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Nvidia video card problem

Q: Nvidia video card problem

Hi, I'm havign some trouble with my video card. It's a 7900 GT. So my issue is that a few weeks ago I installed new drivers for it and I started having problems with the graphics of all my games. Certain pixels would stretch to random places, shadows would become purple, etc. Well nvidia came out with a new driver said to fix this problem but it seems to me like it has done nothing. So I'm assuming either these drivers are messed up or I did something I didnt realise. Any ideas on what's up, what i can do to fix it, and is anyone else having these problems?

Preferred Solution: Nvidia video card problem

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Nvidia video card problem

And that ladies and gentlemen is called artifacts dude im getting the same problems as well read my post and look at rage's post it'll probably help you out

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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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I just bought a new game, and when I installed it it gave me an "graphics driver cannot run OpenGL 1.3"

I tried downloading the latest VGA driver from NVIDIA, but when i try to extract it two files do not extract. It gives me a 0x80004005 error code.

Any information on how to fix this extraction problem OR, even better, how to get my video driver to support OpenGL 1.3 would be excellent.


A:NVIDIA Video card driver problem

It would help us a lot to know what your graphics card *is*....

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Hi all. My computer has a very strange problem with nvidia graphic cards. For some reason they dont work in Windows 2000 or XP. They work perfectly in 98 though. When i try to use an nvidia card in my computer with either xp or 2000 it says "This Device Could Not Start (Code 10). Yet any other brand works fine. I tried to install new graphic card drivers but that didnt help. Could this problem be with my bios? Do i need to flash it? Or is my motherboard not compatible with nvidia video cards? The motherboards chipset is the VIA Apollo PRO 133.
Ive tried both a geforce MX440 and a Vanta LT but they both do exactly the same thing.

These are my system specs:
Windows 2000 Pro SP4
Intel Pentium III 800mhz
192MB Ram
10GB Hdd
Nvidia Vanta LT 8MB AGP

Thanks, Nissanman

A:Weird Nvidia Video Card Problem

You have a very old/outdated motherboard and system. If you can get along with any other card besides the Nvidia cards, go ahead and use them. I really doubt if a bios upgrade is available for your board

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Hello all,
I have never posted here before, but I am at my wits end. I just bought a video card out of a Dell Dimension 8100 to install in my computer. I have a Gigabyte GA-7ZX-1 motherboard, VIA KT133 AGPset, socket A cpu, with a 600 MhZ AMD Duron processor. I have 128MB PC133 SDRAM, and currently have a VooDoo3 3000 PCI video card. On my first attempt to install the new video card, I removed the current drivers, shut down the computer, switched video cards and upon reboot I have no display and the computer just beeped. So I reinstalled the voodoo card and reinstalled the drivers, everything is fine. Shut down the computer put the GeForce card in an rebooted. Went online and downloaded both the Nvidia drivers and the Dell specific drivers. When I tried to run the self-installing programs they both say that the Nvidia chipset is not installed on my computer. I found the CPU to AGP controller in my system devices and in shows no problems, not disabled, no exclamation point. I tried to "Add New Hardware" from the control panel and it Windows does not recognize that it is even there. Can any one shed some light on this??

A:Problem with 32MB Nvidia GeForce2 MX video card

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I have an Nvidia 6800 Ultra card. Two months ago all mpeg, avi, etc. clips started playing in what I describe as ghostly images. Color is distorted with a gray and white tint. Happens on all saved clips, news clips, entertainment clips, etc. Initially thought my card was going bad but have ran various tests and AquaMark3 with excellent results. I also play games (DOOM3, HalfLife2, etc.) with excellent resolution. I did a clean install of operation system and everything from ground up but still have the same problem. Any suggestions for troubleshooting?

