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NVIDIA powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power?

Q: NVIDIA powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power?

I've recently built a machine and whenever I boot up, a message is displayed saying: "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power.

To protect hardware from potential damage or causing a potential system lockup, the graphics processor has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operations."

I am not sure as to why this is happening. My PSU is 420 watts, which should be more adaquate for my Athlon 5X-53 and my AGP GeForce FX 5200. I have the molex attached to the video card and the video card is seated properly in my mobo. Any ideas on what the problem is? Are we looking at replacing the PSU, motherboard, or video card? Or am I missing something? Thanks.

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Hey guys,

My computer has one AGP slot open, so I ordered the VisionTek Radeon 2400 Pro 512MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card from Circuit City.

I just found out that it needs a 270W supply from my onboard power supply. The card achieves this through a 4-pin molex connector, so I would like to know if my power supply can even support the graphics card.

On the label, the power supply says:

Output: Total 295.4W max; +12V, +12Vsp Total 209W max

If anyone can tell me if my power supply can support my will-be graphics card, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!
 

A:Power supply sufficient for Graphics Card?

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My brother in law has a got himself a free computer to which I am going to donate my old Sapphire X1950GT graphics card. The problem is, is that I can't easily wire it in to the computer as it has a crappy generic PSU with only one Molex and several Sata power plugs.
What I do have, without slicing and dicing and getting out the soldering iron, is the adaptor cable below. What I don't know is whether this has a sufficient amount of wires I.e. 0V and 12V to provide power to my G/Card.
Any ideas?

Tom.


 

A:Wiring a graphics card to a generic PSU - sufficient power wires on plug?

System power consumption with a Sapphire X1950 GT is less than 250W. I think you will be fine with the splitter mentioned above. You probably don't need much extra power to run the card. I assume there is at least a 300W PSU or greater in the system.
 

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Hi

I keep getting the following message on power-up:-

Your Nvidia graphics card is not receiving sufficient power. As a result the graphics card has lowered its performance to a level that allows continued safe operation.

My system specs are as follows

Gainward BLISS 7800GS AGP
Driver date 07/10/2008
Driver version 6.14.11.7824

M/B Asus A7N8X 2.0 Deluxe with XP2500

2 x1mb sticks OCZ PC3200 ram

500 watt OCZ Stealth X Stream psu

Ok it?s not the newest system in the world?haha?but it does me.

The psu is brand new and I got the same message on a Hiper 580 psu.

Any ideas. I?ve searched the web but could not find a single answer that was specific to my problem without the psu being at fault.

ps..The card is connected direct to the psu via a 6 pin connector.
 

A:Gainward 7800GS not receiving sufficient power message

Hiper not so good... Try installing another power supply
 

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Hello,

Recently, I recieved a message on my pc after booting "The Nvidia system sentinel is reporting that Nvidia-powered graphics card is not receiving sufficient power." The message appeared once and has since not been displayed (I booted a couple of times). I am running AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+/3GB RAM/500W PSU

I went on Speedfan and here is the info I got:

Vcore1: 1.41V
+3.3V: 3.34V
+5V: 5.03V
+12V: 11.78V
-12V: -1.42
-5V: -8.78
+5V: 5.03V
vbat: 3.07V

How does all this look? and do think 500W is sufficient for my system?
 

A:Nvidia 6800GS not recieving sufficient power?

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Hello Guys i'm new here to TSG but i have a real issue with my new tower and monitor. I'm not sure whether the issue is with the tower or the monitor as when i set up my {LG Flatron monitor} and my custom built {Vibox tower with a NVIDIA G card} the monitor appears with the message D-SUB Power saver mode. These are brand new items and have been setup today and i'm wondering what i could do to fix this issue whether it be replacing the battery or downloading a DVI driver file? Please help
 

A:Help with D-sub Power Saver Issue {LG Monitor}{NVIDIA Graphics card}

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The title says it all - Thanks!

I have a old pc with a 245W PSU and I m thinking about upgrading the card.
 

