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Hi, I've been using a Geforce 5200 for a couple of months but recently it just died out of the blue. Gave a blank screen and whole com appears to freeze right at the start judging from the lack of clicking sounds or blinking lights. However, when I swapped back to the onboard video card (ATI 9100), everything worked fine thus leading me to think that it was just my Gefoce 5200 that 'died'. So i went out and bought an ATI 9550 today but i still get the blank screen with no apparent sounds of activity when installed. The computer works fine if I swap back to my onboard graphic card though. I've also tried uninstalling all the previous video card drivers before installing the card but I still get the same problem. Any idea whats wrong since it doesn't seem to be the video cards? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

I'm using a P4 3.2ghz, 512 ram, 80gig hdd btw, if this info is of any use.
 

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sounds like yur agp slot might have gone bad.

But use your onboard graphics and go into the system bios. Under advanced chipset features or something similar to that you will find an option to disable or set the speeds of AGP see if its set to 4x 8x or nothing if its at nothing set it to 4x for now. Now plug the 9550 in and see if it works if not ...

Go back into your bios same place and thers another option that should be to disabloe your onboard graphics. diable them and put the 9550 in and see if it works. If not i have no answers someone else might have some

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Tried changing the agp speeds and all but still getting the same problem. :/

Power seems fine according to the site too, and i doubt its a power problem bcos it worked fine for a couple of months b4 this problem started suddenly.
 
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Tried changing the agp speeds and all but still getting the same problem. :/

Power seems fine according to the site too, and i doubt its a power problem bcos it worked fine for a couple of months b4 this problem started suddenly.
I underlined part of your quote that you should read because you actually just gave yourself your own answer. From my experience, if and AGP card work properly for a while but a power problem, or any display problem just "starts" like that without any other system changes it is indeed probably your power supply.
 
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