A:Video Card Problem Nvidia 6800 Ultra

Are you using the latest Nvidia driver? www.nvidia.com

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I have a 3 year old Gateway GT5012 with a Gateway customized Intel D945GCZ Rev 15A motherboard that has PCIex16. Gateway has a custom version called the Cortez motherboard. I have tried unsuccessfully to install a BFG nVidia 8800 GT and PNY 8600 GT PCIe video card. The computer does not recognize either. It gives a hardware timeout when I tell it to update the drivers on the generic video driver that Vista 32 defaults. The error screen does list the proper hardware but says the driver install failed due to timeout.

Here is what I have tried so far:
- Updated BIOS to latest revision,circa 2006, Intel drivers do not load only Gateway drivers
- Updated chipset drivers from Intel website
- Disabled onboard graphics driver in BIOS
- Installed latest nVidia drivers
- Returned 8800 card and bought 8600 at recommendation of BFG support
- Reseated card
- Upgraded power supply to 500W

A:Problem installing nVidia 8x00 video card

Looks like you did all the right things. Maybe some leftover driver junk is causing your problem. See here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1655

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Hi all,

I am having a baffling issue regarding the install of an Nivdia Geforce GT710 video card into an HP
H8-1217c desktop running windows 10. Here is the problem as described below:

The card installs into the motherboard with no problem. When the desktop boots up, I get the startup splash screen for several seconds then the screen goes blank. The computer does not crash and shut down, but becomes unresponsive until I shut it down. If I take the card out, the desktop runs with no problems.

I've researched the card for several weeks and it appears to be a good match for the desktop I'm trying to install
it in, so I am at a loss to explain why this is happening. The desktop in question is being used for processing home videos and the video card supports 2 displays which is what I am looking for.

Any ideas and suggestions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

The specs of the desktop in question are below:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8098 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1851 GB (211 GB Free); D: 11 GB (1 GB Free); P: 1862 GB (1170 GB Free);
Antivirus: ThreatTrack Security VIPRE, Disabled

Again, thanks in advance for any ideas and suggestions.


A:Problem Installing Nvidia GeForce GT710 Video Card

You appear to have a HP Pavilion HPE h8-1217c Desktop PC.
Its Pegatron motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot for adding a graphic card, and it has a 300W power supply.
I'm very familiar with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 graphic card, and your HP desktop should be able to handle it just fine.

After you uninstall the driver for the Intel graphic device, then shut down(not restart) that desktop, then install the graphic card, then start up that desktop, it should load fine.
You need to be patient and let it go through its startup process.
Once it does, then you can install the current driver (388.13) for the graphic card.

What do you mean when you say that desktop becomes unresponsive until you shut it down?
What exactly is it doing after you press the power-on button?


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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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Going into a slightly amd 1800+ system.

Best bang for the buck under $100.

A:Best nvidia agp video card for $100 or less?

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Ok I am running 2 dual video cards, both by Nvidia, 9600 GT & 9800 GT.

Do I need to use both CD's to re-install the drivers for Win 7 64?

Or are the drivers already updated with Win 7?

Or do I need to go to Nvidias website and get the latest drivers?

A:Do I still need to use my Nvidia video card CD's?

Got to NVidia's site to get latest drivers for Win 7 x64. Run it and let it install. Use the device manager to see what is going on with each individual card after. Use the device manager to install to one or both if the setup.exe doesn't do so.

Good luck.

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I'm looking at the latest video cards that are out, i.e ATI X1600XT/X1800XT/X1900XT and Nvidia 7600GT/7900GT. I'll have an X2 and a ASUS SLI/Crossfire mobo for upgradability. I'm not a big gamer and want image quality so am leaning towards ATI. I'm into video/photo editing and HTPC/Multimedia, but want the card to last 3 or more years into Vista and what apps in my fields of interest become available for it. I know DX10 is coming and who knows what versions after that in this 3 year time span.

Should I get the cheap X1600XT/7600GT and wait till next year when Vista/DX10 are in service and the video cards are up to date to buy an expensive card if even then? I'm leaning this way but want varied opinion.

Will these cards not be able to take advantage of DX10+ when it comes? Will they run DX10+ at all or do I never apply that update?

My biggest goal is high quality/accurate image. But supporting all the Vista visual goodies and non-game apps to come is important. So which is it ATI or Nvidia? And which card for the winner?

