Hi all, help would be greatly appreciated as I've been searching forums for answers for 4 days now!
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 64 bit, went fine, got the 40-some updates, proceeded to gaming. One night a week later, I left my ipod hooked up to sync while I went to bed and when I got up the next day the sync had completed but I couldn't get my monitor to wake up. Tried a few tricks, eventually discovered that when I plugged an old monitor in (not into my video card), everything was booting up fine. If I need to replace my video card (nvidia 8600gt), not that big a deal, but I'd like to know for sure that it's shot. The card doesn't show up at all in my device manager, just the 6150 onboard vga. I have tried: reseating the video card, ram, and mb battery and updating to the latest driver
from nvidia's website (it seems to install fine but don't know if it goes to the right place, it doesn't auto-detect the card the way their site used to). I don't know if after a week it decided my rig wasn't up to specs(2 gb ram, 300w power supply)? I just want to upgrade the right thing, not try everything. Also, if this is just a Windows 7/nvidia video card thing and I could just get some patch that would be fantastic. Hope someone can help, I've seen a dozen others have the same prob but can't find solutions. Thanks.