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So I've had this video card for a while and it's worked fine. Until recently, my monitor (which is an HDTV) isn't getting a signal from the VGA. I've tried multiple monitors and different cables even an HDMI cable. Nothing. So I took out the card, thinking that it was just done for, and used the integrated one on the motherboard. I connected a VGA into the motherboard and it still isn't picking up a signal. Anyone know why? I'm on my iPad sorry it's alittle choppy info.
 

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Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.
 

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I had it custom built by a friend. No clue on motherboard but it has an intel pentium d CPU 2.8 ghz...3 gb ram...the graphics card was an ati radeon hd 5570 with 1 gb of ddr3 memory. The driver was ati2dvag.dll.....and 233 gb of hdd
 

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You can read the manufacturer and model number right off the motherboard. It should be silkscreened on the motherboard. You can usually also read the Power Supply information right on the side of the power supply. Though if it is a cheap power supply that may not give you much information. This of course will require opening the case.
 

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Ok so I tried to turn it on today and it came on for about 3 minutes. Then it lost signal again. I also got the error beeping things...it was the sequence for a video error....obviously. But, when I turn off the computer, the monitor turns back on just to tell me there isn't a signal again. So it knows I turned off my pc, but why isn't it showing a display?
 

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It would be helpful to know what model Dell the motherboard originally came out of. Dell motherboards are pretty much propriatary (built for Dell Cases). It is possible that the graphics adapter has gone bad. As far as the On Screen display of "No Signal" or Lost Signal, it is probably recieving a partial signal, then when you turn the computer off it is not even getting that. Does the motherboard have a PCIe slot or an AGP slot on it? If so you could always try a descrete video card.
 

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What is the model of the Video card? It could actually be that the power supply can no longer provide the proper power to operate the rest of the computer and the Video card. A 305W power supply is really on the very weak side.
 

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Yes unfortunately any Computer Component can malfunction with no warning at all.
 

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Replace the Power Supply with one that provides at least 600W from a Quality Manufacturer such as OCZ, Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Seasonic, Enermax. Or just as a test, you can connect a borrowed Power Supply that is known working without installing it in the case.
 

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Hope it goes well. Keep us posted please.
 
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