A:Which video card? ATI or Nvidia?

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There is a video card from Nvidia that spec'd with 256 MB x16 ram. What does "x16" mean? does the video card have a total of 256MB? Is there a site that would explain this?

A:Nvidia 256 MB x16 video card

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I have a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 video card and an AMD 3.0 gig dual core processor and a . I am trying to use Sniper: Ghost Warrior II and it says my video card is not big enough. The card is build in to the mother board and I would like to get a bigger card but I don't know what to get. Don't know if it will even work with this mother board. I need help. I paid for the game, and would like to use it.

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I know that GTX 690 is the newest one.. but alot say its not worth it.. it costs alot but isnt really that much better compared to older GTX video cards..

So my question is which GTX currently would be best?

A:Best Nvidia video card so far?

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If I move my Side Bar up or down too fast and the Icons in a Group like C:\Windows where Take time to refresh my machine will get a weird Video pattern and crash. I have tried different refresh rates, Newest drivers & Testing my machine with Fix It Utilities 4.0 but nothing works. This is a 1.8 Ghz with a 120 GIG and a 17 Gig drive.
Anyone else have a problem like this???

A:Xtasy Nvidia MX 420 64 Meg Video Card

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I accidentally changed something and I don't know what! I can't get the color to be 256 bit, only 16. I tried downloading the latest driver but it didn't work. When I try to change it to 256 color it says to check the display in the device manager, and that says that everything is working. Can you give me any help??? Thanks

A:nvidia geforce 256 video card

Your going to need to get the drivers reinstalled. If you still have the installation cd run it and load the drivers from there. If not download the latest from http://www.nvidia.com.
Last ditch, go to device manager, remove the card, reboot and reinstall.

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I'm still learning.....

When I log on computer, screen shows "The ATI control panel
failed to initialize because no ATI driver is installed, or ATI driver is not working properly. The ATI control panel will now exit".

I know that has been discussed here, but this is my question: Isn't ATI a video card? I have Nvidea GeForce FX5500 in my system (XP, 1 G Ram)) yet this error message always appears. When I pull up display adaptors in device mgr, my Nvidea shows, nothing for ATI does.

So, do I need both? I just updated drivers on my video card and direct x due to a game freezing. That didn't help. Then I remembered this error message and wondered if it had something to do with it.

Thanks alot for any help.

A:Do I need Ati drivers if I have Nvidia video card?

You don't need ATI drivers-they are for AMD/ATI graphics cards- uninstall them.
Use Driver Sweeper here:
in preference to "Add and Remove Programs" in the control panel. I would uninstall both the ATI and nVidia drivers and re-install the applicable nVidia driver to ensure you get an uncorrupted install.
The DirectX update should be fine.

You should only have the graphics driver from your graphics card vendor ( the manufacturer) i.e. Gigabyte, MSI, XFX, EVGA etc. If the card is an OEM product then download from here http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

FX5xxx branded cards (not OEM) may not run with the nVidia Forceware drivers so make sure you use the manufacturers recommended download if available.

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I have a Asus P5B motherboard with the nVidia 650i chipset.

Anyone know if the mobo/chipset is compatible with ATI Video cards?

A:nVidia Chipset and ATI Video Card

1. please post in the correct forum - audio/video
2. video cards generally are not dependant on mobo chipsets. (there are a few exceptions.) If you have a slot, you should be able to use it with the right drivers. If you have integrated video you will need to turn it off in BIOS.

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Since I installed a new nvidia video card (3D Blaster 4 Titanium 4200) in replacement of an older ATI , I have problems with this [email protected]!?&@ blue screen ( IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) after 15 minutes of normal use.
Everthing works great in safe mode, but I want my new video card
Is there a possibilty to remove some drivers to avoid a hard disk format ?-)
I'm using windows 2000 with a Dual 710 MHz Pentium III and a memory of 256 MB.



