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W530 with Nvidia Graphics resarts itself

Q: W530 with Nvidia Graphics resarts itself

I'm trying to figure it out, but my ThinkPad W530 is restarting itself once and once, i'm trying to disconect everything WWAN, WAN, DVD, SDD, but the same problem.Execute diagnostics and everything is okTry to install Windows 7 and Works fine BEFORE load driversTry to install Windows 10 and restarts itselfTry to use ONLY integratet graphics Nothing Same ErrorTry to use ONLY Discrete Graphics, nothing Same errorHelp Please

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Preferred Solution: W530 with Nvidia Graphics resarts itself

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.

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I have a W530 (specs below).  It is just under 6 years old, and has run without issues up until now.I have had it set up for dual boot, Windows 7 and linux (Scientific linux, a redhat enterprise linux based distribution), and have had it set up with these two opeating systems since I first set it up in 2013. Recently it suddenly powered off while I was using it (in Linux), and imediately restarted seemingly without issue.  The following day I was using it in Windows, and it suddenly restarted again.  Only now it will not boot into either operating system.  It will load the boot loader (grub) and I can access bios, but when it trys to load an OS (either Windows or Linux), it will start booting (e.g. with the loading windows screen appearing), but after 10 to 15 seconds it will power off, and then restart. I have also tried booting from a USB stick, with Ubuntu 18.04 installed on it.  The same thing happens, it powers off and restarts after about 10 to 15 seconds.  The only difference is that the following message appears on the screen: pci 0000:00:01.0: ASPM: Could not configure common clock Found several suggestions for the above message (which all suggest a link to nVidia graphics), including switching on or off discrete graphics, and switching virtualization (VT-d) on or off.  I have tried all comibinations of each, but I still have the same behaviour each time. I have applied automatic OS updates, but I have not m... Read more

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So, I havent really understood this with two dispaly adapters. On my Thinkpad W530 I have the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and the Nvidia Quadro K2000M Does the computer use both of these? How do I choose which one to use? It looks like mine is using the Intel, because as I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution -> Advanced Settings I only get the Intel Controlpanel as an option (Not the Nvida). When I right click the deskop and choose Nvidia Controlpanel I get the error message: "NVIDIA Display settings are not available - You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA GPU" I am totally lost  The laptop works perfectly fine, but I would of course like to use the best display adapter, if itīs possible. So it would be much appreciated if someone could explain this to me   


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A:W530 - Intel HD Graphics 4000 vs Nvidia Quadro K20...

Hi Oyvindpe,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
Change the setting in BIOS ? Config ? Display ? Graphic Device to Discrete Graphic and check.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didnīt work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-ø 

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Hi,I have in the past had a lot of problems with my Nvidia K2000M on my W530. Windows have kept disabling this due to "code 43" (Yellow triangle by the display driver).I have solved this by reinstalling Nvidia drivers, but when this happened every 3 days or so, I started to suspect something was wrong. And I believe I was right.... I tried to uninstall the driver (probably a mistake) before reinstalling the driver, but now the graphics card cannot be detected at all. When I try to install Nvidia drivers I get the following error message: "NVIDIA Installer cannot continue. This graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware". I also tried to disable optimus in BIOS, and enabled discrete graphics to try to force the computer to find the NVIDIA graphics card, but this obviously didnīt work. The computer then starts up with low graphcis and bad resolution. Under "Display adapters" in Device Manager there is no card detected at all (As the Intel integrated was disabled). So, is my NVIDIA graphics card defective, or is there som other solution to try to detect it? PS! I Also did a system update through Lenovos update center. Updated firmware in BIOS etc. This did not solve the problem..... Thanks,-ø  

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I could use some help. I have a W530 and Windows 10 Pro. In HWMONITOR I see a NVIDIA Quadro K2000M with [Fake] next to it. What's that about?  


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A:W530 Fake NVIDIA

I updated the drivers from Drivers & Software, and now the [Fake] went away. Must've been bad or out of date driver.

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I could use some help. I have a W530 and Windows 10 Pro. In HWMONITOR I see a NVIDIA Quadro K2000M with [Fake] next to it. What's that about?  

