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Did my video card break while my computer was on standby?

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  1. spetsacdc New Member

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    Ok, so I have an emachines T2341 and just put a new 9800 pro in it and an enermax 300W power supply.

    It was working fine all day and I was playing vice city and soldier of fortune 2....then, I had to go to church so I exited all programs and hit the front button on my computer to put my comp. on standby.


    Then I came home and pressed spacebar to wake it up.... and my monitor shows the flashing message like check cables and stuff....

    If I take out my 9800 pro and plug monitor into onboard video it works fine...If I leave the 9800 pro in and start up then the artic cooling fan on the 9800 pro runs fine, but:

    my monitor doesn't work, and the front led on my computer is turned off.

    It was working fine until I put my computer on standby!!

    Anyone have an idea?

    It was thundering, but not very strong, and I don't think it got struck by lightning

    I am sad....
     
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  2. spetsacdc New Member

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    Another forum told me to take out my cmos battery and then put it in again and try...

    That almost fixed it!

    I took out the battery thing and this time when I had the 9800 pro in the computer started up and the lights came on. The mouse had power and everything. The only thing is the monitor still wasn't working. It showed the RGB message a few times and then went black. The power light blinked on it.

    Then I took the monitor cable and plugged it into the pc directly. The screen showed up and the computer had booted up into windows... I hope this doesn't mean the card is dead. It was just working b/4 it went into standby,
     
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    try starting your comp up on ur onboard vid card and then right click on the screen and go to properties and then settings and then make the 9800 the primary moniter and then unplug your screen from your onboard vid card and plug into the 9800 pro and see if it works hope that helps a little.
     
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    It does not even recognise there is a 9800 pro plugged in :shadedshu
     
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    is it pci or pci-e or agp ?
     
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    agp. My motherboard is 4x. The only thing I can think of is:

    Since it was working before I put the PC in standby, maybe for some reason when it was in standby the fan turned off, but the card still tried to work, causing it to burn out the card. :confused:
     
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    or maybe the vid card fan just stoped working and you might need a new cooler
     
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    agp voltage is low, common problem with old boards that came from some computer manafacture (e-machine, hp, etc..). Sadly there is no fix unless a customer bios that allows you to bump the voltage up one.
     
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    The fan is currently working...

    Hmm, but why would it have worked for like a day and a half? This sucks... so I have to get a new computer? :mad:
     
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    i suffered the same problem with an hp board. it posted and work everytime till next week. i had to hit the powerbutton, flick the powerswitch on the psu off and on (quick second) really quick at the same time hit the powerbutton again. a quick sign to verify you did it correctly is tthat (usually) the hdd light blinks once.
     
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    I tried that power on and off thing with no luck. I am going to see if this card will work in a friend's computer...So do you think the card is fried, or is my motherboard messed up, or do they both work, just not together. GOsh this so gay it was working earlier.....
     
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    just a voltage issue.

    the 9x00 series suppose to operate at 1.5v, but these custom boards for manafactures get around 1.45v. And the recommended to set and of the cards with an 9600xt or better is 1.55v.
     
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    But I don't get why it was working fine until it went into standby and now its not working :(
     
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    seen if you can perform the "power flicker"...
     
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    Nope, I tried it and when I hit the switch on the PSU off and on and hit the front button again, nothing happened. I had to wait for like 5 seconds until a red led on the motherboard turned off and then the computer would start up, but had the same problem...
     
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    do it like a mad guy, hit the button madly and flick the psu switch a lot, and stop doing it when the hdd light blinks. the electisity should flick and go back on in a eye blink. the idea is that you can force the card to get the electrisity.
     
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    Doing that I got the pc to start up w/ all power, but it doesn't show anything except the "check connections" window on the monitor. It does the same thing as when I removed the cmos battery...
     
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    try it in another computer and see if it is the card or your mother board
     
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    Yes try it on another computer. I would also suggest you upgrade to an AGP 8X board to fully utilise your card's speed...if your card is still alive thats it....
     
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    I'll see if my friend will let me try his computer. Is there any chance putting it in another computer will screw that computer up?

    Also, if I have to upgrade my motherboard I am going to sell this computer, try to return the 300W PSU I bought for this graphics card, ebay this graphics card (if it works), and buy a pci express computer....
     
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