A:[SOLVED] nvidia & ATI video card

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Why can't I find where my 3d and open gl settings are? I see everything else, but I can see these. According to the book, they should be there. I've downloaded the newest drivers from nvidia. This is a new card to a newly built pc. 256 mb.

A:FX NVIDIA 5200 Video Card

They should be in Display Properties in Control Panel. Open up Display, then click on Settings, then click on the Advanced Button. Then you should see your settings. If they are not there its becuase the driver is not correctly installed or the AGP Acceleration is turned Off on that Advanced page.

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I have an Nvidia GeForce 4 MX 420. it is giving me sever problems when it comes do to running cinematic features in half to the majority of my computer games and i have been unable to figure out how to fix this problem. Can anyone help out here?:angry2:

A:Nvidia Video Card Problems

Try looking here. You can download new drivers from nvidia also.


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I was in my dorm yesterday and i decided to hook up my TV to my video card and do dual monitor. . . i have one problem i left my driver disk at home and i need a file (nv_4mini.sys) But like i said i am at college and cant get home anytime soon to get the CD with the files on it. . . I cant seem to find the file Any one who may know where i could find this file on-line or if someone could email it to me it would be awesome!!

A:Solved: Nvidia Video Card Help

You shouldn't need to install anything to hook up additional displays.

But you can go to Nvidia's website and download their latest driver, since its complaining about a Nvidia driver file.

Here's the latest driver: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_81.85.html

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im usually used to these sort of things like second nature, but i have NO CLUE at all in the world of graphics/video cards chips or whatever. ive spent the last 3 hours doing nothing at all trying to understand this...

My computer has an NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model64 pro video board. i have no clue at all what this is, but i know its what i have. The problem is that i want to play the Sims 2 (and other games later on), but the graphics are all slow and choppy. going through troubleshooting, it says i need a new 'driver', or, the latest driver provided by the video card chipset.

i have no idea what to get, how to get them, in what order and would really like it if someone could tell me what i should do (in simple terms), or just explain it all to me.

thanks to anyone who helps.

A:Video Card, Drivers, Nvidia? Help?

Here are the driver links at the Nvidia Home Page.Nvidia drivers Win98Nvidia drivers XP/W2kNvidia drivers XP Media Center

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A simple question guys and gals. I have an infinity for dell dimension 8100 and optiplex gx 400 towers. The boards are similar, vintage from the late 90's. They both use APG NVIDIA brand video cards, typicaly VGA only, although I have seen Svideo, and DVI, and even ANALOG line out connectors. How do I identify the model number of a given card to determine whether it would work in these boards. The NVIDIA part # eludes me. There are any printed #s on the card, both on labels, and in white ink. I do not see any I recognize as in ATI, GE FORCE, ect. I have several APG video cards in my pile and I need to identify them. Swapping cards is a slow way to test. In addition this process produces eveything from NO video to incorrect colors, to noise bars. Any info welcome. A list of compatible cards from N or others would also be welcome.

A:Nvidia branded APG video card

The best thing I can think is trying to look-up the serial number if there are still stickers on any of them, otherwise you'll have no choice but to swap them in your PC one at a time and see if you can ID them with GPU-Z.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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I have a tvout svideo connection on my video card and I have connected it to my tv, however I can't get it to work. Do I need software to run this application? I would like to view my monitor on my tv screen. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.


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HelloI have an older HP p600o desktop.  it doesnt get used much and I am very careful not to let anyone install crap on it.  I am wanting to install an aftermarket NVIDIA video card and need to know how to disable the onboard or propritary video card.  My motherboard is an IPIEL LA-3  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01746799 Computer is an HP P6000 system # AY576AA#ASBA      SER# MXU0140HK0 I installed the card and neither worked.  I am sure there is a jumper on the board that needs to be reconfigured to lock out the propritary video.   I am unable to locate it and I had no luck finding a manual for this board. help...... Larry


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A:Installing NVIDIA video card

Disregard.  I figured it out. Thanks

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Hi folks,

Bad storm came through this morning. Afterwards when booting pc all i've gotten was 800 x 600 resolution with 16 color.

