Question

Video Card: What's wrong?

I have Win XP with a video card I installed (unk specifics, I'll add them when I get home later). It also is functioning as the soundcard. Lately when I run any online video, Windows Media Player, or try to browse multiple websites, my monitor says "No signal detected [from vid card]. Turning off" The computer stays on. When I cold-reboot the computer everything comes on normally. Also, sometimes when I'm playing music the audio cuts out like a CD skipping. Any ideas?

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: Video Card: What's wrong?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Video Card: What's wrong?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Answer
"the audio cuts out like a CD skipping."

That's a sign of a well known issue with XP and DMA. I've written about it many times, and no longer write the long answer. All apologies but PLEASE DO THIS!

-> http://winhlp.com/node/10

If you want to do more research, please do that.
Bob

- Collapse -
No signal detected [from vid card].

Glad you didn't type the long version. The link seems to talk more about CD and DVD problems when being read. My problem is the monitor is losing a signal. I'm not actually playing any kind of disk.

- Collapse -
Let me be more blunt.

The XP DMA issue and it's effect on the symptom is well known, been done how many thousand times and required no reboot.

May you find a longer explanation that will help you along.
Bob

- Collapse -
my reply to me for future ref

Posting this should I need to refer back to this in the future:

Removed the vid card and the sinks were extremely hot to where they couldn't be touched. Noticed the hub of the fan had some discoloration consistent with heat damage. Reconnected the VGA cable to the original VGA connector. No more problems. Now to find the warranty information on that vid card....

- Collapse -
Good to read.

CNET Forums