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I'm trying to manage NVIDIA Optimus and can't do it. It looks like all programs are using "Intel integrated graphics", but I'm not even sure about it, because I can't see or check what graphic processor is used by any programs... 1. How to see what graphic processor the program is using? 2. How to make  a program to use "Intel integrated graphics" or "NVIDIA"? As you can see from the picture attached the "Select the preferred graphic processor for this program" is grayed and doesn't allow to set anything... I have installed the latest NVIDIA package (g5de55ww.exe) recommended for W530.

NVIDIA-ControlPanel.png ?25 KB

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Hi... I recently installed windows 10 on my w530.. I having problems finding the correct drivers for the optimus/nvidia drivers... In bios.Config -> Display --> optimusOptimus legacy OS to enable. When i make a fresh install of windows 10 the drivers from window doesnt work.. (Get into windows but when i go into nvidia adjustment to see the logo whir, it laggs and color goes ape sh..., and it freezes and goes black) "get errors like . stopped working bla bla.." I uinstall all drivers, intel HD 4000 and nvidia, then i install the drivers from lenovo:http://support.lenovo.com/no/en/downloads/ds103458same error Try different drivers and the same occure...  Cant run on discrete graphics. When i log into windows it goes black after 5 sec.. So just wondering what drivers are ppl using? or should i just run w530 on integrated   

A:W530 Windows 10, Problem with Optimus/Nvidia

Hi there,
Welcome to Lenovo Community! Happy to have you here
As I understand that you are facing issue while installing Video drivers in your W530.
As you mentioned you have already tried uninstalling the drivers & downloading it from Lenovo site.
So uninstall the Video drivers once again & then run Lenovo System Update it can update all the missing drivers.
Also you can try installing the driver from Nvidia site.
I hope the above information helps & do let us know how it goes.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello All! I am looking to buy a Lenovo W 530 ( i already have w520! So i looking for the next configuration : Must have : 1920x1080 display,CPU-3820Qm or better 3840QM ; Must have nvidia k2000M ; k2100 ; ram 12800 ddr3 min.8gb ; storage don't matter but all 3 slots must be Functional  i mean first 1 one hdd/ssd, second one dvd ultra bay and the last one 3trd M-sata .The Laptop  MUST BE IN A DECENT Condition NO Cracks or Scraches of course al other devices Must be Functional ! (Wireless,Bluetooth,Usb,vga,display port, md sd card etc.) I am Offering 350 usd !My Residence is in EUROPE/ ROMANIA/BUCHAREST, you can contact me here, or directly to : +40758556953 ;ViceThanks!

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Upgrading my W530 Thinkpad to 1607, 3/4 way through the update, the Intel graphics driver is permanently disabled and the laptop screen goes blank.   The only way to monitor the rest of upgrade is to plug in an external monitor.   Once the upgrade is finished, rebooting still has the laptop monitor completely blank or displaying the "Lenovo" logo.   Reinstalling the Nvidia-Intel Win 10 Optimus graphics drivers does not fix anything, the intel video driver stays disabled.   Even if you try to replace it with the latest Intel video driver it does not work.   How could this get through beta testing.   No one with an optimus laptop ever tested the insider builds at all?    Before I plugged in the external monitor, I thought my laptop OS was permanently corrupt.
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.
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I have a W530 with an Nvidia K1000m driver for the mini display port.  But the port doesn't work and Device Manager gives me the following message for the driver:   Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) How do I overcome this problem and run an HD monitor off the mini display port?

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Before I start this topic, I have tried everything in all related topic in this forum and elsewhere. It seems to me that this is something new, please dont re-direct me to those threads about W520 dup screen fix, etc. The major different of my problem is that when mini-display or VGA port is being used, NVIDIA control panel no longer can see both graphics cards, and only sees quadro K1000M which is making connection to the external source through those ports, see attached screen shot. At the same time, the Intel graphic control panel only sees the internal graphic card. It really looks like two of the control system decided to split my graphic system and refuse to talk to each other, which lead to no duplication of the content on both screens. Some addtional info, 1. I use USB display, ASUS 168B, which doesn't show on either control panel at all, so, no dup screen, but works as extention.2. I use MS wireless display adapter, the WiDi display shows under the intel graphic card, so, Yup, here is the dup screen I can have. Any ideas what is going on?  

A:W530 Graphics malfunction, win10, cant dup screen

To add more fun to the problem, the windows+P can force a duplication excution, but with the 2nd screen out of signal. Iooking into my Physx, see attached, it is mind twisting. It looks like the computer agrees there is a 2nd screen connected to the intel system, but consider it a phantom one, which means the signal is not coming to the physical VGA port. Any good ideas or suggestions?

