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October 20, 2012 10:40:53 AM

Recently my card have been working fine and I was playing LoL for a few hours and I turned my computer off since I'll be eating my lunch. Then after eating I went back to my computer, turned it on then for some reason there is no display but e components are working. So is this a sign of a dead graphics card or what? I tried reseatting the card and replacing the power cord. So yeah, any suggestions? I don't know if the store where i bought card would replace it with another one since they are only a retailer. My card is a MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II.

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October 20, 2012 12:12:31 PM

bloodyredd said:
Recently my card have been working fine and I was playing LoL for a few hours and I turned my computer off since I'll be eating my lunch. Then after eating I went back to my computer, turned it on then for some reason there is no display but e components are working. So is this a sign of a dead graphics card or what? I tried reseatting the card and replacing the power cord. So yeah, any suggestions? I don't know if the store where i bought card would replace it with another one since they are only a retailer. My card is a MSI GTX560 Ti Twin Frozr II.


:??:  would you be more precise on your problem....
whats your pc specifications??? no display doesn't mean dead graphic card....there are plenty of reason
have you checked your RAM..what kind of PSU are you using??..since how much time you are using your graphic card....? what's the temperature of your gpu while gaming???
what kind of monitor you are using??? via which output..VGA,DVI, HDMI?

have you consider it may be your display cable which may be defective or your monitor ??
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October 20, 2012 12:48:14 PM

Yes I already checked my ram, cables and stuff. My gpu temps go around 60-70 and I got my card just this February. Im using a 22 or 23 inch LG monitor, I dont know the model name. I use DVI I guess, the one with many holes.
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2012 1:06:36 PM

Try your CPU graphics, if it works, should single out the GPU as an issue :) 
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October 20, 2012 1:27:34 PM

I don't know what you're saying but I think I do not have or know such thing >_< anyhow here is my spec.

Intel i5 520? *first gen i5
Asus p55p7d evo
Msi gtx 560 ti twin frozr 2 OC Ed
4gb Ram g.skil ripjaws
Corsair TX 650w
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2012 1:42:18 PM

Take out your graphics card, and plug your DVI cable into the motherboard instead. Hopefully that CPU has onboard graphics for display (On intel's website there seems to be multiple i5 520 types, so I couldn't really establish which one you had).

Your motherboard should detect no GPU and run the CPU graphics to show display. If it shows display, looks like a GPU issue then.
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October 20, 2012 2:34:29 PM

Oh ok, I'll check it out tomorrow and post what happens. Thanks!

EDIT: I just realized that my mobo doesn't have a dvi port. So yeah :( 
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a b U Graphics card
October 20, 2012 3:22:08 PM

have you tried any other ports? perhaps a VGA or an HDMI it could be possible that the I/O ports on the GPU could be damaged
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October 20, 2012 4:00:31 PM

Is it possible you had any power spikes or 'brown outs'?

That might of damaged the GPU
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October 20, 2012 10:06:03 PM

jaideep1337 said:
have you tried any other ports? perhaps a VGA or an HDMI it could be possible that the I/O ports on the GPU could be damaged


No, not yet but the video card only have a mini hdmi so I cannot use my hdmi cable since its big.

LordTsar said:
Is it possible you had any power spikes or 'brown outs'?

That might of damaged the GPU


Hmm, no but recently everytime I open my computer the bios seems to be missig so I had to reset it to default every now and then before my computer does not show any display. I already tried clearing the cmos and it did not work.

I have an old 5850 but it is broken and also did not show any display after it broke so I cant really check if the card is truly broken or not.
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October 20, 2012 10:12:04 PM

What outputs does your motherboard have? If it has VGA just buy a DVI to VGA adapter for a couple bucks at your local tech store and see if it works then
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October 21, 2012 1:18:35 AM

It doesn't have a vga output :(  My only option now would be to borrow a video card from someone else or use the warranty or buy a new one :<
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2012 1:42:16 AM

Borrow one then, no point using the Warranty when you don't know its the issue.

One thing about the warranty if you choose to RMA it, always make a little mark on the card, say with a pen or something, in a location, so that you know if they send the same card back, or a different card. ^.^
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2012 5:23:23 AM

JJ1217 said:
Borrow one then, no point using the Warranty when you don't know its the issue.

One thing about the warranty if you choose to RMA it, always make a little mark on the card, say with a pen or something, in a location, so that you know if they send the same card back, or a different card. ^.^


it is kind of funny...can't we directly look at the serial number of the card for that purpose??
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a c 116 U Graphics card
October 21, 2012 5:32:52 AM

docxxx said:
it is kind of funny...can't we directly look at the serial number of the card for that purpose??


Good catch!
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October 21, 2012 11:29:30 AM

docxxx said:
it is kind of funny...can't we directly look at the serial number of the card for that purpose??


Oh wow, I haven't thought of that. Anyway I'll post some news after getting it back to the store.
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a b U Graphics card
October 21, 2012 7:11:25 PM

Cards are usually sent in batches, are they not?
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