A:Anybody know the power requirements of a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 16mb graphics card?

Couldn't find a quick answer to this but if the "old" machine runs okay as it is then it should have no problem with the TNT2 card. They are a pretty old card and were designed for the machines of the day which (by today's standards) were pretty slow and didn't need a huge amount of power to get them going. I assume the "old" machine has a AGP slot to fit the card into?
 

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Need advice on a graphic card that i can use to set up dual monitors to work from home on my Dell Optiplex gx620. The cheaper the better
 

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I've been recommending the GT 1030 here for some time as the best low-power graphics adapter (30w.)   It is now listed in the readme file for the Nvidia driver (2018 releases - M92p example) on the Lenovo support website as a supported card. 
 
It is known to work in systems going back to the M90p generation.  And while it is available as a full-height card, most are low-profile cards, suitable for SFF systems.  Be sure the check the length of space available in a SFF, especially for the M710s & M910s models, before you decide to buy, to ensure you get one short enough. 
 
The GT 1030 has twice the performance as the GT 730 (the previous best 30w low-power Nvidia card, which this replaces), and has important new graphics card features, such as DX 12 and 4K HDMI, and support for PureVideo HD 8 and Feature set H.
 

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Hi,

I'm looking to update my gaming PC and I already have one 8800 GT GFX card. I have 175 to spend and would like advice on the best route to go down.

I'm going to buy a new SLI mobo (for future proofing my PC) but will not have enough to buy a new high quality GFX card like a second 8800 GT. Is it worth buying a cheaper card like an 8600 GT for the meantime?

I know that this helps with the newly enabled Physx drivers despite very few games utilising this atm (although I do play Unreal 3 which does use it), but does it help improve normal games too? The main games I play are Crysis, Call of Duty 4, Battlefield.

Any advice would be great.
 

A:Can I combine a high and low powered Nvidia card in SLI?

I don't honestly think the "future proofing" is worth the hussle. You'll get them cheaper in the future, and you might want to get crossfire instead of SLI when you have enough money to really make the upgrade.
Adding a 8600 on the 8800s side will help you a little, but I'd advice you to save your money, and propably get two Radeon 4850s with a Crossfire board as soon as you've gathered enough money, and sell the 8800GT. Or just save your money, and get a SLI board and the real cards you're planning to use on it.
 

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Hey guys,

Wondering if y'all can help me with my worries.

A while ago I bought a GeCube Radeon 9800 PRO 256mb AGP card, and installed this blazing new baby in to my pc. I bought HL2 and Far Cry to enjoy it's yummy goodness. Much fun was had until HL2 started crashing, more and more frequently. Far Cry didn't seem to like it much and would never last too long. It really started to worry me after a while, and I took it back and swapped it for the next one up, the 9800 eXTreme 128mb (or was it other way around? can't remember which was pro or eXTreme). It was the same brand, GeCube, but then that one just finished my motherboard off and completely fried the AGP slot.

I had to send the motherboard off; it was still under warranty thank god, but when I tried the graphics card out in the new MB, it started to screw up again. So I whipped it out and sold it to a friend before it did any real damage.

Now I'm running a 9500 in my PC and seriously wanting to upgrade (mainly for BF2 goodness), and am REALLY wary of having my AGP slot fried again.

My specs should show up here... what do you guys think?

Thanks,
Adam
 

A:Last graphics card I bought (powered) fried my AGP slot

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Been looking for a good gaming card for 140-160$, these seem to be the 2 contendors, what do you guys think ?
 

A:Graphics Card Poll: Nvidia 6600GT vs. Nvidia 6800LE

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Hi for the last 4 months ive been trying to fix a problem that ive been having with my computer.
about 4 months ago I did a major pc upgrade where i replaced my motherboard, processor, ram, heat sink, power supply and case, the only things I used from the original computer where 2 HDD's, 1 SDD and my AMD radeon HD 6950 2gb.