I've downloaded and updated the drivers for monitor and the Nvidia GEForce4 MX 440 video card.

No help.

Each time I try to change the display it forces me to restart pc to allow change. Previously I could always see the display change and choose whether I wanted to keep it or not without a restart. When I accept change and restart, computer hangs and monitor light goes to standby. Only way to recover is a ctr-alt-del and enter. PC restarts but comes right back to the huge 800 x 600 resolution.

Machine is also very, very slow in everything it does since this morning. I tried moving the monitor to the onboard video and rebooting, but then it never came on ... stayed in standby mode.

Is it possible for me to disable the video card while still plugged into it and be able to revert back to the onboard video just to test the card?

I haven't had a lot of experience with monitors and video cards. I'm not even positive they are the problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Nvidia Video Card Fried?

G'day shesun4givn2...wow that is certainly a name!
I would suggest removing the power from the machine, then removing the video card and plugging the monitor back into the onboard video socket.
On re-power up it will (with luck) realise the onboard video is required and load the driver for it and produce an image.
You shouldn't need drivers at this point, hopefully you won't need to enter BIOS and make any changes.
See if you can get that up.
(It sounds like the video card may be crippled)
Lightning does not need to strike the prower lines to kill a machine, it is always worthwhile unplugging or fitting a surge protection device. (these work sometimes)
Cheers, qldit.

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Hello would like to know if I can connect my svideo tv out to my video in on my VCR and will it work? I don't have a svideo connection on my TV. I know I can convert svideo to RCA to work with my VCR. Any help would be appreciated, the people from dell don't have an answer.

A:Nvidia Ge force video card

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I've stumbled upon a slight mystery here,my video card has two sets of drivers, one from MSI and one from nvidia. Do you know which I'm supposed to use?

Using the MSI updater it says "current driver: not installed" it also says that the latest driver available is

I currently have installed Nvidia driver 285.79.

I just don't know why there are two drivers...

Any help appreciated, thanks.

A:Video card drivers - MSI or Nvidia?

there is no difference between The two drivers ,the drivers in both MSI site and Nvidia site are the same .but through The Nvidia official site you can download the latest drivers ,which it is not available until now in MSI offical site , hope this help

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i want to know which video card is better suited: nvidia or ati.
-what are pros and cons of both?
-how does the numbering system of both work?

about the set up:
-dual monitor set up
-i want to play new games but old games (20 years old) as well.
-i do not want to overclock, and just use 1 video card.
-reliability is more important than performance, the video card should be stable and be used for a long time.

A:nvidia or ati video card best suited

if it is a intel chipset m/b then nvidia

amd then ati

the higher the number is the newer version of the card

video cards and psu upgrades go hand in hand

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Hey I've been trying to install my new video card the computer is recognizing it as new hardware but when I plug the monitor cord into my computer the screen turns off, I also have an onboard card on my motherboard and that one works though. I have tried running the setup for the card but the screen still turns black when I go to the NX6600.


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I just got my NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT.

1) Uninstalled ATI Raedon x300 XPRESS Series (came with the computer)
2) Turned off the computer and inserted the Nvidia Geforce card in (it's a XFX btw) like the manual said
3) Started it back up and installed the drivers
4) Went to 'Setup' (when startin the PC) and changed Video Mode to PCI-E and disabled all BIOs except the sound

I go to start a game to test it out and I still get the same FPS. I wouldn't expect to get the same FPS as I did with the integrated graphics so I'm stuck and confused to why it's (exactly) the same FPS.

I have checked my display adapters and I only see "NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT" and it seems to recognize it's installed correctly.

Comp. Specs:
AMD Athlon
Windows XP

I'm probably going to build a new computer from scratch with this card LATER on but right now I want to use this with this computer.

A:Video Card Help - NVIDIA Geforce 7900 GT

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

What size CPU & PSU?

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I recently installed one of Nvidia's MX400 video cards on my computer and almost immediately began having my system completely freeze up. Sometimes there would be a spontaneous re-boot, but not usually. Sometimes there would be a short delay (1-15 minutes) before everything would seize, sometimes I could not completely boot before seizing, but seizing was inevitable.

