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Windows 7: DVI port on my GPU doesnt work anymore

03 Feb 2016   #1

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DVI port on my GPU doesnt work anymore

Hello, ive been scratching my head on this for a while.

Last week while playing a game, my Display just all of the sudden died. now given the fact that my 19" samsung monitor has some issues before and that its also 10 years old. i thought it must be the monitor, because i used to be able to just fixed it with a simple fiddle on the DVI port from the monitor.

However this time it didnt come back no matter what i do. so anyways, naturally i was thinking it was the cable, the monitor or the GPU. the GPU was the last thing i was thinking, so i bought a new cable, didn't work, i also bought a new 23" Samsung monitor, and still didnt work,

Now i bypassed the GPU, used VGA directly to my motherboard and both display works fine.

I have a GTX260 it only has 2 DVI ports, non of them wokrs with either monitor.

with my 23" monitor however there is some display, but its like random colors flashing and its just weird and it givs me a head ache. |

so with all that being written is it just possible for a GPU to just "die"?

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03 Feb 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

It is possible for a GPU to just die. IT's a possibility, too that your DVI circuitry is no longer working. Try to borrow a graphics card from someone and see if it continues to be a problem.
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05 Feb 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

How old is the card, yes a card can die, it happens all the time.

How long have you had it ? The GTX 260 is ancient

I have a 280 in the closet, they may have been good when they came out, but today, it`s worthless, best to save for a new card.

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