6800GT card installed / monitor shuts down
hi, I just installed the
GDDR3 / PCI-Express x16 Video Card
Screen resolution: 1024x768
16 bit color quality
I asked Gateway and newegg.com to make sure it was compatible. They both said yes.
I know the card itself was installed properly, because a local computer company installed it (for free...I know them) but then I installed the drivers at home. They are now gone for the weekend so I cannot ask them for help.
PROBLEM: I am trying to run a graphics intensive game...Battlefield 2 demo...it seems everything loads into the menu fine. Then I try to get into the actual game part, when loading is complete, the game screen opens, and then my monitor shuts down. A screen pops up telling me the Power saver feature is enabled and monitor will shut down.
When I turn monitor back on, another screen floats around telling me "the monitor is working correctly" and also "check your computer power cable" etc. I am then forced to shut down the computer using the power button.
I have already checked the power saver feature and it is NOT enabled. So, I am stumped. I am not very experienced with computer hardware, so talk to me like I'm an idiot. :-)
Can someone please help me? I don't think Gateway will help cause it is not their hardware.