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  • Video Card/TV Problem

    OK,

    So I just replaced my media PC ... the old one was underpowered (gutless so to speak) but broadly speaking worked. The old system (with a 1.8GHZ P4 & 512MB RAM) had something like an ATI 7xxx 64Mb video card (I'm guessing it was AGP 4xx) and ran off the VGA port to the TV (a Sharp Aquos 32") VGA port ... the TV has a native resolution of 1024 x 768 (odd for a widescreen but it looked OK on screen)

    The new system (with a 32.GHZ CPU & 2GB RAM) has a 256Mb ATI 92xx SE AGP 8x video card and although I can see the boot screen (can even go into the BIOS) from thereon in I get no picture at all ... this isn't a Windows issue per se (at least I don't think so) because at this point I am only on the setup CD (Win XP/SP2) and the internal 320GB SATA II drive has no installed OS.

    Don't suppose anyone has any ideas?

    Kyu
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    The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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    Re: Video Card/TV Problem

    If the motherboard has onboard video make sure you are connected to the correct video port.
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    • #3
      Re: Video Card/TV Problem

      Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
      If the motherboard has onboard video make sure you are connected to the correct video port.
      It doesn't (AGP card only) but wouldn't the fact that it displayed the hardware boot logo, even if only momentarily, show that I was plugged into the right port?

      Thanks anyway

      Kyu
      J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
      The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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      • #4
        Re: Video Card/TV Problem

        Try another monitor as the TV/monitor may have issues with this card.
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        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
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        • #5
          Re: Video Card/TV Problem

          Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
          Try another monitor as the TV/monitor may have issues with this card.
          I've sorted it

          As you say another monitor worked which was enough to get the OS built, then I reduced the screen to lowest resolution which my TV could "see" then upped it until it was at MAX.

          Thanks for the advice

          Kyu
          J C Rocks (An Aspiring Author's Journey)
          The Abyssal Void War: Stars, Hide Your Fires

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