Now ive have the most strange issue where i can be watching a video off the HDD or surfing the web on youtube etc and not long after I start the activity my computer will turn off like if I had flicked the switch on the back of the power supply and then it boots back up again and will run fine until i start up an activity again and then it does exactly the same thing and reboots, there is no BSOD shown nor Dumps Created.

Ive tried many things to sort this out and have RMA'ed the power supply and the motherboard (the motherboard wasn't a direct replacement as they didn't sell my original board anymore which was a gigabyte ga-x79-ud5, now i have an asus p9x79 deluxe). I have tried only plugging in one HDD/SSD and then tried a spare HDD when that failed, i have tried one ram stick at a time and still nothing.

now heres where it gets strange whilst trying to rule out differnt hardware i switched my AMD card out for a very old 512mb, pcie 1.0 x16 nvidia graphics and since then my computer has been running marvelously i can have it playing videos for hours, days even(although i havent properly tested for days) and not a single problem at all.

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A:Random restarts with AMD graphics card but not Nvidia graphics card

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64


so i think ive narrowed it down to a driver error with amd and another driver with my new board, a damaged AMD card, a second dodgy power supply or something else that i haven't thought about or discovered yet.

Has anyone else had a similar problem or have any suggetions as im pretty much all out of ideas at this point and its starting to grind my gears that i cant use my expensive new computer as it should be. Any help is appreciated.

Joe

P.S. sorry about any spelling or punctuation mistakes made but Im very tired at the time of writing this and will be going to bed


The comparison you are making between GPU brands is pointless as a diagnostic. The MAIN difference I can see is that one card requires external power, and the other one does not. A proper diagnostic would be to test another GPU that requires external power.

I've heard that the specific PSU you bought will sometimes not power all the hardware it is supposed so.
People saying it could barely power a SSD, or even an extra fan.

My thoughts. Try using another PSU, try using a similar GPU. Use your old PSU and see if it still happens for starters.

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Can someone help me with this. Is the Optane Graphics card suitable for Autocad? I am not sure what is the differences between optane graphics card and nvidia graphics card.Thanks.

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Specs:
Vista Premium
E7400 2.8 dual core
4GB RAM
450 Watt BFG Power Supply
Nvidia GTS EVGA 250
Sony Bravia 40' 1920x1080

I just bought a new Nvidia GTS 250 from EVGA and installed it

The main desktop works fine, HD video works fine, but whenever I run steam games, like Team Fortress 2, I get pixelation on the screen. The fonts are completely scrambled and illegible and the graphics look slightly pixelated. This only affects steam games. I booted up Starcraft and Warcraft 2 and they seem to work fine. The pictures below are the before and after effects of the pixelation. I had to take the pixelated one with my camera because the effect ends when I quit said steam program.

When TF2 is open: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v185/alero/1234.jpg
After I close TF2: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v185/alero/123.jpg

I have already uninstalled/reinstalled drivers multiple times, deleted any old video driver software, placed a fresh version of Vista on, gone through all the possible steam fixes and done anything else I could possibly think off.

I am unsure if its:
1) The Card
2) Steam
3) 450 Watt Power supply
 

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Hello, and thank you for checking out my post.  My apologies for writing a book, but I'm hoping to give as much detail as needed the first go round. I just received my custom-built T420s (4170-CTO) and have a couple technical questions/concerns about it.  The details of my configuration are located at the bottom of this post. First off, one of the deciding factors of my purchase was the discrete graphics card.  On the T420s I chose NVIDIA NVS 4200M Optimus Graphics 1GB, Intel Core i7-2620M Processor?.  I was thrilled to have more than 256 MB of dedicated graphics memory for my games.  Upon receiving my laptop, though, I ran the Windows Experience Index and saw that the lowest score was the graphics card, which is identified as Intel HD Graphics Family and has 64 MB of dedicated graphics memory.  After my heart started beating again I checked Device Manager and found under Display both Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA NVS 4200M listed as working with up-to-date drivers.  When I configured the laptop online there was no mention of hybrid graphics, so I'm not sure why I have an Intel Graphics card on the machine.  My current laptop that I was looking to replace is a T61p with a NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M graphics card, and only that NVIDIA card is shown under Device Manager and in the Windows Experience / Performance Information.  Thinking that perhaps disabling the Intel card would cause the NVIDIA card to take over, I disa... Read more

A:T420s Nvidia Graphics Card & Express Card Question...

