Radeon X1300 Videocard

    Thanks guys!

  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Try physically reseating the card and then run it at it's default clock frequency...
  3. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    Physically reseat?

    Hello, what do you mean by physically reseat my videocard? is there a way?


  4. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    I mean, remove the card from it's slot and then place it back in. Don't confuse "reseat" with "reset" if that's what you're doing....
  5. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    I did reseat it several times

    Sorry, i did not read well, yes, i did reseat it several times, with no success
  6. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,333   +101

    Okay and have you set it back to it's default frequency?
  7. Stick'o ram

    Stick'o ram TS Rookie Posts: 178

    It's hard to reset the frequency without replacing the cards bios. I assume that when you said you over clocked the card, you used ATITool right? Make sure that you have a secure power connection going into your card, can you also tell us what Powersupply you have and the make of your card.
  8. simonjester

    simonjester TS Rookie

    Did you overclock the system or the graphics card? Hard to tell from your post. If you overclocked the system, try resetting the BIOS using the motherboard jumper or simply reverting to defaults. Otherwise, you could be right the videocard is fried. If you happen to have a spare laying around you might try using it to confirm.
  9. Ralphmex

    Ralphmex TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 41

    I overclocked only the videocard

    Exactly, i´ve been using ATITool for overclocking, i overclocked only the videocard, not the entire system.

    I have a 500W PSU, and the make of my videocard is VisionTek

    Yes, i then tried to use it with no overclocking at all.

    Did i fried it? :(
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