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Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

Q: Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

Good afternoon Tech Immortals,

I am working on a friend's computer.
The hardware setup is the following:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ 2.1GHz

2.5 GB RAM CRUCIAL (Memtest says the following about it: DDR2(64 bit)
373MHz DDR746 CAS: 5-5-15

Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT pci-e

MSI K9N6PGM2-V motherboard

The problems:

Problem1. When the computer is turned on it gives out 2 short beeps (memory error, I presume according to an Internet search). Then it loads GRUMP for Ubuntu 9 or Win XP pro
Problem2. Anything that is graphics intensive makes the computer crash or graphics get glitchy. For example videogames will either make windows crash or crash the game and exit to windows. On Ubuntu while running Compiz the OS freezes. It only crashes or glitches with graphic intensive software.

Solution tried:
For problem1. While loading GRUMP there is an option for memtest. Diagnostics came out fine, no errors.

More background information:
I've inspected the motherboard, the graphics card, ram, everything (looking at it physically for any burns or liquid spills etc)
Everything is roughly 4 months old, bought brand new when purchased.
In the past the user had the same setup except that his old graphics card (GeForce BFG TECH 8800 GT) died on him (will get further details about that in about an hour).
Replaced for graphics card mentioned above. Those problems are occurring.
The card gets warm, but not to an alarming point (I want to say around 60 degrees celcius).

What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance for taking your valuable time to read this.

Ran TechPowerUp GPU, while it was crashing the temperature stayed at 50 degrees celcius, fan was running at 35% at all times

User says that he tested out another GeForce card which was slower but had no glitches

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A: Solved: Interesting Hardware problem (Nvidia graphics problem possibly due to RAM)

It was a faulty video card.
User replaced it under its warranty.

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While surfing the internet, there are a few websites on my favorites that I can no longer load. I know the websites are alright because I tested the same sites on another computer in the house (operating on a different modem). Im using the updated version of Firefox. Same problem in Internet Explorer. Tried to /release and /renew my IP, reset the modem, restart my computer, and reload browser defaults.... NO DICE. Tried ping command in cmd prompt and it timed out once but is fine right now. The page displays as a time out. Its only a couple websites on my favorites. Any feedback, thanks.

A:Interesting yet possibly simple internet problem...

Do you have a broadband connection that is hooked up to a router? I've seen people experience the same problems. What they needed to do was update the firmware on their router and that fixed their connectivity issues to certain websites.



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Hello. I have an old PC that came with Windows 98 (of course I have a current Win7 PC but im quet the legacy user) and it crashes constantly. It works fine with the BIOS and DOS, but not Windows. The only Windows version that will be willing to install is Windows 2000, and it is also the only one willing to work properly, but crashes on startup screen, or when I log in. The only time i can get it to run (and only for about 20 minutes, depending on how hard usage I put it through) is in Windows 2000 safe mode. I read online that it might be an IRQ problem, but now Windows isnt willing to run long enough to allow me to reconfigure IRQ. I reserve all my IRQ through BIOS, but thats only to "legacy" devices. Im not sure of my computer type, as it has no labels or logos on it(Im guessing its a Packard Bell by the way the tower was made).
Update; I have turned my system on for the first time in a while...... consider this post solved, as the computer is dead... To my closet it goes

A:Solved: Unknown hardware problem (possibly IRQ)

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I've purchased a USB adapter that connects to a cordless phone. It is very similar to the RJ11 internet VOIP phone Adapter. It basically routs a signal from a cordless phone to the computer through the headphone and mic ports as well as a USB slot. While using the phone near the computer, the volume control works well and the peripheral behaves perfectly. The problem is when one wants to wander away from the computer with the cordless phone. The person on the other end experiences two very interesting problems; the first is that the volume they can hear from the person talking decreases extremely quickly which can be countered by turning up the volume on the computer (To a point), and the second is that small noises very far away from the phone are picked up extremely loudly. In other words while the person could yell into the phone and you couldn't hear them, you can literally hear a clock ticking from a different room. I've tested multiple phones and have determined that they are not the problem and the computer's volume control does very little to help with the second problem. To me it seems as if the adapter itself is mixing up which sound signals it is deciding to amplify and which to reproduce quietly. Any insight as to what could be done about this (types of drivers, other adapters, etc) would be extremely appreciated. Thank you in advance.

A:An interesting hardware problem

It sounds to me like one or both of the devices has automatic gain (volume) control. When you manually boost the PC's volume the AGC fights to compensate and maintain what IT thinks is the correct level.

When there is no human input the sensitivity is UP and you hear the ticking clock. BUT as soon as a relatively high level sound (voice) comes in the AGC attenuates the signal DOWN.

Check this out in any manual/specs you have. If the AGC can be shut off, try that.

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My computer is the cheapest peice of crap....and its stressing me out more than ever.

It would not launch a few games I played, so I did a system restore to fix it, that worked a good 2 hours then it decided to not work again, so I did another system restore, same thing happened, and since my anti-virus progam is telling me my registration is expired and for some retarted reason it does everything in its power to prevent me from re-subrcribing, I thought it might be a virus, then I restarted my whole computer, cleared it out to work like day one.

Now, to top off all this annoying crap that shouldnt be happening in the first place, I have an onboard 12 bit video card, which I replaced with a PCI Radeon 9200 SE (because once again, this computer is a gaint piece of crap with no AGP slot), I set it up and OF COURSE!!- "my system cannot detect blah blah blah", I set it as my default device for my monitor anyways, it seemed to work, NEXT error was this, my windows where going off screen, this i knew how to fix, I disabled my onboard video card.

Then I restarted my computer where my worst problem and hopefully last one occured, nothing is working on my desktop, I try right clicking, no mini-window comes up, I try the start menu- It gives me a hourglass for a few seconds then it goes away, with nothing accomplished....So i ask you PLEASE save me from a world of confusion and stress...and figure out what could be doing this.

I have a Intel pentium 4 with 2.5 GHz -howeve... Read more

A:Everything problem stressing me out (possibly hardware) PLEASE help!

Howdy Dariaze...

If this were my pc the first thing I would do is boot to Safe MOde and see if the desktop items will work ( to rule out a driver issue ), also if it works in Safe Mode check the Event Viewer, for any errors...