The T420s with Nvidia GPU has two graphics card that can switch on the fly, if you only want the discrete gpu, just go into your bios menu under graphics there is an option to select discrete.With the Nvidia Optimus (which is what you have), it can switch between Nvidia and Intel GPU depending on your application needs. This will allow you to conserve battery or power. Expresscard slot 34 mm slot is occupied by the card reader that you ordered. What you are talking about within the ram slot cover, is the mPCIe slot, which can be occupied by a mSATA drive. http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/T400-T500-and-newer-T-series/T420s-T400s-T410s-removal-of-4-in-1-SD-card-...

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Hello,

I'm going to keep this question pretty general (non-spec-oriented) and see if it works, forgive me if I don't provide enough information.

I'm planning to purchase a new laptop and have a choice between a laptop that includes an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 card and one that does not include a graphics card. I don't know how to make this decision because I'm clueless about what graphics cards do.

Here is what I will use the laptop for: The most CPU intensive stuff will be Pro Tools 11 and other audio sequencing stuff, Photoshop and Illustrator and other graphics programs, and Camtasia. I have Premier Pro and AfterEffects video processing applications but I don't use them and I think the likelihood that I will become a power user is very low.

I am not a gamer at all.

Based on that, do I need the NVIDIA graphics card?

Again, my apologies if I'm not providing enough background to enable an accurate answer. I'm happy to follow up with more.

Thank you,
Tim

A:Do I need an NVIDIA graphics card?

Hi,
Short and sweet Yes

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So as you will see i think my GPU is fairly old but i would like to know if there was anyway to boost Perfomance

Here is the DxDiag Results

The Nvidia Control Panel



Also Would It be posssible to increase the dedictated Video Memory(i have checked the bios it is not there so dont tell me to check)
I would also like to know if you think this graphics card HERE is a good one for my PC Or This one im on a budget of about $80 to $90

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Help

You can not increase dedicated video memory, it is what it is. 512 MB

The system (motherboard) can share memory with the video card, my MSI shares 2 GB giving me a total of 4 GB of graphics memory.

Maybe save a little more money before you make a choice.

EVGA 02G-P4-2743-KR GeForce GT 740 Superclocked 2GB 128-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card - Newegg.com

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Hi all, I am looking at buying a new Nvidia Graphics card for my system, running XP and currently have a Nvidia Geforce2 MX/MX 400. anyone have any knowledge of these cards.
Cheers
 

A:What Nvidia Graphics Card

First of all, what graphics slot has your motherboard got, AGP, PCIe or PCI.
 

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I am planning to get a new graphics card for new games such as Doom 3 and Halflife 2.

I have always had nvidia cards, but I hear that the new ati cards are also great.

Can anyone tell me which card is better and why?

What features does one have that the other doesn't?

I was thinking of either a Radeon 9800 Pro 128Mb, or a GeForceFX 5900TD 128Mb.

Thanks.
 

A:Graphics card. ATI, or Nvidia?

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Hi, I just bought a new nvidia graphics card. it was a 9400 GT.. geforce.. I wanted to install it but I had a few problems..

