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Old 11-11-2005, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Video Card Problem 6600 GT

I had this Videocard for about 6 months, today is the first time its failed on me. I was just using my computer and the screen went blank. I tried using keys on my keyboard but the computer was frozen. I rebooted, computer booted up properly, bios beep was normal, then when I got to the windows xp logo loading screen, the computer screen goes blank once again, I wait to see if windows does load up knowing my boot up sound, but it does not boot. I then switched my settings to onboard video, everything worked fine just like a normal boot. I need some help on this issue, I am praying its not my videocard because its only 6 months old! Thank you! If it is my video card, how do I go about sending it to the company, because I did purchase this card off of newegg.

Leadtek 6600 GT 128 MB AGP 8x

Host Name : INTEL-A9032FD20

Model : 1x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Speed : 2.99GHz

Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI IMB USB i2c/SMBus
MP Support : 2 Processor(s)
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG
System : VIA Technologies, Inc. PM800-8237
Mainboard : PM800-8237
Total Memory : 992MB DDR-SDRAM

Chipset 1
Model : VIA Technologies Inc PM880 CPU to PCI Bridge
Front Side Bus Speed : 4x 200MHz (800MHz data rate)
Total Memory : 1GB DDR-SDRAM
Shared Memory : 32MB
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 200MHz (400MHz data rate)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : Plug and Play Monitor
Adapter : VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP

Physical Storage Devices
Removable Drive : Floppy disk drive
Hard Disk : ST380020A (75GB)
Hard Disk : WDC WD1600JB-00GVA0 (149GB)
CD-ROM/DVD : LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-812S (CD 40X Rd, 40X Wr) (DVD 5X Rd, 5X Wr)

Logical Storage Devices
1.44MB 3.5" (A : N/A
Hard Disk (C : 149GB (33GB, 22% Free Space) (NTFS)
Thefrozenthrone (D : 481MB (CDFS)
Hard Disk (F : 75GB (48GB, 64% Free Space) (NTFS)

MultiMedia Device(s)
Device : Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

Operating System(s)
Windows System : Microsoft Windows XP/2002 Professional (Win32 x86) 5.01.2600 (Service Pack 2)

Network Services
Adapter : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

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Old 11-11-2005, 10:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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update: i got the card to work again now after trying it one more time about 5 minutes after this post... even though its working again i am still pondering what is wrong? power supply is 480watt. could it be over heating? thank you!

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Old 11-11-2005, 11:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ummmmm , since it is new I kind of doubt it is overheating, still check the fan on the vid. Also if you do not have one you may want to get a case fan. Have it so it draws air in from the front of the pc over the components and ou the back. On the side of the fan are arrows that show rotation and air direction.
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks any other ideas! btw i do leave my case open.
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