Have I blown my Graphics Card or What?
Posted on 1998-08-09
Dunno whether thisis a Windows 98 Question - but it's affecting my Win98 machine.
I have an ATI Work Xpert PCI graphics card and an Iiyama 9017 Pro 17" Monitor. The Frequencies on offer for this combination were anything from 60hz to 100hz. If I set the system to Optimize It chose 60hz, this being riddiculous I set it to a conservative 84-85Hz. Everything has been just fine for the last 6 weeks. However today it decided to give me a screen full of colored vertical lines. And no matter what I do, reboot, wait a while etc - I get the same display, even in DOS, when theoretically the monitor isn't running at such a high rate.
The monitor works fine on my other Win95 PC at 75hz.
Have I blown the ATI graphics card and if so how? If not how can I get it back? Remember I can't amend any setting on the PC as I have no display.
Any help would be appreciated