On occasion, I would get an error message telling me that (to paraphrase) Windows had detected an error related to the driver for the MX 400. Ah ha!!

So... I removed the MX400 and replaced it with my old card, downloaded the newest driver, followed the instructions and replaced the MX400. Rebooted and had the same problem.

I read numerous posts in this forum from others with what sounds EXACTLY like my problem. Someone suggested it could be heat. So, I tried running the MX400 with the sides of my case off and a fan blowing into the rear of the case. The problem continued unabated.

Here are the system vitals... It's a home-made "moe-sheen" so there is no brand-name:

Windows XP Pro
512 Mb PC 2100
Dual HDD (20G C: & 10G D
TDK CD Burner & Compaq CD ROM

MoBo Specs (from the box):
1st Mainboard (Manufacturer)
Model AN-11
Support Socket A CPU
VIA KT266+8233 Chipset
AGP4X Support+ATA 100
Promise RAID (I have no RAID devices installed, however)

From the mobo manual... if it's important:

"the motherboard is installed one (sic) 32-bit 1.5V AGP 2X/4X bus with a dedicated 66MHz/1... Read more

A:nVidia MX400 Video Card & Win XP - Freeze

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Hey All,

I have an xps 1710 and recently had issues with my video card and nvidia geforce go 7950 gtx. Dell came out with a new card. But no matter what they did and Im now waiting for them to get back to me we couldnt install the drivers. The following msg kept on coming up

"There was a problem with the device, An error occured during the installation of the device"

This morning when I turned on my laptop I got a blue screen with the following statement:

"Driver unloaded without cancelling pending operation, your system has been shut down.

I was able to restart my system.

Any ideas???

A:Cant install nvidia drivers on new video card

I would suggest you run DriverCleaner Pro ( http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745 ) and remove all traces of the bad NVidia installs and then defragment and then reboot and then run sfc /scannow.

After that, you can try a fresh NVidia install.

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Based on my specs.

Windows 7 Pro OS Sp1
CPU: 1 x Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000
Motherboard: Biostar - Tp67XE ver 5
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL X 2 of these equal to 16Gig total RAM.

two seagate drives setup as RAID 0

I want to replace this card with a newer less bulky one and get more added performance with less power. I have a 800 watt PSW as well plenty of power.

I was thinking of going to ATI due to lots of complaints with nvidia drivers. also i have noticed after i install the latest nvidia drivers i see mouse lag when installing apps or whatever maybe an issue based on complaints i have seen on Forums i dont want to use SLI or crossfire as i do not need that much GPU performance YET!. i just play games etc on my box. any advice is appreciated. thanks

A:replace Nvidia 8800gts video card

What's your concern about power and bulky? As long as it fits and works....

I ask because Watts wise, to go less with better card, Radeon HD 7790 is your best bet for AMD card, but if you want very good performance you go 78xx+ series where the watts will start at nearly the same as where you are now.

Card size wise, varies greatly, I have an old 8800 GTS (G92) myself, a bit of a beast... my 7950 fit just fine.

7790 wise here's the 2gig version to snag if you decide to go that way:


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Hello, I have pretty strange situation where my workstation will emit constant fan noise with any video cards (I tried Radeon HD 7700, GeForce GTX 750N, fanless Radeon HD 5500) and no noise with NVS 310. Noise does not come from cards themselves though but from one of the fans inside case. Not sure which one. What is puzzling here is when workstation has NVS 310 card there is no noise at all and when any of others there is considerable noise. I have no idea where to look. All tests were done with latest BIOS on workstation and drivers from manufacturers.

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Hello! I recently bought an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 ti, decided it was time to upgrade from my Radeon 55 HD series.