1. it needed an extra power source comming from the power box to power the card..
2. computer startup (not windows but right when I press the power button)
3. un reconization...

details:

1. The graphics card that I bought came with a supplemental power cord that I had to connect to the computer the cord has to directly connect to the power box... I can't connect directly to the powerbox.. I found 2 female connectors from the power box they are all 4 whole large connectors and the one from my graphics card is only 2 hole small FEMALE connection (if you haven't caught on, female and female connectors don't connect....)so is there anyway of connecting the powerbox to the graphics card because I'm guessing it should be that missing connection that causes stress on the mother board which = slow boot (the computer powers on when I press the on button but makes that sound (like it's going up and down on a rollercoaster if you don't get what I mean then it's like ........vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv(oh loses power again)....vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv( again?)
vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv (oh come on!!) vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv (resumes normal operation) (finally, it boots up) (this is what the boot process is like

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Well I seem to be only able to use the NT drivers I got with my card unfortunitly when I try and use the XP drivers when I bootup the PC and login to XP it hangs I have to restart and it still hangs which means probably im using the wrong drivers. So what im pritty much saying here is only the NT drivers work. But I dont get any options or nothing in the display properties it just lists the card memory used etc. So okay i can play Medal Of Honor / Return to castle Wolfestein etc probably half life any game that does not detect the card like the new ones like Grand Theft Auto 3 etc. Im annoyed at this i was looking forward to playing Battelfield 1942. Looks like im stuck with what games i got. But why cant it play MOD3 etc which requires a 16mb card and GTA3 dont ? Because it's not proparly installed ? And why does the card hang using the XP drivers or Win2k drivers. its a 64mb Geforce 4 ? And why dont Nvidia offer support ? None at all ...
 

A:Nvidia Graphics card

Nvidia only supplies chipsets. Since they don't build the graphics cards, they don't support them.

I would check with the manufacturer of your video card and try the drivers from them. Usually the manufacturers tweak the drivers a little specifically for their cards.
 

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Is there anything that I need to do in order to make the switch easy do I have to uninstall drivers before I install the new card or what?

A:Going from ATI to Nvidia graphics card

Yes, I would suggest that you uninstall ATI drivers & Catalyst Control Center(and anything to do with ATI) prior to installing the new card. After that it's an easy switch, install the graphics card, the latest Nvidia drivers, sofware & utilities, and you're good to go.

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when turning on my computer it starts up goes to my desktop display is 32bit colour after about 5 seconds screen goes blank then comes on again but display is now 8bit colour.
I go into the display menu and change it back to 32bit wich is fine until windows has to re-start
it then goes back to 8bit.
Have taken the card out checked the contacts made sure everything is secure but it still happens on re-start
Has anyone any ideas what could be the problem do i need a new graphics card it about two years old
 

A:nvidia graphics card

Sounds more like a driver issue. Have you uninstalled and installed the latest video driers for the card?

Latest driver can be found here: http://www.nvidia.com/page/drivers.html
Which appears to be done at this very moment.

You can try this site for the drivers: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=1715

Make sure you use Add or Remove Programs to uninstall the current video drivers.
 

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Hi,

I read on another forum site that a Nvidia Geforce GT630 with 1GB dedicated memory is better than a Nvidia Geforce GT620 with 2GB dedicated memory. Is this true, surely more memory would be a bigger advantage than the slight speed difference between models?

Thanks,
Tom

A:Better Nvidia Graphics card

Usually higher models would perform better than their predecessors but there can be positives and negatives with both.

For example:
ZOTAC GeForce GT 620 2GB DDR3
Clock rate - 700 MHz
Shader Clock - 1400 MHz
Memory Clock - 1066 MHz
Memory Size - 2GB
Memory Interface - 64-bit
Memory Type - DDR3

ZOTAC GeForce GT 630 1GB DDR3
Core clock - 810 MHz
Shader Clock - 1620 MHz
Memory Clock - 1333 MHz
Memory Size - 1GB
Memory Interface - 128-bit
Memory Type - DDR3

1. 630 has higher Clock speeds
2. 630 has bigger Memory Interface
3. Size of memory won't have much impact unless you're using a high resolution or multiple monitors

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This seems to be a well known issue for these models...But I am not computer savvy 100%  It happens on and off over past year and this problem is getting old. What is a permanent fix?

