How to Troubleshoot Graphics Card Problems
Graphics Card is vital for our visual appreciation or computer games indulgence and relaxation. Therefore, upon happening of Graphics Card problems, you will find your digital life frustrated and troublesome. And here we have compiled three commonplace Graphics Card problems namely black screen, Graphics Card installation failure, Graphics Card compatibility problem for you.
Troubleshoot Graphics Card Problems: Black Screen
Troubleshooting solutions: 1. First of all, you should determine whether there are something wrong with Graphics Card by the sound of PC Speaker, and one long-time sound as well as two short-time sound will indicate that there are fatal problems with your Graphics Card. Such the case being, you have to replace the current one with the brand new one. And on the other hand, you can also uninstall the current Graphics Card and install the sound well one to observe whether your Graphics Card is good or not.
2. On the other hand, poor contact of the interface jointed between Graphics Card and motherboard socket can also result in black screen, and you can rub it with eraser to solve it. Worse still, you can replace your current slot of PCI Graphics Card with the ones of PCI3 or PCI4. By the way, the latter solution is not workable with AGP Graphics Card.
3. Furthermore, design or manufacturing problems of the Graphics Card, especially the increasingly popular 3D Graphics Card can accelerate black screen too. Under such a circumstance, you had better replace the current Graphics Card as well.
Troubleshoot Graphics Card Problems: Graphics Card Compatibility Problem
Troubleshooting solutions: 1. Incompatibility between Graphics Card and monitor: Graphics Card design and manufacturing problems can also result in short circuit of grounding line as well as strong feedback signal. And in order to achieve it, you can cut off 4,5,9,11,12,15 pins, and then find and connect a monitor cable into the intermediate access between Graphics Card and monitor to obtain maximum compatibility. Furthermore, you can also update motherboard BIOS or Graphics Card Driver in due time to make it.
By the way, here we also propose you our ATI Drivers software of Driver Detective to update and optimize your Graphics Card, which can free you from troublesome maunala operation.
2. Incompatibility between motherboard and Graphics Card: to be specific, when an Graphics Card has been plugged into motherboard, it cannot be recognized, or voltage instability and descending performance will be invoked. Such the case being, you should update BIOS to solve this Graphics Card problems.
Troubleshoot Graphics Card Problems: Graphics Card Installation Failure
Troubleshooting solutions: Step 1: Set "Assign IRQ to VGA" as "Enable" in the BIOS "Chipset features setup". And as to many brands of Graphics Card, Graphics Card cannot be installed under the setting of "Disable". In addition to, "AGP Aperture Size" value shoulb be samll and you can also mimunmize it into zero.
Step 2. Update your operating system to Win98 at least; And the version of your operating system is higher, the better the results will be.
Step 3: Install AGP patch of the compatible chipset motherboard from the DV attached to your Graphics Cards. If this doesn’t work, you are suggested to download the latest patch online.
Step 4: Install the Graphics Card and Direct X6.0; And if graphics canrd installation failure remains, suggesting that Win 9X Graphics Card cannot be setted correctly. Ortherwise, you should install a standard "VGA" Driver first of all, and then install AGP Graphics Card subsequently.