To get into Safe Mode, reboot and start tapping the F8 key, to see the Event Viewer right click on My Computer - Manage - Event Viewer, and check both System and Application for errors or warnings...

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Alright, heres my setup: 1.8 ghz athlon 2200+ xp, 512 MB pc3200 ram, geforce 4 4600, a monitor refreshing at 60 Hz, and winxp pro. Now, up until now, i have had NO problems running counter-strike (and other games) at 1152x864, runs smooth at 60 fps (i enabled vsync, otherwise the images suffer from tearing). I also had 4x antialiasing and 4x ansioptropic filtering enabled. Now, i WAS running on the 41.09 detonator drivers for a long time, and as i said ive had no problems.
I discovered new drivers were out, the 44.03 ones, most specifically designed to take advantage of the geforce FX's. However, nvidia drivers work for all cards from TNT2 until the most recent stuff. I wanted to get the drivers because i read of the 30% performance increase, etc. However, i now suffer from a MAJOR decrease in performance, and low framerates which i have never experienced. I also noticed lots of image tearing, and the lack of smoothness when object move. This began soon after i installed the new drivers, they may not be the problem, but im pretty sure they are.
I uninstalled the drivers, and installed the old ones again, however when i reinstalled, it told me there were previous drivers to uninstall, even though i did so already, so i just clicked yes to continue anyway. I rebooted, and CS ran fine. I rebooted again, and CS had the same probs as before. So i uninstalled everything, went into explorer, searched and deleted all the .dll files i could find relating to my card, and reinstall... Read more

A:Problem with geforce 4, possibly 44.03 nvidia driver issue

Do a clean install of the drivers. go into properties and uninstall the drivers for the geforce then boot into safe mode and ignore the new hardware thing or cancel it and install the new drivers then reboot see if that works. Just installed the new ones as well but havent tested them yet.

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Ok, here's a weird one for everyone out there.

Last night I'm happily playing morrowind as a storm's a brewin outside. I, as stupid as I can be, don't want to turn off my computer because I am enjoying myself. So of course the power goes out and my computer shuts off. I didn't turn it back on, I just went to sleep.

Next morning I wake up at 12, turn it on, no problems. 3 o clock rolls around, still no problem. Then I get home around 5 o clock, turn on the monitor, start doing a few things and bam suddenly a few items in the task bar turn black, and the monitor goes into suspend mode as if it's not getting a signal at all.

I freak out, and start to try different things. I turn it back on after a few minutes, and in the BIOS startup screen and the windows boot screen I get lots of little artifacts and weird graphical glitches.

I figure it is myvideo card, so I take it out, swap in another video card and things seem to be running alright again.

So I take the supposedly messed up card out (Geforce 4 Ti4400) and put it into my other computer. That computer gets the same glitches on startup, but when it gets to windows the monitor does not go into susprned mode, it continues to get a signal.

So here's where it gets weird. on that same computer I install the newest nvidia drivers, and as soon as I did that the problem starts again.
So I reseat my heatsink and fan, put it back into the original conmputer and roll back to some older nvidia driv... Read more

A:Very weird problem, possibly nvidia display drivers?

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I've got a pretty big problem with my PC. I had a problem about a month ago with some spyware (can't remember the name of it, sorry.) that involved having to delete a file named STPD.sys that was associated with daemon tools, a virtual disk drive program.

I couldn't boot up normally because I got a BSOD before it finished booting and safe mode would freeze after asking if I wanted to skip loading STPD.sys. It worked fine if I booted up in debugging mode so I did some googleing and fixed the problem. However shortly after that the sound on my PC stopped working Whenever I tried to listen to my music or something else involving the speakers I would get an error saying that I didn't have a soundcard. That made no sense because it was working ten minutes prior so got curious and opened device manager and NOTHING shows up on it. No hard drives, disk drives, keyboard, mouse or anything. The computer boots up fine but I've got no sound, nothing plugged up to a USB port works and other assorted problems. I've tried every anti-virus program I can think of and no viruses come up.

Could I have messed something up when I had to boot up in debugging mode? Could a nasty virus be doing this? I'm at my wits end here and I would hate to have to do a full system recovery because I have a lot of pictures and stuff I'd hate to loose. I'm hopping that it's something simple I've missed but I don't have the foggiest idea.

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I think my gfx card is dieing, might be the mobo or something for all i know about computer hardware.
I can go from using windows -> ubuntu no problem.
If I try to boot into windows after ubuntu it'll act like I didn't have a card in, or there were no drivers present, I'll get a white screen at the login page and if I manage to get past that it asks me to install drivers for the card. restarting usually fixes this. I can go windows -> windows no problem.
If I try to go ubuntu -> ubuntu I'll get a few errors about unable to allocate resources or whatever then it'll end up showing a black screen with the text "radeon x700 rialto atombios". Restarting doesn't seem to fix this.

Would downloading/reinstalling the latest windows drivers and/or installing fglrx for ubuntu help anything?

While I'm here I might as well mention that I sometimes get "no disk in drive A" when loading windows(I think this happens other times too, but I can't remember any specific occurences), while correct, i don't see why it should be accessing drive A.

I'm going to jump back into Ubuntu now (had to restart for updates etc)

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? I`m Running Windows 7 64bit SP1, iv had BSOD often since i built the computer
about a year ago, i recently wiped my hard drive to do a clean install of windows,
This didnt resolve the issue i hope y`all can help.
specs are...
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
Nvidia GeForce GTS 250
ASUS P5E3 PRO LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
Included RAM, didn't know if it would come in handy.

I have Attached all requested information, also i have ran Memtestx86 for 6 passes all coming up negative for any errors.
Plz help me!
P.S BSODs seem to occur when i am playing videogames, but not always.

A:BSODS possibly graphics problem?

The first thing to do is to stop overclocking. There's no way to tell if this is an overclock issue or another issue unless you return the system to stock values while we're testing. The CPU is rated at 2.83 gHz and you're running at 3.4 gHz.

I notice an issue with this device in MSINFO32:


Thomson USB CDC Device USB\VID_069B&PID_0704\0011E32099E0 The drivers for this device are not installed.

Looks like it's a USB modem from this company: Technicolor | Home Networking But I can't find drivers for it. I'd suggest disconnecting it until we're done troubleshooting.

