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  • Started 1 year ago by austinpillai
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

I have a configured a system for which the configuration is OS: Win 7 Ultimate 32bit, MO: gigabyte G31-S2L, Memory: 2GB DDR2, HDD: Seagate 250GB, Video card: Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS. Many a times when i turn on my system nothing appears on the system but the system boots up properly as i can hear the windows loading sound.
I tried reseating the VGA cable but still the same thing happens.
Then i tried connecting the VGA cable to the onboard VGA port & i was able to see the screen but the resolution was not good as everything appears in big.
So I tried connecting the VGA cable the Graphic Card & it started working but then i tried restaring the system again & the same thing happened.
I tried restarting the system thrice but the same things happens.
Help me to fix it.

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Could be a drivers issue. Try using the rollback feature to go back to a previous installed version (in case an update was broken):

Search for Device Manager in Start Menu
Double-click on Display Adapters
Double-click on your NVIDIA GPU
Select the Driver Tab
Click on Roll Back Driver

You can also try to get the latest driver from the NVIDIA web page:
http://www.nvidia.com/Download.....lang=en-us

However this sounds to me as defective hardware, and you may need to replace your card.

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

I tried updating the latest driver but the issue still occurs. Sometime it works fine but most of the time it does'nt

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Seems you have 2 VGA outputs? Onboard and your card?
Disable the onboard VGA in device manager, you you should now be using the NVIDIA card.

Also, shoving in another 2gb ram would help if you can do that.

Win Ult32 bit does require the max (3.5gb usable).

Mike

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

When i go to device manager & click on display adapter i only see my Nvdia graphic card so how can i disable my onboard VGA.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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If you only see one adapter the as Ruja suggested above, you have a defective card

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

You mean to say that 1 option under Display Adapater which is Nvdia.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Well, if you can't see the onboard but only the Nvdia?

You said you have onboard?

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

I Can only see Nvidia driver under Display Adapter. So does that mean my Grphic card is defective ???

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
vistamike
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Uninstall the Nvidia driver completely and take out the card, reboot the machine, what happens now, is the onboard driver now working?

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

Ok Mike i am at work right now so i will check once i am at home and will let you know by tomorrow. Thanks a lot for your Help :-)

Posted 1 year ago
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austinpillai
Posts: 7

Hi Mike, i checked everything & i found that the video card has gone bad. My system is working fine with the onboard display. Thank you for your support

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