Lately, my graphic card has been giving me problems, which is somewhat arbitrary and unpredictable. Initially, I thought it was an O/S problem, so I had switched between Windows XP and Windows 7, but the issue is that both of them would load to the Windows loading screen, and I would get "No signal found" from my monitor.
When I close my computer and turn it back on, the screen would not even show the BIOS, which has gotten we worried and frustrated. I know the hard drive is fine, as I can hear my speakers playing the Windows XP logging on audio file. Then when I unplug the and plug back in the monitor port, it would work suddenly, but when I shut it down and turn it back on, it does the same thing as won't show BIOS or won't show up to the loading screen.
Is this a sign that my graphic card or failing? Which is what I am greatly afraid of, or is this there something else going on?
- Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512MB)
- Monitors: Acer P191W and Benq T905
- Motherboard: g31m-es2l
I followed Col's suggestion and took out the graphics card and set it back on the board. After several hard boots,( 4-6 times ) it booted fine and the graphics card seems to behaving properly.