geforce 4 doesnt work at all!

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clearlyunaware

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Argh Please Help! i just got a new geforce 4, and i installed it right, but when i turn it on, then simply nothing happens, i get no monitor activity at all. everything works fine with my tnt2 riva. please help! Im using Xp, i've got 1.1gig processor, and 256 ram.
 

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Be sure your power supply can supply enough juice to the card - 300W max. will usually do, for a quality PSU.

If you have tried re-seating the card, as well as your RAM modules, try taking out every card except for the GeForce and try it from there - if it still doesn't, then there's a case of an electrical short on the board.
 

clearlyunaware

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its weird actually, recently my computer decided that i didnt have a riva tnt 2 at all, and it doesnt show a display adapter in the device list. Everything runs exactly as normal though! it wont detect it either, my computer is just uber tempermental. i didnt think i'd have to uninstall it, as its the same driver back anyway, right? any more help would be Greatly apreciated.
 

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Fdisk, Format, Re-install, Do-Da Do-da, Fdisk, Format, Re-install, all the do-da day.
 

clearlyunaware

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i'll try the taking everything out but the card idea i guess. i've got 300w power supply, so that should be fine. i really don't wanna format and re-do everything, i've got so much i don't wanna lose... my computer isnt even giving me a display adapters choice in device manager, is that linked?
 

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You Should get a monitor signal when you first install, make sure that card is jamed in all the way!
 

vdalian

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My computer doesn't didn't detect my g-force video card either. Not until I installed the software that it came with, did the computer see it..
 

clearlyunaware

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k..i have know have it working, like it is actually displaying stuff now. but windows won't recognise that i have it, i simply have no display adapter in the windows device list. within display properties etc, its simply as 'Vgasave' with no driver update option, just current status and a startup type option. i really have no idea whats going on. i've installed the nvidia xp driver pack and its made no difference. thanks for your help so far guys, its truly appreciated..
 

chakal

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Help, I have the same problem

I have the same problem, if anyone have the answer please tell me.
 

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Ecniv said:
Fdisk, Format, Re-install, Do-Da Do-da, Fdisk, Format, Re-install, all the do-da day.
SO TRUE! :laughing: LOL.

The universal solution to EVERY problem your computer might have, except of course for a computer recently thrown out the second story window. ;)
 
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