There are several issues with the Asus P5 series of motherboards and Windows 7. The first is the 2005 version of ASACPI.sys - this driver WILL cause BSOD's on your system. You MUST update it to the latest version from the Asus website here: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt

It's the first one in the Utilities section and is named "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Win7 32&64-bit"

The next issue with these boards is using the "Auto" setting for memory in the BIOS. It often causes BSOD issues. The fix here is to get the timings/settings/voltages from your RAM manufacturer and set them manually in your BIOS. If you have difficulty locating the settings in the BIOS, try this link: Solved Help please - Multiple BSOD W7 64 - Page 5 - Windows 7 Forums

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Although I have done nothing to my computer, my games have begun to run very badly, even with all graphics turned on their lowest settings despite the fact I can normally run them on the highest. I have not made hardware changes to my comp and all games played fine only a couple of days ago.

- I have since restored my computer to an earlier date
- Check my comp for viruses, spyware, defragmentation, registry check, disk errors, adware, hijackthis, disk cleanup
- I cannot remember installing any new programs either

The problem is still therehowever, the temp on the graphics card is also fine, running at normal levels. Everything else on the computer runs well.

Thanks in advance for any help.


A:Gaming, possibly graphics card problem

are you overclocking anything? or some important part of the PC just gave up the ghost or someting. this happened to me and i needed to get a new processor. even if your not overclocking something might have just burned out.

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I've got an HP Pavilion Elite m9426f desktop pc, 64-bit Vista, 8GB RAM, Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz with ATI Radeon 3650 graphics card. Everything should be stock, if I upgraded anything from the basic model, it might have been RAM. I'm looking to upgrade to meet requirements for some games I'd like to get into. What I'm spotting in requirements are in the range of: (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon HD 5770 1024MB | NVIDIA GTS 450 1024MB | Intel HD4000 @720P (DirectX 11) AMD Radeon R9 270X 2048MB | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2048MB @1080P 768 MB 100% DIRECTX 10 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 5670/NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 260 OR HIGHER What I've found from browsing around has been indications of needing different power, fan, etc, etc. But it's not been specific to my system and I'm looking for some direct advice. Buying a new computer isn't really an option at the moment. Can someone give me some guidance on exactly what would be needed to support some of the current games, and to increase my browsing speed (which lags a bit if I've got too many things running)? I have done some minor upgrading of hardware in the past on different computers, but am pretty clueless on it all. So specific items that would fit with the slots I have would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Looking to upgrade graphics card, possibly other hardware

@Tarendal, welcome to the forum. All newer video cards after the GTX 660/670 series require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  Also, you will most likely have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU).  The current PSU is only 300W.  Your best option is to choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help.  They are the experts on their products and will save you money.  They normally pay for the shipping to you, but you pay for the shipping for a card that doesn't work.  It is very difficult to know which newer cards will work in older computers.  Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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(EDIT: Apologies in advance if this is a wall of text. For some reason, the forum isn't posting my paragraph spaces. If some one can fix this to make my post a bit more readable, that would be awesome.)
(This topic concerns what appears to be a graphical issue, but may be an OS issue. If it isn't a 7 issue, please move this thread to the appropriate forum)

I've had a problem with my (brand new, less than a month old) laptop for about a week now. Originally, the problem could be fixed by restarting the computer once or twice, but now it seems like it's flat out done working right.

Every time I start my computer up, the graphics go insane. Most "white" colours turn a pixellated sort of blue. It's not static pixelation, more of a constant flickering, which rules out screen burnout. I've tried monkeying around with my video card settings and updating the drivers to no avail. Sometimes, this problem "fixes" itself, and by that I mean, the pixelated colour changes (it's normally whites, but a moment ago, it randomly switched to yellow colours, and now there's no clear pixelation, although this could change. Update: It's affecting certain reds now. I have not reset my computer since the pixels were gone. I should elaborate and add that the colour of the pixelated bits changes depending on which colour spectrum it appears to be affecting.)

The fortunate part is that this problem has never been permanent, but it often lasts upwards of 20-30 min... Read more

A:Frustrating Graphics Problem (Possibly not Windows 7-related)

Right click the Desktop/Personalize/Display/Screen Resolution/Advanced. This will tell what adapter you have. You need to update the Video/Display adapter at your computer manufacturers support web site. Type in your Make and Model # and it will take you to the driver download page.

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Last night I switched out my ribbon IDE cables for round ones. When I did, My CDRW lite stayed on and blinked all during bootup and the load seemed to lock right after the Windows XP load screen.

The drive showed up in Bios fine. And My system after a restart did load up, but it took a long time to do so, much longer than before. The CDRW also seemed to function weird as it would not allow me to eject a disk. I eventually got that to happen.

I don't quite understand why a simple change of IDE cables would seem to cause these random issues. Any ideas?

We CDRW is a HP Writer 9500i


A:Solved: Interesting Problem? with my CD-RW

The cable is not on backward or loose at one end is it? The stripe on the side of the IDE cable goes to the pin marked 0 or 1 on the motherboard and it faces the power connection on the drive.

If you have another drive on the same IDE cable as the CD-RW make sure its set up right. If the drives are using Cable Select for the jumper positions then the drive at the end of the cable becomes Master and the one on the middle connect becomes the Slave. Sometimes some drives prefer to be set to Master and maybe changing the cable changed this configuration - try maunally setting the jumpers to Master and Slave on the drive or drives.

Or it could be as simple as a bad IDE cable.

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Someone gave me there computer to have a look at to see what was wrong with it. When i looked inside it had no memory..lol. so he bought a stick and then i tried again. It booted into windows XP no problem and looked good until i did the updates. Apparently whoever built his computer gave him a cracked copy of windows and it failed the validation update. So he was going to buy a new copy of windows. acouple days later i went to turn it on again and there was no video, so i plugged it into the onboard video and still nothing. So i reset the bios using the pins on the motherboard and tried again and it worked. We left it for acouple days again and when i went to turn it on, no video again. So i tried the pins agian and nothing, i tried replacing the battery and nothing, i tried removing the card and just using the onboard but still nothing. If someone could tell me what else to try that would be awsome because i think i'm getting grey hairs over this..lol

A:Solved: Interesting problem

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Here's the situation:

-Mozilla Firefox runs normally, but Internet Explorer and every other program that uses the internet cannot connect.

