Posted by Charley at 9:17 am
Display adapters have a significant function in a computer system. It delivers good resolution for images, video and games. Imagine if the video card doesn’t exist, then we would all probably be stuck with a basic 8-color screen. The Matrox G450 PCI was created to enhance the experience of your computer use and has brought better multimedia experience to a lot of users.
Sometimes, users would encounter problems from a defective video card. One of the symptoms that may occur is a black screen display after boot up. The common causes for this problem are device driver issues or an improperly seated graphics card on the motherboard. Reseat the card to verify if it’s correctly attached by following these steps.
- Turn-off the Computer > Remove all cables that are connected from the back of the tower > Unscrew and detach the CPU’s side cover > Carefully remove the graphics card > After a few seconds insert the card cautiously > Return the side cover > Connect all the cables.
There are many ways on how to check the status of the device driver of a video card. Follow these steps to verify and fix some of the driver’s problem.
- Click on Start > Go to Control Panel > Double-click on System > Go to the Hardware tab > Click the Device Manager button.
- Verify if the display adapters have a yellow exclamation mark. This means that the driver is corrupted and requires re-installing.
Occasionally after a software update, the graphics problem might come up. A driver rollback procedure can fix this. Follow these steps.
- Click on Start > Go to Control Panel > Double-click on System > Go to the Hardware tab > Click the Device Manager button> Click the plus (+) sign beside Network Adapters > Right-click on the device that you want to rollback and then click on Properties > Go to the Driver tab > Click on the Roll Back Driver button.
Another way to confirm the display issue is to use a different monitor if possible. Through this way, you can determine if the monitor you are using is already defective. Check the pins of your VGA cable to ensure they are all straight. Even one bended pin can affect the whole function of your computer display.
Always keep your drivers updated to prevent minor or major computer bug problems. Install Driver Medic to make sure your entire device drivers are updated. This software will automatically look for the up-to-date version and will save you the hassle of having to manually look for the needed updates.