What could it be the Video card, memory or power supply?


My computer was running like normal one minute then the next minute a message came on my monitor that I need to check the display settings. It locked up and I then tried rebooting the computer, now it does nothing. When I turn the power on, just the green light comes on, but the computer will NOT boot up. Just the green light turns but no beeping or anything to let me know its booting up. Also the monitor light turns to yellow like its in standy. I have know idea if its the integrated video card, power supply, motherboard or what. Can you please help me


This question was answered on December 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think is either the Video card or memory or the motherboard This three possibility won't let the computer to boot up and don't pick the monitor display Try to unplug the Video card if its in the PCA or AGP slot and plug in again Also take out the recent memory that you may had install and leave it as when you bought the computer.

The possibility is that the RAM speed is not compatible with your Video Card, either one of them is faster then the other.

Another possibility is that you don't have the proper refresh rate setup or the driver for the video card Try to set the refresh rate when you get the chance to boot in VGA mode and change it between 65 to 75Mhz.

I suggest to make sure that the Hardware is secure install and Troubleshoot your Video card, Because that what is the problem in my opinion.

by Arturo

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 17, 2003