-Every five seconds, certain things stop and skip for a few seconds, such as videos, games, and even typing this text.

-System restore won't work. I tried to restore the system to a date before the problems started, but the process is always incomplete, leaving no change in the system.

...and I made the mistake of running a registry cleaner before all this started.

I'm not sure what the problem is, specifically. Ideas, anyone?


A:[SOLVED] Interesting problem

Hi M_Gandhi and welcome to TSF !

Registry cleaners may do more harm than good. If the problem started after you ran the registry cleaner then it may be the thing that triggered it. You should always make a complete backup of your registry before you make any changes to it, we'll tell you how to do that when your problem is solved (let's hope we can solve it without reinstalling). If you're lucky then maybe the software you used made an automatic backup and you'll be able to revert the changes. Check the software's help or manual.

What makes you say the system restore process is incomplete ? Do you get an error message ?

You can try the system file checker if you have the XP CD. Go to start => run and type sfc /scannow (the space is important). Sfc will search for missing or corrupted system files and replace them with a good copy. It may ask you for the CD if it can't find a backup on the hard drive. It will take some time to scan your system files, just don't do anything else while it's running.

Run internet explorer, go to tools => internet options => connections and check that the settings there are the same than in firefox => tools => options => advanced => network => settings.

Run the task manager (press ctrl + alt + del) and go to the processes tab. Check whether there's a particular process other than the system idle process that's taking some cpu usage when your programs seem to stop.

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I have a very strange problem with my nvidia geforce 5200 graphics board.
I recently formatted a new hard disk and reloaded all my software and drivers.
After a week of normal operation I ended up with a blank screen on start up.
I uninstalled the driver and re-installed . It worked again for about a week then a blank screen.
Then I saw the onboard graphics (pro-savage)was still enabled so disabled that and again all was fine for about a week.
So no matter what I do it works for a week only.
I have the latest driver for winxp (66.93).
I have a new hard disk and new RAM and everything else is ok.
Any ideas?

A:nvidia graphics problem

umm, 66.93 is like 3 yrs old. The current release is 81.98.
I'm not saying this is the problem with it corrupting every week and most likely isn't the problem, but just FYI.

Your problem could be a trojan or spyware, have you got protection and scanned for this? Does the on-baord video keep turning on each time you lose the 5200 output? Or was that a one time case? If yes then this could be a mobo failure, or if you're lucky a dieing CMOS battery (i.e. they're a buck or 2).

Can you give us more info on your PC. Motherboard, CPU, #of HDD, optical drives (DVD, CD), the age and watts and make of the PSU. See if you can read the label on the side of the PSU and post here the 3.3, 5 and 12Volt amps.


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Hi There,

I am seeking some advice in regard to completing my windows 7 installation. I am currently running windows XP 32 bit and am ready for windows 7 64 bit.

My machine consists of the following components and as far as I know, all run fine:
(I have put a * next to what I THINK may be causing an issue)

550w Coolermaster PSU
Asus M4N78 Motherboard ( I have flashed BIOS so it can run Win 7 64bit)
AMD Dual Core 7750 Phenom CPU
NVIDIA 9500GT Graphics Card*
4GB PC2-800 / DDR2-800 Ram*
1Tb WD Cavier Black Hard disk

Okay, so on this set up, I can run windows XP no problem. All works as it should. I start installing Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate or Professional, (custom install) and that works fine until after a few restarts. As the installation nears the last stretch where it states "completing installation" or something close to that, the screen goes black and flickers and will not do anything at all thereafter (While the comp is running).

My first thought is that my Graphics card is letting me down. The original drivers on it only allow for windows Vista (Maximum), yet If I wanted to update the drivers to windows 7 capable ones, it will not allow me to do so on/while running win Xp. The card CAN do Win 7, but I CAN'T install the driver for it at all as windows 7 will not let you install drivers for graphics, Pre-install.

That being said, I heard that windows 7 preloads drivers for your card to run through the CPU to allow it to display and run... Now if th... Read more

A:Windows 7 Installation Problem. Possibly Graphics Card? Opinions Reqd.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please download and run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor on your XP setup. It will highlight any problem areas that need addressing before you upgrade to the new operating system.


According to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center, your graphics card is OK to use, but I think your RAM mismatch may be the problem.

Remove the DDR2 RAM, and then try to install Windows 7. If that doesn't work, put the DDR2 RAM back and try with just PC2 Apacer RAM (Windows 7 will be fine with 2Gb of RAM).

You can also download the Crucial Memory Scanner for recommendations on configuring any RAM upgrade.


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Hi all I am just wondering if this problem I seem to be having with Firefox is one which everyone is having. I believe I have the most recent version of Firefox and I am finding that when I start up Firefox everything is fine, all my toolbars and everything appear just fine. However, the problem I am experiencing happens when I go to close or minimize Firefox, all the sudden my X and Max/Min buttons have disappeared, the button/drop down menu on the left which says Firefox is still there but the buttons on the right aren't (they are there when I start it up).

I find it interesting though that even though the buttons aren't there if I click in the respective area where the X button would be it will exit the browser or if I click the respective area where the Max/Min button is it will maximize or minimize the browser.

Not really that big of a problem, but I am just wondering if this is intentional feature or if it is a bug in the programing of the browser.

A:Solved: Interesting Firefox Problem/Bug

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Hi guys,
I'm having a small, yet interesting problem:
A while ago my short cut for explorer, winkey + E, stopped working. Instead of opening up explorer it only reacts to the winkey input and opens the start menu (as if the E was never pressed). It's quite odd, since the other short cuts work fine (winkey + D, winkey + M, etc...). I haven't done anything special as far as I can recall, I'm simply bewildered.

I've done some research but finally gave up. And then lightning struck me, you guys are helping me with viruses on my friends computer, so this should be the place to go!

Hoping for some genius to clear out this little dilemma of mine Cheers, you guys rock!

A:Solved: Interesting problem with winkey

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Hello, i got one of those classic problems you are probably sick to read about on these forums.
This one could however be slightly more interesting than the usual ones...it is to me, at least.

to sum it up before you read the whole story:
I'm stuck in a limited user account(on winXP pro SP2) with:
-A critical STOP: 0x000000F4 BSOD when i try to acess admin level accounts which isnt corrected by a windows repair
-impossibility to use the "run as administrator" option on anything even if i know the admin password
-impossibility to access safe mode (the pc resets as soon as the account choice menu pops out)
-impossibility to delete or overwrite any file made with the admin account, launch msconfig etc.