However this is were the problem began, I had win7 installed to one HHD, booted up everytime with no problems with the Radeon. After installing the Nvidia though, every boot up it would check NVram then say something along the lines of, "cannot find boot manager". Tried repairing the boot directory, everything, so after a while I just decided to reformat. Did a safe reformat and had nothing important installed anyways. Re-installed, upon boot up everything worked, logged in, and was actually on my desktop. However I felt uneasy, so I shutdown and re booted. Cannot find boot manager is what I saw. At this point I am not sure what is going on. One thing that might be important to know, is that I have 2 HDDs, one has a SATA connection the other has the Master/Slave cable.

AMD Athlon II X3 (processor)
Asus motherboard (Can't remember the make, I know is its one of the M series)
2 4gb DDR3
550w 12v+ power supply

Thank you for any help in advance!

A:OS won't boot after Nvidia video card install

But when you went back to the old card, it worked ok?
Have you tried testing the questionable video card in another unit?

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I have a nvidia Geforce GT 630  pci video card will this work in my computer it is factory refurbished for gaming

A:nvidia Geforce GT630 video Card

Hi: I don't know about a PCI card working, but a Nvidia GT 630 PCIe x16 card should. A PCI card would not do well for gaming at all. The GT 630 PCIe x16 card will work within the specs of the 320W power supply your PC has.

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Hello All..please help...not computer literate- just basic.....hope I have posted in the right place ? if I have not, then any guidance to the correct area will be most appreciated.

Can someone please advise.. from the Nvidia GeForce GT635 video card - can I use an hdmi cable and connect to a Samsung lcd TV (Samsung 22" 1080p 60Hz LED HD TV (UN22F5000)..?? ....I intend to buy this TV , currently didn't, as I'm not aware if it will work. ?? once I have the correct advice only then can I proceed to buy.

im using windows 8.1

my system specs are as follows..........
Orchid Motherboard = orchid s
?Manufacturer: MSI
?Form factor: uATX - 24.4 cm (9.6 in) x 24.4 cm (9.6 in)
?Chipset: AMD A78 FCH
?Memory sockets: 4 x DDR3
?Processor socket: FM2+
?Expansion Slots:
?One PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0)
?Three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
?One PCI Express mini card

Processor = AMD A10 6700
?TDP: 65W
?Operating speed: Up to 3.7 GHz (up to 4.3 GHz turbo)
?Number of cores: 4
?Socket: FM2

Memory = 8 GB
?Amount: 8 GB
?Speed: PC3-12800 MB/s
?Type: DDR3-1600
Video graphics card =NVIDIA GeForce GT 635
Figure 2: Video card
kindly see attachment Images of video card...and ...Ports
also see Image of video card bracket showing ports
1 - HDMI
2 - DVI

?Form Factor: Low profile PCB with ATX bracket
?Dimensions: 14.4 cm x 6.8 cm (5.7 in x 2.7 in)
?Maximum resolution:
?DVI (dual-link) resolution: 2560 x 1600 x 32bpp at 60Hz
?HDMI resolution: 1920 x... Read more

A:Nvidia GeForce GT635 video card

It says "HDMI resolution: 1920 x 1080". Which is a common port you would connect to a TV.

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I upgraded my XP system ( IBM 8291-E2U) to Windows 7 yesterday, knowing the video adapter on my motherboard was not fully Windows 7 compliant. My HP w2207 monitor's optimal resolution is 1068 x 1050 @ 60 ghz.

The video card I am considering is an : NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 PCI Express Graphics Card
My concern is that this may not work with my mother board which is :
*Chipset*Intel i915G/GV/GL/P/PL/i910GL

Can someone comment as to the viability of this card and give me a process to follow from install to operation -- i.e. how to disable VGA and when ?

A:Need Help Choosing an NVidia Video Card for Windows 7

shut your system down plug it into your PCI slot connect DVI output to monitor boot to BIOS disable onboard video then save and Boot to windows install drivers and your good to go ?

I have the 9800GTX+ and It roks in all games so far

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If you are still using this old video card in your Windows XP desktop(like I am in one of mine), the NVIDIA ForceWare 61.77 and 66.93 drivers are the ones that you want to install and use. If you try to install and use the 71.84, 71.89, or newer versions, they will NOT install. I have done some experimenting and have confirmed this.


