View Full Version : video card help

12-07-2005, 07:30 PM
Just got a new video card its a N6600/TD256 or Asus N6600 used the Nvidia Geforce 6600. So yes I did take the old drives off shut down and did ad the new card hooked up the power supply to it restated the system and added the new drvers. All is fine that night as I was playing Battlefeild 2 and love'in the new graffics. Today my wife calls me and said when she did start the computer today it was working fine then half of the screen went blank...so she did restart and it worked great for 30 mins then all of the screen went blank???? any one have any ideas what might be doing this?

Thanks for your help in advance.:thumbsup:

12-07-2005, 08:20 PM
Well, firstly, what PSU do you have?

Are there any errors other than the screen turning off?

12-07-2005, 08:24 PM
ummm PSU when I did open the box it said Max 425 w
and no other probs with it just half the screen blank then restart then after 20-30 mins all the screen black.....could it be the refreash rate?

12-07-2005, 08:28 PM
Nothing to do with refresh rate I don't think.

Is the PSU generic or branded? 425w max is not alot for some of the latest cards if the PSU is generic (and produces a poor output).

I don't know much about the card. Is it AGP or PCI-e, and does it require it's own power from the PSU?

Do you have another PSU you can use to test if it is the PSU?

12-07-2005, 08:47 PM
I have an asus motherboard not sure with the PSU as am at work but I am sure I can find out. The card is AGP and is in my AGP slot.....I do not have an extra PSU to test this or not as well.

12-07-2005, 09:08 PM
Hmm well I guess if it were a lack of power problem, it would've turned the monitor off while you were playing BF2. You could run a graphics benchmark such as 3DMark05 to test if the monitor turns off during graphic demands.

Other than that, hard to diagnose really. My only experience of a monitor turning off was when I overclocked the card a bit too high and it happened.

The PSU (well, a lack of power (or good, clean power)) is a common reason for things like that happening though.

12-07-2005, 09:37 PM
I did not cut the creen off when I was playing BF2....worked find for 3 hrs of BF2 it was the very next day when my wife did turn it on that half the screen wne t black and then after a re-start and 20 mins of use the whole screen went black.....I have a feeling its the PSU.....ill have a look and find out.:)

12-07-2005, 10:33 PM
Could it be that I need to update the latest BIOs for the AUS board or the drivers.???? and if so is it easy to fix...

12-07-2005, 10:40 PM
I bought an ASUS Board recently for my latest build, and I have had numerous problems with its drivers. You should start out by making sure you have the latest drivers for your board, which can sometimes be a pain with ASUS. My next guess would be PSU as well. If you are not having any other major problems with your comp, then it probably wouldn't be the mobo, RAM, Processor, or any PCI cards...so that really narrows it down to PSU, driver problems, or even video card errors :eek:. Try the drivers & PSU switch-out first first :thumbsup:

12-07-2005, 10:46 PM
Ok thanks that might be it...I did get the drivers from Nvidia not ASUS could that be it maybe?