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deanie44

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Hi. I need to purchase a new graphics card for my Dell Dimension E310. I have one PCI slot and a PCIe slot. I would like the video card to work with Windows 7 and Windows XP. The video card---Nvidia GeForce fx 5200--seems to be dying. It is attached via s-video to my tv from the back of the card. The display on my television is black and white. I have tried Nview to correct the color, but nothing seems to help. To make a long and boring story short, I need a new video card or ideas to make the existing card work. Any help will be appreciated. deanie

Dell Dimension E310
WindowsXP Professional SP3
Philips DVD+RW DVD8801
HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR81643
1.99 of Ram
Media Center Home Edition 2005
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200
Hauppauge WinTv PVR 500 dual tuner card
HAUPPAUGE WINTIV HVR 1250 TUNER CARD
2nd HD--Window 7 RC1 v. 7100
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Have you tried connecting to your tv video another source (VGA/DVI). Maybe the s-video connection is bad.
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Hi Trippster. Thank you for answering my post. The Nvidia card has a vga output, but I need a cable that can connect to the component video on my tv. I have searched for this kind of cable. Unfortunately I have not had any success.
Do you know where I can purchase a vga to component cable that is 8 feet long and at a reasonable price(under $50). I need it 8 feet long for my tv is in the next room.

Edited by deanie44, 03 June 2009 - 08:18 AM.

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Take a look at this place Here
They have several lengths and pricing seems reasonable. They are in California and Georgia. I hope this helps.
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Do you have another tv/monitor you could try that may have a vga? Or another computer monitor.
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Trippster, I solved the problem. I reinstalled the graphic card and everything is working as it should. Also I found a s-video to rca connector in my "computer" bin, which did the trick. Thank you so much for your assistance. deanie44

Edited by deanie44, 09 June 2009 - 11:11 AM.

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Glad you were able to solve it :)
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