The cause doesn't seem to be:
Lately my system (windows XP pro) became slightly unstable, with some random runtime errors and similar things.
I decided to use the windowsXP cd to "repair a current installation of windowsXP" to avoid losing data.
After the reinstall everything was fine for three days, after which, on startup, i got a BSOD with STOP: 0x000000F4 (critical process/thread terminated unexpectedly)
Soon it became clear to me that the problem was permanent(BSODto at every startup, right after i digit the main account password).

Without worrying i hard reset and access the safe mode, but as... Read more

A:Solved: A slightly interesting problem...

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hi all, i have a NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE graphics card, i bought it recently cuz my old one broke, i think somebody took it out and played around with it and basically damaged it but anyway i bought this new graphics card just a short while ago and it's working fine on my PC. The thing is sometimes when i play games there's a glitch, it's not the games problem because this problem happened to most of the games that i played and it didn't happen be4 on my previous graphics card so the glitch is not produced from the games. The glitch is produced from the graphics card, i can't exactly describe wat the glitch is but when i play the games and when the "GLITCH" happens, u can easily see that some parts of the objects are gone, e.g. there was this time when i was playing Need For Speed Underground and some parts of the car are gone, like a hole or something in it and basically u don't see the whole object or background, also sometimes there's this line that shouldn't be in the background or in the game, like u can see lines everywhere and it's just messed up basically, the colours are the same but just parts of the objects are missing and the whole background is screwed up. I've updated the drivers already and i tried taking out the graphics card and putting it back in the slot and it didnt work, this problem doesn't happen all the time but sometimes it does. Also sometimes when i play MMORPG games, i log out and log ... Read more

A:Nvidia Graphics card problem

here i got the screenshot of wat the glitch looks like:


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I have a Medion MD-1567 Pentium 4 that has SIS on board graphics. I put in a Nvidia AGP graphics card (GeForce 3 older gen) with a DVI connected widescreen Hanns-G monitor that is made for 1440x900 resolution. All works OK but I get a crazy flashing screen when I right click on any movie file that is set to view as a thumbnail, when the windows screen appears during start up, when windows desktop first comes up during start up, and also when I bring up the Nvidia control panel or display settings. This isn't the end of the world but I'd like to eliminate if possible. Does anyone think it might be related to drivers loaded for the Sis onboard graphics? I noticed there are Sis651 drivers loaded on the add and remove screen but I'm concerned they might also run the AGP port that the Nvidia driver is plugged into or perhaps control more than just on board graphics. If anyone thinks I could safely remove, please let me know. Also, any other ideas would be appreciated. I've gone as far as reloading windows cleanly, trying other Nvidia drivers but it hasn't eliminated my jumping screen.

A:Nvidia AGP Graphics Card Problem

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I have updated my nVidia 6600GT card to an nVidia Quadro FX3400 professional card. The card works fine, but XP professional (64bit) still thinks the card is a 6600GT. I un-installed the drives and downloaded the lastest from the nVidia website, but to no avail. Any ideas anybody?

And while I'm at it, if the Quadro FX3400 is using the 6600GT driver, can I install my 6600GT as well, using the second SLI slot, and use them together(seeing that Windows thinks they are both 6600GT's), or is that tempting fate?

A:Problem with nVidia Graphics cards

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ok most games work ok but a few are having a problem with the 3d rendering like knights online I am unable to see the 3d characture in the caracture creation and the only thing that shows up in game on the screen is the weapon the characture has equiped, also I downloaded a demo for alien vs predatoe 2 and the 3d is messed in that as well same sort of problem if any one has any Idea as to how to fix it or what may be causing the problem

graphics card geforce2 mx/mx 400, memory size 64mb ram, dac type intigrated RAMDAC
PC specs
windows XP pro
service pack 2

amd athalon processor 1.19GHz processor
512 mb ram

any help will be greatly apreciated

A:nvidia geforce2 mx/mx 400 graphics problem

All I can suggest is try different drivers. www.guru3d.com has many many nvidia drivers you can dl. I'd shoot for anything between say the detonator 17.xx series and the detonator 42.xx. You aren't going to get get any advantage out anything higher than because they are optimized for newer cards and features yours does not support.

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First off let me say thanks to everyone who is going to help me; this site has helped me numerous times via searching and posting, so again thanks. On to the problem……………

I have a Medion PC (motherboard – MSI MS-7046, P4, 512 MB RAM. (if you need more info just ask…but don’t make fun of my tiny PC, I know it needs to be upgraded but it is just a house PC)

I connect to the internet via a WLAN USB wireless connector (Netopia 802.11b – model # SWL-2300U) and this problem is that I can only connect to an unsecured wireless connection (any unsecured connection…I have tried 3 different ones and they all work when in range), but I cannot connect to a security enabled wireless network. When I click connect, instead of prompting me to provide a password (which I have) it attempts to detect the network type. Then after about 20 sec. it sends me the following message, “Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again.” But when I refresh the connection it is still there (as it was before with a good signal strength – 3 or more bars). It does this with any security-enabled wireless network.

Things I have done – reloaded the drivers for the adapter, updated the drivers (via manufacture website), checked the device manager to see that it is working correctly. Not sure what else to do, hence my current post….help.

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A:Solved: Interesting wireless internet problem

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I consider myself pretty computer literate and I will describe this problem as best I can. About 2 weeks ago I unhooked my laptop from my Gateway FHD2400 monitor and took it with me out and about. I have used this monitor/laptop setup for almost 2 years with no major problems. I don't remember any kind of serious bump or fall which could have damaged it while I was out. Yet when I got back and attempted to hook it up to my monitor, nothing. No reaction, I had no idea what the problem was. Tried a couple of restarts which didn't do anything so I just left it for a bit.

The next week I hooked up my monitor to my friends laptop using my HDMI cord and it worked no problem, so I assumed my HDMI port was damaged and ordered a VGA cable.I also hooked up my laptop to his T.V via my HDMI port and cable and that worked also. I don't know why I didn't check this before I ordered the VGA cable but I didnt. So the VGA cable arrived today but when I went to hook it up to my monitor, again nothing. My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with the most current driver (downloaded today) and the rest of my specs are in my profile.

