I have a custom built rig
motherboard MSI 785gtm
graphics XFX gts250 738mhz 512mb ddr3
ram 4g patriot
processor Amd Athlon 6000+
power supply antec earthwatts 650
OS xp pro sp3
i have had the video card and powersupply in the rig for awhile when the old gigabyte motherboard went bad so i installed the current motherboard and processor installed all the drivers and everything has worked well for a few weeks till today when the screen just went black and when i hook the monitor to another comp it is fine so i am wondering if there is a problem with the video card if anyone has a suggestion that i could try i would appreciate the help
thanx again for your quick response i will try to swap video cards between my 2 gaming systems and give it a try. I reset cmos and rebooted the comp with defaults just to see if that would make a difference and i have display for now but i am not sure if it will continue to work or go blank again. i will update the forum when i have some more info.
well i promised i would post again when i figured out the problem with my rig. It turns out the problem was a faulty motherboard the brand new board was bad and the only way i figured it out was to try to use the onboard video. I had the same problem of monitor going blank and computer locking up with 2 different pci-e video cards. So i tried to remote access the computer across my home network when the screen would not respond and when that failed i tried to use the onboard video. Turns out the onboard video would not work at all and that is when i decided the Pci-e card was not the problem. I took the motherboard back to Fry's and exchanged it for a different one. since it was only 14 days old they didnt give me any hassle and tonight i was able to get the computer up and running again. i had to reactivate windows of course and reinstall some programs to make it all work but it is now running quite and smooth just like it should.