Dell/Alienware know this is a manufacturer defect as many on forum have complained about it over the years it seems. 

A:(Redirected) alienware x51 r2 please power down and connect pcie power cables for this graphics card

Best to post this in the Alienware Owners Club Forum, here:http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/default.aspxBev.

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
 www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
 
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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I have a WLI- CB HP 54 Buffalo wireless network card and it is supposed to reach further than regular wireless G cards, but my internal wirelesss on my laptop spans MUCH further.

I am using Windows XP SP2 and installed the driver and software about 3 times. I have found that windows configures it better than the software that came.

My question are a couple.. First. when i go and set up wireless zero configuration service to automatic, it keeps going off the next time i restart and when i search for networks it says "make sure your switch is turned on " .......

I called Buffalo and they said that it was my internal PCI adapter interferring with it. It is an A/B internal card. Within close range, the wireless card works fine.
I also wanted to know if there are dangers of having my internal A/B card and a wireless G card running at the same time.

Also the Buffalo says it is B/G, but doesn't pick up B networks well.

Thank you for your help.
 

A:Buffalo High Power Card Not high powered

Is your router A, B, or G? Also, I can't think of any danger, per se, of running both cards. This is a process called Multi-homing. If you plug in a LAN cable, you'll actually have 3 network connections, 3 IP Addresses, etc. Some apps may get confused & blow up, otherwise you're just using some resources unnecessarily. If it was me, I'd turn off the internal card if I had a G card I'd rather use...

Regards,
Emmett
 

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I am wondering if someone can point me in the right direction. I am running Windows 8 64-bit with an old Nvidia 8800GTX card. I have a new HD 7970 card. When I put the new card in, I can't get the OS to boot. It just says "Windows ecountered a problem" and will just do this over and over. I can't preinstall the ATI drivers before I put the card in. Can anyone offer some advice? Thanks.

A:Cannot change graphics card from Nvidia to AMD

You have to uninstall all the old NVIDIA stuff first. This includes the drivers and all software. Once you are sure you are clean, then change the cards and boot into win 8. Once there, you can install your new ATI drivers.

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I formatted my laptop ACER ASPIRE 5745 G. then i lost my nvidia graphics card. windows has installed intel hd graphics card. when i tried downloading andn installing nvidia driver, an error is showing up saying installer could not continue. could not find compatible graphics hardware.
nvidia driver is not being shown in the device manager even.


help me to solve my problem pleaseeee

A:cannot install my nvidia graphics card

What drivers are you trying?

If Acer has customized the device ID for the nVidia graphics device, you might best try Acer's drivers:

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5745G

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hi all i just formated my hardrive and installed windows 10, just upgraded some of my drivers but noticed my nvidia graphics card is only intel graphics 4600  , i need help getting back my nvidia as iv tried installing it and its not finding a compatable hardware pls what do i do, its not showing in device manager, iv downloaded most of them and its still not finding

A:how to get a compatable Nvidia graphics card

xaim9x I see you're running Win10. Did the PC come preinstalled with Win10? Or, did you upgrade it from a prior OS to Win10?Also, only a very limited subset of HP laptops actually allow the replacement of processor, audio, video or WiFi "modules" and, as far as I can tell, yours is not one of these models.This means there is really no way to upgrade the video, WiFi, or processor on your laptop. You're stuck with what came with the PC.

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Hey,

I think my newly bought NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS graphics card is faulty. Is there any signs or ways to test whether it is or not.

The reason I think it's faulty is because I had a pretty messed up PC about two weeks after installing it. I eventually had to reinstall the old card (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) and do a full system recovery (reverting back to the factory setup). Without the 7600 everything seems to be working as it should.

Any ideas?
 

A:Faulty NVIDIA graphics card?