An addition detail to this is that when the problem first happend (2 weeks ago) I was running Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit and have since upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I did a complete wipe and reinstallation. Before this however I downloaded a utility from gateway called EZ tune which basically allows you further control a... Read more

A:Solved: A pretty interesting problem with my monitor...

Solved by googleing my monitor and found out how to restore to factory settings, after doing so was instructed to install eztune and enter password for monitor and it works now. Strange.

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Hi All,

just after installing Windows 7 on my laptop and i have discovered an issue with the taskbar along the bottom...

When i move my mouse pointer towards the bottom of the screen, another one starts to appear as if from off the screen!!!

Now be careful everyone and stop typing... let me finish...

i have tried a few things already and discovered some shocking facts about Dell (yes i know, i've got a dell) and Nvidia who believe they are the leader in graphic technology!!!!

first i booted to safe mode.. glich gone! resolution bad.....
booted back to normal windows and changed the resolution to a really big one and gone again!

i have uninstalled the driver and tried installing one in every possible compatability mode, yet all i get is failure!!
So where do i go now? Nividia's website? They dont support me cause my machine is an OEM and Dell? They will only give me drivers for xp and 32bit Vista or they say "your warranty has expired sir, i cannot help you" (in my best Apu accent)

Don't ge me wrong, Nvidia's website does have loads of drivers for Windows 7 x64 but sadly not for me!!!

Can anyone help?

System--- Dell XPSM1210
GPU--- Nvidia Geforce Go 7400
OS--- Windows 7 64bit

P.S. I've tried Windows Update

A:Windows 7 Nvidia Graphics Card Problem

Thats why I don't use NVidia...

But have you tried Vista x64 drivers since the 7 didn't work out? They are enough of the same OS it might work...

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My system:
Motherboard: Foxconn 6150K8MA
Graphics: Onboard Nvidia 6150
Ram: 3 GB DDR
O.S. Win7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Problem: With Win XP (before upgrade to Win 7) showed graphics ram to be 256MB. Now, with Win 7, shows only 64MB graphics ram ( I used CPU-z), and video playback and games are now much worse. I can't seem to find anything in the Bios that will enable me to assign more memory to the graphics. And yes, I have tried all the latest Nvidia drivers, to no avail. Am I missing something? Any help will be appreciated.
Many thanks.

A:Nvidia 6150 onboard graphics problem with Win 7

HI russellbennett, Welcome to Seven Forums.

Try this. Nvidia.pdf

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Hello everyone,

I am having problems with my Nvidia graphics card. I have bought Windows 7 ultimate yesterday and installed it on my Sony Vaio VGN-FE11M laptop. I have installed the latest driver, said to be Windows 7 compatible, but when I load up a game it comes up the blue screen error message. Any ideas?
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce Go 7400

Thanks NoA.

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Evening all!

I have been trying (in vain) to install a PNY GeForce 6200 Graphics card.

I removed the existing board from the Device Manager prior to removing the old board and fitting the new one.
After fitting the new board and rebooting, I am presented with the "New Hardware Found" wizard. I canceled this and ran the drivers from the supplied CD (I already have DirectX9 installed). After the driver installation had completed - the setup prog. said the drivers had been successfully installed, I rebooted, after which the "New Hardware Found" wizard appeared as the card had not installed.

The card is recognised as being on board by the computer, and if I try to install the drivers either via the above wizard, or via the Device Manager and using the reinstall drivers option, it recognizes the card and looks for drivers.
I have pointed it towards the Driver CD, and also to a folder on my Hard Disk where I have downloaded the latest drivers. the installation process seems OK, but then I have the message "There was a problem installing this hardware, Video Controller (VGA compatible). An error occured during the installation of the device. The data is invalid".

I have disabled all items (Inc. Virus Killer) in the system tray and removes all references to Nvidia that I can find.

I am running XP Pro with SP2, have plenty of H. Disk space and otherwise exceed the min. requirements of the board.

All ideas and help will be much appreciated!!!!!
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I have some problem with installing new version of NVIDIA Graphics Driver. When I try to do it I have this error. The message means:

Install can not continue
This graphics controller could not find compatible graphics hardware.

Any idea why ? I tried to find help forum on Nvidia web page but there isn't.


A:Problem with installing NVIDIA Graphics Driver

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Hi,I have y700 15ISK 80NW laptop which has Nvidia 960m and Intel HD graphics 530. My problem is I cannot run some games such as Fifa 16 Rocket League.  I get errors. I guess it is happening because my laptop is trying to run games with Intel graphics card. Sometimes restarting laptop or disabling and enabling nvidia card from device manager can solve the problem. But after some hours or the next day I am having the same issue again. I tried -Installing latest drivers from Lenovo's website.-Installing latest drivers from Nvidia's and Intel's websites.-Re-installed games and formatted/clean installed windows 10. Nothing has worked.   When I first bought this laptop Windows 10 home was installed then I clean installed original Windows 10 Enterprise. Can this cause problem? Do I need to try installing Win10 home? One last thing, I wonder am I the only one having issues with graphics card on this laptop?  


That should not make a difference which build you use as its not a server version. However, being clean install you will have to be certain you have installed all the manatory driver and software Lenovo requires for it to run and manage the power properly. The Optimus Nvidia driver package would have a control center which is aware of games and turns it on automatically. If not then you manually configure it for specific applications. EG. You can have it run on the 960 with Chrome for example if you specify that.There are thread about controlling this if you search and maybe on Nvidia's website. Otherwise you may have to contact Lenovo Tech support for help if its new and in warranty. Controlling and changing the BIOS is a no no and you are asking for trouble.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Windows 7 Home Prem - 64bit w/8GBZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bit FHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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I have recently been having problems with my computer. For example, when I view pictures with some black in them, in the black part of the area there are lots of red dots , but only in the black parts. I think its not just Black but any dark colours. I also get some different coloured dots on some websites that I visit (Eg. Ebay, This site)
I also get EXTREMELY annoying colour clashes when I play San Andreas, and the same red dots all over the roads and characters in the game. It was never like this before. The colour clash is alot like the one in Vice City, but this one doesnt seem to have a patch to it. Im not sure whether I need to update the drivers again but as far as i know they are up to date (from Nvidia.com) My graphics card is NviDia Geforce 5200

The screenshot gives an idea of what the problem is like on this site as I see it now.

