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Windows 7: Graphic Card not working in a computer but working on another.

28 Mar 2012   #1

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Graphic Card not working in a computer but working on another.

Okay, basically I've this computer, with card Geforce GT220. Its been working fine, till one day there's no image in the monitor when I switched on the computer. I opened up the case, everythings plugged in correctly, nothing came loose.

I then switched the cable to the onboard GPU of the computer, and the computer is working fine (of course except that it is without the Geforce GT220).. So I thought it must have been the Geforce GT220 problem.

I then plugged the Geforce GT220 onto another computer, and to my surprise, that computer actually worked and the GT220 is actually working fine.

So now what's the likely problem? Any info you guys may need? Appreciate any help over here.

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28 Mar 2012   #2

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Turn off the computer. Unplug the power. Remove the video card. Connect both PC and monitor to VGA connections. Plug in the power cord. Start computer. Is there a picture?
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28 Mar 2012   #3

7 Home premium 62 bit
 
 

The video card is already removed... I'm no longer using the GT220.
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28 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Remove you cookies or use some kind of good cleaner then apply..hope it will work after this.
Thanks
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28 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, the PSU would be my next suspect. Are you able to post the make/model no. of the Power Supply?

The other computer you tried it on, probably has a better power supply with more Amps. on the +12v rail.

You might also want to give the video card a good cleaning using a can of compressed air.
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28 Mar 2012   #6

7 Home premium 62 bit
 
 

The problem is I've used the Power Supply before with this Graphic Card... And now that I'm using the onboard GPU, the computer is working.

PSU: Acbel 470W
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28 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

If I am not mistaken, the GT220 is powered by the PCI-E slot. It is not powered by the PSU. I would first try cleaning out the PCI-E slot with some canned air. If that doesn't work, I would try putting the card in a different slot, if available.

Post back with the results please.
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28 Mar 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Check in Device Manager for problems.

Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

Are you getting any error messages?
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28 Mar 2012   #9

7 Home premium 62 bit
 
 

I tried cleaning the PCIE slot and putting the card back in... And miraculously it worked.

Lol, I don't know why, it wasn't dusty/dirty before cleaning but anyway... Hopefully its because of some dust and not some other huge problems. thanks guys.
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29 Mar 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Glad to see your up and running again!

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