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the screen on my a1720n pavilion goes black with a warning about video settings

After starting normally, the computer will go to a black screen and a warning message will scroll across the screen that the video display is not set properly and recommends a setting.  I have done all of the self tests available on my Vista home premium help resources and find no problems with hardware.  Many have told me it was my video card so I bought one which I installed in the PCI Express slot on the mother board.  The system started up OK but after about 6 hours of operation the screen went black and the same alert about video setting scrolled on the screen.  I tried to do a full virus scan and the computer screen went black and etc. 

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the screen on my a1720n pavilion goes black with a warning about video settings

Did you install a PCI-E card that requires a six-pin power connector without upgrading the PSU?

What is the brand and model of the video card that you installed?

 

 

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rbpbanaitis wrote: After starting normally, the computer will go to a black screen and a warning message will scroll across the screen that the video display is not set properly and recommends a setting.  I have done all of the self tests available on my Vista home premium help resources and find no problems with hardware.  Many have told me it was my video card so I bought one which I installed in the PCI Express slot on the mother board.  The system started up OK but after about 6 hours of operation the screen went black and the same alert about video setting scrolled on the screen.  I tried to do a full virus scan and the computer screen went black and etc. 


Hello rbpbanaitis, I checked the specifications for the power supply shipped in your system, that can be found  Here , and it shows the system shipped with a 250 watt power supply. Look in the list of model numbers that use the power supply in the linked site.

 

Since you mentioned you replaced the video card, most newer video cards require a 400 watt power supply or greater.

 

I'm not quite sure why the original error started, but the onboard video device could have become faulty or the drivers for this device could have become corrupted.

 

You might take a look at the power supply requirement for your new video card and see if they are higher than the current power supply capacity. If so, you might need to consider a power supply upgrade to meet the specifications for the new video card.

 

Just some thoughts.

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