Please help me!

A:Problem with NVidia 5200 Graphics Card!!

can be one of 3 things:

You have a bad driver (most likely)

your CPU and/or memory is failing

your card is failing

run memtest 86+ from a floppy to test memory

ensure you have the latest drivers and BIOS

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I am having some extreme difficulty with the Nvidia 740m graphics card in my Toshiba satellite laptop i purchased around a year ago. I have attached some images showing the Nvidia control panel preview window which shows the problems with said GPU. Upon loading any application with the Nvidia graphics card as the preferred processor flickering squares visible in the attached images form in the window, this goes on for multiple seconds before the whole screen flickers and my Laptop either freezer or blue-screens. this results in my having to manually reboot it as if i leave it the laptop gets very hot.
To my knowledge this all started to occur when i updated to window 8.1 however this may only be coincidence. I have have updated drivers, uninstalled and deleted all Nvidia programs and data from my computer in an attempt to fix this problem. Nothing has worked so far.

Microsoft Windows 8.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40GHz
Installed Memory (RAM): 8.00 GB (7.87 usable)
Operating System: 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
GPU: GeForce 740M
Driver version: 344.11

Appreciate any help possible

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Hi, I'm new here and I would appreciate it if someone could give me some feedback on this as I have not much of a clue with computer hardware.

About a day ago, my computer (an almost 3 yr old Acer Aspire 5680 with a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 256MB graphics) just blacked out on me, totally shutting down. And, when it started up, there was green vertical lines while the window logo was at the background and it was loading. Then, there was a flash of a blue screen with some words on it and proceeded to prompt me if I wanted to start it normally, on safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc.

So, I tried "Start windows normally" and it did not work. It restarted again. There was also some distortion on the images. Then, I tried it on "Safe mode with networking" and my computer works just fine except for the poorer image resolution. Hence, now I can work on Safe mode but view videos without audio.

Can anyone tell me if this is a hardware problem? I suspect it is the graphic card problem since my computer shuts down on me whenever I'm playing games or loading a few videos at once, and the back of the laptop where the fan is, is very hot.

A:Is this a hardware- graphics card problem?

This has all the makings of a failing screen, based on your report of the green vertical lines.
Otherwise, you have a hardware failure of the nVidia GeForce Go7600, which cries for replacement.

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This is my first time on the forum, thanks in advance for your help.
I have a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card in a machine that I built and I can’t get the graphic card to work properly. I’ve installed and enabled the drivers – when I reboot the machine, I get the Windows 7 startup screen and then it goes blank. I reboot in Safe Mode – disable drivers – reboot, and it works fine with the integrated onboard drivers. My 6yr old HP monitor is connected to the graphics card using a DVI to VGA adapter (would this cause a problem? I was told no). The motherboard doesn’t have a dedicated video output, so the video I’m getting from integrated drivers is passing through this card. Everything in the machine is working fine except for this problem. I’m not a gamer, but I would eventually like to do video work on this machine and would like to get this card to work properly. In a couple of weeks I will have the opportunity to put this card in another machine but until then is there anything I can do to diagnose the problem?

OS – Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1
CPU Type - DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2, 2600 MHz (13 x 200) 5200+
Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-M57SLI-S4 / Latest Bios
Motherboard Chipset - nVIDIA nForce 570 SLI, AMD Hammer
System Memory - 3328 MB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Video Adapter & 3D Accelerator – nVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS – Windows 7 compatible
Corsair TX650W power supply

A:Graphics Card Problem - NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS

"Integrated drivers" - I suppose that you mean the generic Windows VGA drivers.

Has your hardware ever worked in Windows 7?

Windows 7 is pretty good at including drivers, but it may not include drivers for your nVidia nForce 570 SLI chipset. (I had that with my nVidia/AMD laptop.)

They're available at www.nvidia.com. Make sure that you get the correct bit depth (32 bit, from what you've posted), and the AMD version (not Intel).


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I have a farily low end computer that has

Motherboard: Winfast (not sure of model number)
CPU: 2.6GHz AMD Athlon 64 x2

I have fitted a 7200 card into the motherboard and uninstalled the motherboard graphics driver. Then when I got to install the card driver which I got off the internet it re-installs the motherboard graphics drive and says that it has Nvidia 6200 or Nvidia 6100B or something like that as a graphics card.

It is starting to anoy me now because I can't play even old games on it at the moment.

Any ideas would be great

A:Nvidia Motherboard and Graphics Card Driver Problem

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Hey everyone,

I've been having this system lock up problem on my PC.


350watt power supply
Asus M3A78-EM
AMD 5200X2
2GB OCZ Platinum DDR1066
Maxtor 320GB PATA

The problem occurs when I installed an 8500GT Nvidia graphics card. The system would run for a little then completly lock up. All I would be left with was an EventID: 6008 in the Event Viewer once I reset.

Once I remove the 8500GT and run on the onboard 3200HD drivers all is well.
Nothing locks up the system responds fine.

I dont think the system is infected with anything as this is a fresh install on a fresh hard drive. Previously the system ran with XP on a different hard drive (120gb, the 320 was storage) and had no trouble with lockups.

I'm not sure what the problem could be. Originally, I thought it might be power supply--but after trying a 430watt nothign changed. A friend of mine suggested drivers. All mine are up to date. Hopefully someone here could help.



A:System Freezing Problem AMD Chipset / Nvidia Graphics

Hi Kris and welcome to Vista Forums

I have had a look at the motherboard specifications: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and I think your problem lies here.

As you can see, the motherboard has an ATI GPU built in and you are trying to add an NVidia card and, I suspect, make use of the above feature.
Unfortunately, ATI and NVidia use different drivers and I think that your problem is caused by a driver conflict. If you want to take advantage of this feature of your motherboard, then you will need an ATI graphics card.