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Computer Specs

Processor - AMD ATHLON XP 2800+ (2.01 GHZ)
Mobo - Asus A7N8X-X
RAM - 2.0GB
PCI SLOTS - 4
AGP SLOT - UPTO 8X SUPPORTED
1X 500GB HDD
1X 1.5 TB HDD
1X FLOPPY DRIVE
2X DVD MULTI LAYER BURN DRIVES

Okay, So my Previous Card was a XFX GEFORCE 6800XT 256MB DDR3, This card completely fried so i requested a new one (under lifetime warranty) From XFX.

They said it was defective so they sent me a new card, they sent me this time an ATI card XFX HD 4650 600M 1GB DDR2.

So this is where my problem starts, i went ahead and plugged in the Graphics Card and Everything was working perfectly fine until i went ahead and tried installing the drivers, so i did this super late and forgot to uninstall all of the NVIDIA drivers. So i installed the ATI drivers and to no Avail restarted and Nothing happened. So finally a couple of minutes later i used Driver Sweeper to Remove most of the drivers from both NVIDIA and ATI. but there is one ATI driver that will not let me uninstall it no matter what i do. ALso, I went into the Device Manager and saw that under Display Properties there was "Logmein-Display Adaptor) So i went ahead and Uninstalled it and ofcourse i shouldnt have done that because now i have no Display Drivers showing and...My Computer isnt Detecting my ATI card at all.

Help please
 

A:Graphics card issues, had Nvidia now have ATI

See if you can start in Safe Mode.
 

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My lenovo Z-50-70 laptop is overheating in a few seconds after starting. The laptop automatically shuts down in a minute. It has a Intel HD Graphics card and a NVidia GeForce graphics card. I have tried disabling the graphics driver. But the problem still exists. Also got the fan replaced. But no effect. The laptop reaches Window's logon screen and shuts down. So not able to do much changes. Please suggest if there is a way to fix this.

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I'm in a crisis right now. My Nvidia crashes often in games and says it's a Nvidia crashing. I'm having the common Windows 10 error when you can't see the graphics driver in device manager. Also, I have NEVER had the graphics control panel so I can't change it from that. Another thing is that since I'm using an HP Laptop I cannot get into the advanced BIOS menu! I need help to get my Nvidia working.

Heres Stuff I Already Tried... https://forums.geforce.com/default/...o-way-to-get-nvidia-graphics-card-enabled-/1/
 

A:No way to get Nvidia Graphics card enabled!

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AH NEVER MIND, I UPDATED THE GRAPHICS CARD, however

I updated my graphics card, went well.

I got this when trying to troubleshoot the problem why I cannot have Aero on my Windows 7:

I scanned for hardware changes and got this aswell:

Problem as i'm having with the Mass Storage controller, I did the windows update and couldn't find anything. Looked around Google no solution...

A:Updating NVIDIA graphics card

Please check this page and check your model number again.

Is it actually one of these showing up instead?

Sony eSupport - Electronics

It would be very helpful to go to device manager, right click the video adapter, properties, details, change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste what you find to here.

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I have a nVidia GeForce MX 4000 (I know, its cheap). This is'nt really a problem,more of an annoyance, but here it goes.. Using the Nvidia card, the 3d graphics in games, etc... are much faster. But when doing basic tasks, such as email, web surfing...stuff like that, the 2d graphics are much slower than when using the Integrated Graphics (ATI Radeon Xpress 200).
any help appreciated..
 

A:slow 2d graphics with nVidia Card.

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After doing a clean install of Windows 7 64-bit because of a computer crash I had that involved the "display drivers have recovered" error or whatever I have re-installed all my drivers except video ones.

I have an m15x alienware laptop that originally had Vista 32-bit and I upgraded to 7 64-bit so I can't use my support disc to install the video drivers.

Then whenever I try downloading the drivers off nvidia or any other site I can't get windows to start up and have to restore because it either freezes at the Windows Starting Up screen or I get the BSOD.

My graphics card isn't showing up in device manager so I can't even search for updates.
Everything else is working perfectly except the graphic stuff and with a gaming laptop that I also use for design work it doesnt mean much to me unless I can fix what is wrong with it.
Help will be very appreciated.

