Hi, I have a G41 ASROCK motherboard. 4 gig of RAM CPU E6500.
Onboard Graphic, Intel G41 express chipset, 1024Mb, GMA 4500.
Now the problem. On startup, most of the time I get a blank screen, pressing the reset button a few times and all is well. System boots. I'm thinking, either I have the graphics card setup wrong, or there is a problem with the graphic card. Monitor switch light flickers green.
The only game I play on this is rFactor. However my son, who somethims uses it does play some weard games.
I'm looking for an express graphics card that will not break my limited budget.
Can anybody advice which to o for?
APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Allready have the system. BUDGET RANGE: N/A
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Playing rFactor and a few games my son plays on line
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: E6500, Intel G41 express chipset, 1024Mb, GMA 4500, PS is 450W
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: G41 ASRock, E6500, 4Gig Ram
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Open to offers
PARTS PREFERENCES: Open to offers
OVERCLOCKING: Yes Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1440x900,
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: AS long as it works and does what it says on the box.
Thanks for reading
If you're playing a racing game like that you really won't need too much power. Add-in graphics cards are divided by two brands. Nvidia's Geforce and AMD's Radeon lines. Not sure what motherboard you have as ASRock sells a lot of boards based on the G41 chipset. Again for that game I don't think you'll need SLI as those are usually reserved for mid-range and higher cards. Here's a card I think you'll want. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
So, do you think that the link you gave me, is a match for the on board graphics card?
Also, do you think that it is the OBGC that is at fault? re...On startup, most of the time I get a blank screen, pressing the reset button a few times and all is well. System boots. I'm thinking, either I have the graphics card setup wrong, or there is a problem with the graphic card. Monitor switch light flickers green.
The nthat car should do, I think it's even lower than 50 euros. As to the problem you mentioned above since you have an IGP than video problems won't affect anything since the motherboard instantly detects that you don't have an add-in card. What I think could be the power suply if it won't start right. Tell me your system specs.