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Hi all, I'm new to graphics card, please have mercy. I have a hp pavilion P6000 series PC, it's 5 years old now. I had my graphics card replaced into a NVIDIA GT 610 graphics card 5 months ago. When I started using this graphics card it was okay for a week, no lags. It then started lagging for no reason and I don't know why. This lag occurs after a few seconds after desktop interface is shown on the screen. When it's lagging the mouse cursor doesn't run smoothly, it teleports when I'm moving my mouse, and when I put the mouse cursor over an icon the icon doesn't have that fade blue light shown immediately. So, I had to go to GeForce Experience app to reinstall my driver. After reinstalling the driver everything runs smoothly. No lags. Sometimes the screen just turns black and turns back on again and said that the driver stopped working and has recovered and everything runs smoothly ( this does not happen after I reinstall my driver, only happens if I had not reinstall my driver). Can someone help me with this problem? I'm really sick and tired of reinstalling my driver whenever I want to use my computer. Do drop questions if you don't understand what I'm talking about. Thanks

Sorry for my bad English.

A:NVIDIA GT 610 Graphics Driver Problem,lags after turning on PC

Have you used nvidias auto driver tool to download the latest drivers?

Could be the card is going bad-was a lemon.

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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I have a Zotac GT 610 2GB Synergy Edition graphics card. I have been trying to install my graphics card for quite some time now :/ When I open the installation driver, it says "nvidia graphics driver could not find compatible hardware". I cannot find my graphics card in the device manager. The only graphics card I can find is the inbuilt Intel graphics. Can someone help me install my driver? Thanks!

A:Nvidia graphics driver could not find compatible hardware

Should I uninstall my Intel driver?

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Hi guys, I been having a strange problem with my graphics card lately. Randomly yesterday I was playing Call of Duty (Modern Warfare 2) and suddenly the graphics went crazy on me (see attached pictures). I can't imagine what would randomly cause this to happen. While I originally thought it was a problem with just this game, there are small noticable graphics glitches that occur on my computer now. On startup, for instance, the computer screen has tiny white dots going up and down, and there are some other minor glitches but nothing extremely noticable.
Basically I'm wondering if this could possibly be a fixable software problem, or if it's a hardware issue. Last year I had my graphics card suddenly break, but the computer was basically unusable after that, which leads me to believe this may actually be a driver problem with my graphics card. I installed new drivers for the card but it had no effect.

My card is a Radeon HD 4350.
The only change in the computer I can think of is that I installed a demo of a game (Jedi Knight II), which played perfectly fine, and played Call of Duty afterwards and everything was working fine for at least a little while before this problem surfaced.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:Is this graphics problem hardware or software related?

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I successfully installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit by choosing custom install on my Sony Vaio VGN-NR21S. I didnt delete my Windows Vista Home Edition 32-bit recovery partition.

I am having difficulty in updating the graphics card which is a Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT. I downloaded a desktop 8400 driver from Nvidia site(UK) for me.

I then used the mobility modder tool for Nvidia and it modified the inf file. I then ran the Setup.exe from the Nvidia directory.

The problem is that i keep getting a message saying "The System has not been modified" after running the setup.exe

I then tried the notebook 8400M GT driver from Nvidia site(even though its not supported by Sony) That didnt work.

So i then tried using the Mobility modder on the notebook 8400M driver but the same problem occurs.

I am not confident in modifying the inf file outlined in the following:

LinkNVIDIA Driver - Convert from Desktop to Mobile (Laptop):

Here are my hardware ID's:


if possible could somebody create me an inf file please?

Thanks in advance,

A:Problem with updating Nvidia Geforce 8400M GT graphics card

This wasn't what you asked, but -

Can you install the Vista graphics driver?

I had to do something like that with my Compaq notebook (8200M graphics). Since doing that, I was able to get drivers from Windows Update or use the generic nVidia mobile drivers. I can't tell you whether it was necessary, but it may have helped.

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Hi, I play CS:GO on the computer pretty often and the computer I use wouldn't necessarily be called a reliable or good computer for that matter. But Recently ( yesterday ) I was playing and then randomly my computer started having screen tears and then it eventually blue screened. I let it do it's thing, but during the reboot, the resolution had been changed ( black bars on top/bottom and both sides ) and there were a bunch of random zig zag lines on the screen. My normal resolution is 1920x1080 and now since the crash yesterday I can't change it any higher than 1280x1024. I've tried updating my drivers and nothing has changed it. A friend told me to try and open Nvidia Control Panel and it says something along the lines of "Nvidia display settings are not available - There is no display currently connected to an Nvidia GPU". I have no idea what that means as I am by no means a computer wiz.

Graphics Card - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Thanks in advance guys.

A:Nvidia Graphics Card problem, blue screens and reso changes

Hi, Welcome to Seven forums.

Get DriverSweeper first and the latest available drivers for the GPU. Uninstall the drivers and run the sweeper. This will remove the left overs of the old drivers. After this, install the latest drivers for the GPU now. It will be like fresh install of the drivers.

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Hi, whenever I try to run my copy of after effects, after about 10-20 minutes when I'm trying to do things, it stops responding and a message about the NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M card comes up saying it has stopped working (crashed or whatever) does anyone know if this is because of after effects stopping making the card stop? or the other way round - the card stops which crashes after effects? and most of all, is there anybody out there with a solution?

Many thanks

A:Adobe after effects crash, problem with nvidia graphics card?

I'm a bit confused, the specs outline this to be a desktop but the graphics are mobility series...
Which one is it?

Anyhow if it's a mobility series my first thought would be overheating.

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Im pretty sure that my this is a problem with my graphics card. I would like a second opinion before I go forking out for a new one.

The other day I while playing a game a got a CTD error saying something along the lines of "nvlddkm has stopped responding but has recovered". Everything seemed fine after, but later on the computer froze up completely. When I restarted there was dotted vertical lines on the screen on the dell screen and the windows loading screen. Then I was greeted with the blue screen citing nvlddkm.sys as the problem.

I booted in safe mode and uninstalled the card, then reinstalled but Im still having the problem.

Some assistance would be greatly appreciated.

The card is a Nvidia 7900gs btw and Im running Vista 32bit btw

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Problem - nvlddkm.sys crash & blue screen

I'm not a tech guru, but if it does turn out to be a problem with the NVIDIA graphics card, do you know about the class action settlement related to many of their cards. Repair or replacement at NVIDIA's expense would help, yes? You can check to see if your computer is listed at http://www.nvidiasettlement.com/affectedmodels.html

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