A:For Those Who Are Still Using A NVIDIA Riva TNT2 64 Video Card

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I have the following extra components added to the desktop: - Seagate 1TB SATA drive- Blu ray drive/burner (replaced the factory DVD burner)- Upgraded RAM to max 16GB (replaced the one 2GB stick for 2x 4GB, matched specs to the other 2x 4GB sticks) After installing the new EVGA nVIDIA GeForce GT 730 card (I checked to make sure specs were compatible with motherboard), my computer does not boot. It stops at the HP blue screen which displays a message similar to "press ESC to setup." Once I press ESC, screen goes black and absolutely nothing happens (no beeps or hardware noise to indicate something is happening).  The manufacturer does recommend a PSU of at least 300W for this video card. Seeing that this model does not require extra power, I thought it may work. This is what I have done so far, without success: - Removed power, cleared CMOS, unplugged power from bluray drive. Turned system on, same result.- Removed power, cleared CMOS, also unplugged power from additional SATA drive. Turned system on, same result.- Removed power, cleared CMOS, reconnected all hardware, installed old video card (Radeon HD-7450). Works. These are my questions: - I have read a few other members having issues with the lack of UEFI firmware support on our PCs, but I could not locate any information regarding the need of UEFI firmware in order to run at EVGA, or the user's manual. Could this be the obstacle to my upgrade?- Do I need a PSU with higher wattage to run... Read more

A:H8-1214 Video Card upgrade to nVIDIA GT 730

@Jonad?, welcome to the forum. Your problem is not having UEFI in the motherboard.  HP didn't begin using UEFI until mid-October, 2012.  The last cards that didn't require UEFI are the GTX 660/670's.  The power supply unit (PSU) would require upgrading, also.  Most members report that a 300W PSU doesn't work in many instances. 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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Purchased the above video card some time ago and it worked fine for a year or so. I've had to reformat my hard drive due to a virus but have lost the drivers to reinstall this video card. I need help for a game to play properly with 3-D graphics. Going to Nvidia site helps little as they ask for the ident. #s with the now disposed of original box.

A:Nvidia Geforce fx1500 Video Card

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Hello i posted a messiage on here earler because about my task bar and start menu not show up after i downloaded the drivers on the cd tha came with my video card im still haveing the problem but someone told me that i might be installing the wrong drivers ive tried some of the drivers at nvidia but theres a conflick
im running window Xp hone 2002
my comp.is a gateway.Intel celeron(tm)cpu
1200 MHZ
1.20 GHZ
512 MB of ram
maybe some one can help me ive been working on this for 2 days now

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Trying to upgrade the video performance on my stock CPU (details here http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02481314 ).  Games already loaded - Overwatch, and War Thunder.  Both games will run, but the lag is pretty bad. Did on-line research and I think the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti card should work - runs just on the card slot, rated for 300W PSU (card details here - https://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-750Ti-Graphics-02G-P4-3753-KR/dp/B00IDG3PRI?th=1 and here http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-750-ti/specifications). But, my motherboard hasn't had a BIOS update since purchase (BIOS Revision 6.04 09/07/10) and I'm not even sure if HP has a BIOS update for this computer.  I'm worried that either the MOB or the Windows 10 OS won't pick up the card, leaving me with a dark screen following the install.  Some additional investigation suggests that the card's PCI 3.0 format may cause issues. Already familiar with the new card install process - uninstall AMD drivers... power down CPU... remove old card - install new, install new drivers after successful boot. Bottom line - with a seven year old stock CPU should I even be trying to upgrade the video capability?

A:Can I put a NVIDIA Geforce GTX 750Ti video card into my sto...

With some of the problems users have had with the adding of newer video cards, it might be a good idea to purchase from a shop that has a good return policy.  That subject card is not on the Compatible list but it might be OK.  you will not know for sure until you try it.  It is a very good card for upgrading purposes.http://www.pc-specs.com/mobo/HP/HP_N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX_(Alvorix)/1631/Compatible_GPUs

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