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Graphics Card.

Bringe

FPCH Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Beginner
Hi KenB.
I changed the PCI to PCIe x16, used F10 to exit, shut down the pc and unplugged from the wall for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile I put the monitor cable into the card vga plug, and restarted the pc,
The screen was black with only "no signal" displayed. I was about to press the power button on the pc to turn
off when suddenly the screen jumped into action!! but the resolution was wrong, I got into display settings
and tried all the resolution choices on the list, but none were correct. Shut down again, restarted, put the BIOS
back to "onboard" put the monitor cable back to the motherboard, and all worked fine again.
I checked the screen resolution in settings, which is 1440x900. That was definately not in the list from earlier
when I tried to get the card resolution right. is it possible to manually enter a screen resolution setting??

This whole thing started because I wanted to watch high definition videos from youtube ect. without buffering.
Is a graphics card better than the onboard graphics anyway??

Many Thanks.

Bringe.
 

KenB

Administrator
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Location
Wirral UK
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Hi Bringe

You are not having much luck are you.

Is it possible to manually enter a screen resolution ? - No, you have to select from the resolutions available.

1440x900 - is this the highest available?

.... the screen jumped into action!! but the resolution was wrong
If you can't get the resolution that you want try the following....

Go back to Device Manager [ devmgmt.msc ]
Click the > next to "Display Adapters"
Right click on the Video Card and select "Update Drivers"

Search Automatically for an updated driver
[ you will need an internet connection ]
 

Bringe

FPCH Member
Joined
Aug 14, 2014
Location
Essex
PC Experience
Beginner
Hi KenB.
Many thanks for your patience with this, I think alot of people would have given up by now (I have thought about it)
I went to the "devmgmt.msc" and here is the result.2145-8cd297cb4666f8e5a540517edd176785.jpg There is no sign of the card. Now I
am thinking that as I am now back on motherboard graphics that could be the reason why.
So If I go back into BIOS again and change the primary adapter back from "onboard" to "PCIe x16 and move the
monitor lead into the graphics card VGA socket as I had it before, when the resolution was wronge, and then go
into "devmgmt.msc" and see if it shows up?? I will give it a go next time I start up and hit F10
 
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