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(NT) Did you extend the desktop to include this display?
The nVidia control panel has both the monitors listed and everythigns setup right, theres just nothing on the DVI's screen.
Given only this information, then it's dead.
Start the RMA process unless you have more details to share.
I'm running Windows XP professional and the latest drivers from nVidia's site. Like I mentioned, it seems to notice the monitor is there, just won't put any picture up on it. I'm starting to think this is a pretty common problem from looking the card up on Google.
Is there anything else you want to know that you think could help me with the problem?
Try another card or just with DVI connected.
Maybe it will switch to DVI. There are those words in red with each post if you feel like sharing.
I tried running with just DVI, it never worked. Then I connected a DVI to VGA adaptor, and finally got some picture. Only problem is it seems to only be able to do dual display in clone mode, which is rather useless.
Here are the specs on the system,
Its a Dell Dimension 4600C....
Pentium 4 2.4 ghz processor
1.25GB DDR SDRAM
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 graphics card
Two hard drives (40gb master, 120gb slave)
Its used for home recording so there are no other cards aside from the graphics card, the soundcard is an external firewire interface.
I managed to get the dual screens going correctly, but its BRUTALLY slowing down the computer! I'm starting to think I should just go out and get a new graphics card........
OK, now we know the DVI connection is alive.
I take it that this a a new discovery. If it wasn't then I've wasted a few turns thinking the DVI connection was DOA.
Did you go get the latest drivers from nvidia.com?
How did you install the DVI display's drivers?
I just installed the latest drivers ('Forceware') from nVidia, ran the installation file like normal. Everything installed alright, still can't use the DVI connection without converting to VGA though, and the system gets bogged down really badly when the screens are running in dual mode.
Yes, the system will work harder is dual display.
Twice as much work.
If it works with the DVI to VGA adapter, go with what works.
I got it running smoothly with the two displays, but I still felt a little let down so I went out and got a new video card, hahaha.
I replaced it with an ATI Radeon X700 and its looking and running much smoother now.
That's a much faster card...
Glad to hear you stepped it up.