Hey, I got a 9600gt about a month ago and I think it shorted out my pci-express slot. I'm able to get integrated graphics to work, but I can't get any signal from my video card to the monitor. When I turn it on the monitor goes directly to sleep mode. I'm pretty sure it's not the video card because I tested it in my friends pc and it worked fine, but when I tested his card and even my old one on my pc I still had the same problem. I also cleaned and changed my ram around like I've read could be a problem, but still no signal when I plug in either video card.
Before this happened, I would get unstable temps on my card of about 120 -140 degree C. I would immediately cut the system off and take the card out. I'd let it cool for a few hours and put it back in and everything would run fine. Is it possible that my video card shorted out my pci-express slot or could it be something else?
my system specs are:
Athlon x2 4400+
PCChips a15g mobo
PC Power & Cooling 610 Silencer
2gigs of kingston value memory
80 gb western digital hd
cheap case I've had for awhile