A:NVIDIA graphics card issue

Try to install the drivers in safe mode

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hi there,
i bought a new laptop dell xps 15 sandy bridge with i5 2410m processor, 6gb ddr3 ram and 2gb nvidia geforce gt 540m graphics card.
All my drivers r uptodate and it is playing games like mafia 2, medal of honor 2010 , nfs hot pursuit 2010 at everything set to high (nearly everything) but this game JUST CAUSE 2 just does`nt starts on my HIGH PERFORMANCE (nvidia geforce gt 540m) mode.
It only runs on the intel 3000 graphics. In the benchmark mode on the first two tests i get avg frame rate 28.8 and 44.4 fps.
i think i can play on nvidia with better graphics performance n more fps.

When i start the game with my gt 540m : the game starts just as the screen comes(first screen of the game) where all the logos come n all that stuff the game gets minimized automatically and then comes up again , this keeps happining and it gets a bit of a trouble to even end it from the task manager.
Any idea what the hell is happinig??And how do i solve it?
I posted a similar thread on the same problem on eidos forums but till now only 51 views n not a single comment..please help.
 

A:just cause 2 does not starts on nvidia graphics card

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Hello, I have a lenovo Y50-70, and very recently the Nvidia graphics card is no longer detected nor operational. Looking in the control panel it does not come up, nor did it with lenovo's debug tool. Attempting to re-instal the drivers does not work, as they also fail to detect the card. I tried uninstalling both the Intel drivers and the Nvidia ones with DDU and then rebooting but that also did not work. I can't think of any particular reason where there would be a hardware problem, I haven't dropped or had the laptop damaged or anything like that, but of course I can't be sure. Any help would be really appreciated, thanks so much, and please let me know if you need any other details from me!

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Hi,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Everything was working fine and dandy until one day I turned off my computer. I have a dual monitor setup. One monitor was connected to the integrated graphics card on the motherboard, while the other monitor was connected to the Nvidia Geforce 8600GT.

When I turned the computer on the next day the monitor connected to the 8600GT stayed in a black screen. I discovered the Device Manager stopped detecting the graphics card altogether as well. However, when I hit the windows+ P button to extend and go into screen resolution it shows 2 monitors. However, the one connected to the 8600GT says "Another Display Not Detected" and the resolution is grayed out. When I move my mouse over, the mouse goes onto the other screen, even though it does not detect the graphics card and the monitor is black!

I have tried and searched EVERYTHING. I have found MANY other people with the same problem and no solution. I switched monitors to make sure they both worked. I have gone into the BIOS and switched it to load the PCI Express graphics card instead of the onboard g-card (there is no option to disable the onboard g-card in BIOS). I went into the Nvidia Management options to make sure it was set to allow dual displays. I have installed older drivers, tried compatibility with Vista, unplugged and replugged the graphics card.

Is there anyone out there who has actually solved this problem? Does anyone have ... Read more

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Not Being Detected

By any chance did you install the NVIDIA beta drivers? If so they are broken for the 8600GT right now (been documented EVERYWHERE)

The only way to fix it is to system restore back before the driver was installed OR a reinstall of Windows

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I have a Dell 8200 with that card . Will it operate a digital flat panel monitor?
 

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i cant install nvidia graphics card on my hp notebook 15-r602tu..can any one help me for this 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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At the moment I have a PCI-E ATI Radeon X800GT card but I also have a PCI nVidia FX5500 card which I want to use just to add another monitor really.

Is it possible to do so as I have heard about not being able to use a ATI and a Nvidia card at the same time. My friend has my nVidia FX5500 card at the moment so I can't actually test to see if it will work.
 

A:Solved: ATI and an nVidia Graphics Card?

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i have a nvidia 8400gs gpu and my computer reconizes it and will say its working properly but it wont work ive reimaged, reinstalled drivers ive disabled on board it just wont display graphics.

A:Nvidia graphics card will not work

Can you please tell me how you recognized that the card is not working?

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