Earlier I tried rigging up a dual display with my broken laptop and my homebuilt system. The laptop has been stuck in a boot-loop for years. I didn't really expect the dual display setup to work but was just screwing around. Now, I can't get get my old display to come on anymore!
I've tried every variety of vga/dvi plugged into either port on my Gigabyte 5850. It's the same thing: no signal. I've tried my card in another slot: no signal. The machine boots fine and the monitor turns on: no signal. ACK!
Is it possible that my malfunctioning laptop fried my beautiful GPU? If so, break it to me gently because I'm near tears thinking about it. What the heck is going on?
GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video ...
ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD Monitor
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM