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Monitor takes long time to turn on since new video card

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March 28, 2011 5:41:16 PM

Hello,Just got a new graphics card, Geforce GTX 460 Se. Ever since then my monitor Samsung SYncMaster 204B, has been taking forever to turn on. Sometimes it takes up to 4mins and then it blinks and then finally it turns on. Other then it taking 4ever to turn on, the monitor works fine. My monitor is about 4-5 years of age. I know that my power supply for my video card is barely handling it with its current wattage. Pretty sure all my drivers are up to date. SHould i get a new power supply or a new monitor? Thanks for your time
a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:01:12 PM

list your full system specs sounds like a psu issue
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March 28, 2011 6:18:33 PM

Operating system: Windows 7 32bit
System Model Dell DXP061
BIOS: Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 2.5.3
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz Memory: 4096MB RAM
Chip type: GeForce GTX 460 SE
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0E23&SUBSYS_13663842&REV_A1
Display Memory: 2336 MB
Dedicated Memory: 993 MB
Shared Memory: 1342 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor Name: SyncMaster 204T/204Ts/204B,SyncMaster Magic CX201Ts(Digital)
Monitor Model: SyncMaster
Monitor Id: SAM01AE
Native Mode: 1600 x 1200(p) (60.000Hz)
I know my mother card is not the greatest and old.

Hope this info helps
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March 28, 2011 6:46:17 PM

not sure how to even check my PSU. I used Dxdiag and not sure where its at. But i do remember that the guy who serviced my tower said that my PSU was only like 350 watts. Thanks for the help :) .
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:49:06 PM

yeah the 350 watt psu is your problem get a quality unit from a reputable manufacturer such as antec, corsair, seasonic, XFX... and the ones I listed above
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:49:57 PM

sending less then recommended power to your gpu is a really bad idea, an no name psus often do not deliver the specs they list
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March 28, 2011 6:50:52 PM

Well, if it really is a full dell system, all their PSU's are proprietary (last I checked) which means with a dell case any PSU you buy probably won't fit. So make sure to double check whatever you buy does fit first. A 350watt PSU definately needs to be upgraded for about any of todays modern video cards.
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a b U Graphics card
March 28, 2011 6:59:09 PM

well I replaced my buddies dell I believe it was an xps410 or something with a corsair tx650 and it screwed in just fine, one thing about dell is that there cases are proprietary unless your willing to split up all the damn wires to fit a standard mobo connections for hd led, power, reset, etc... The psu upgrade should be fine,
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March 29, 2011 12:23:00 AM

Isn't XPS their gaming line of computers? It makes sense that a new PSU would fit in their gaming line. I don't think the OP has an XPS machine, as it isn't listed in the model number he gave.
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a b U Graphics card
March 29, 2011 1:45:20 AM

I'm sorry to anyone that has do deal with a dell
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April 1, 2011 7:50:09 AM

Just thought I would update everyone on my issue with the monitor. I tested my monitor with my laptop with a VGA cable and my monitor still took forever to turn on. SO i guess its something wrong with monitor.
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a b U Graphics card
April 1, 2011 2:20:42 PM

yup sounds like it, luckily lcds are cheap these days
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