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During the installation of Windows 10 on my Thinkpad W530 my screen would just turn black. I was finally able to get Windows installed after going into BIOS and changing to intergrated graphics. If I go back to descrete graphics, I am able to boot up and log into Windows but my resolution is very small and after several seconds the screen will turn black. While the screen is black no buttons work, the computer is completly locked up and I am forced to cold shutdown. I've installed and reinstalled the proper video card drivers many times but with no luck. Is my GPU dead? I believe my W530 has the K1000m

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So long story short I replaced my first W530 with another about six months ago. I rarely use it on battery power, but the other day I neeeded it so I went to go turn off Optimus and force only integrated graphics because A) it uses less power: even with the nvidia not being utilized in optimus mode it seems to draw power in an idle state and B) Because the nvidia GPU is more or less powered it throttles the machine to 1.2ghz. For some reason, Windows 10 will not load past the logo. It just stops. I tried the installation disk for the fall creators edition and it was the same deal though I did get to the spinning balls before it quit. I tried Knoppix which is a live boot distro. It worked ok with Optimus but the only way to get acceleration and multiple monitors was to force the Quadro only via the BIOS and then it seemed to work just fine. I even played some windows games via wine on it which kind of blew me away frankly. I tried a Windows 7 install ISO and that loaded and got to the install screen using only the default VGA drivers.  If I try to force Windows 10 to use safe mode by itself, or with the low resolution option (vga drivers) it just freezes and refuses to boot. That leaves two options here at this point. Either I have a broken HD4000 on my i7-3740QM or the the newer BIOS that was released last fall broke something. On my old W530 it booted Windows 10 with the intel GPU just fine. Seeing as how optimus works and that it offloads most of the processing to... Read more

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I have a W530 with a NIVIDIA Quadro K1000M graphics card running Win 10 Pro. I have an external monitor connected. I think the external monitor uses the K1000M and the internal monitor uses the Intel graphics card. The only options I have are: Extend these displaysShow on display 1 onlyShow on display 2 only There is no option to mirror the displays. How can configure my W530 so I can mirror the displays when I have a projector connected instead of the external monitor? Thanks.

A:How mirror displays on W530 with dicrete graphics card?

Hi Bazsl1, 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
As I understand that you are facing issue while duplicating the Display in your W530
For this enter in BIOS mode Config> Display>Graphics Device>Discrete Graphics Save and Exit changes.
To use Duplicate Display in NVIDIA Optimus Mode check this link.
I hope the above information helped you.
And feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi. I own a Thinkpad W530 which i usually work with linux and windows 10.  since a few days it has starting to sho, yet again,  graphical problems, horizontal scanlines-like artifacts, low resolution, color banding, inverted colors, now, if i boot the laptop with graphical device set either on Integrated Graphics or Nvidia Optimus this is what i get. Blue tinted image with low resolution image. this for both BIOS and Windows/LinuxNow the interesting part is if i set the graphical device as "Dedicated Graphics" on the bios,the image came crystal clear both on the bios and on windows aswell. i mention "yet again" because the same happened to me 6 months ago and i fixed it by replacing the entire screen (i didnt bother to test the dedicated gpu) , but at this moment im a bit of a crossroads, as i dunno if this is the Actual screen yet again (which i doubt as i can get clear image with the dedicated GPU) or if its related to the CPU, which includes the integrated graphics, or the motherboard, which according to the Wistron schematics contains the hardware mux for both cards. if anyone have any idea i would really appreciate it. thanksPS: Detail of how bad it looks on integrated. how it should look

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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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I broke my w530 screen, need to replace it. Can I  replace W530 1600x900 LCD with  W530 1920x1080? Thanks


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A:Can I replace W530 1600x900 LCD with W530 1920x1080?

Yes you can. Here are the compatible FHD screens from the parts lookup list.
04W1544 N AUO 15.6FHD04W3471 N AUO 15.6"FHD AG04W6851 N LCD ASM FHD AUO for CS
And here is a great pictorial for changing the screen, it's for the T530, but the procedure is identical.
Replacing the T530's screen

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Hello. Let me start by saying that I'm not all that knowledgable about graphic cards, graphic drivers, and my current issue. I bought this PC roughly 2 years ago and customized it, so it's i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz, 16GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, AND it's suppose to have 2Gb Nvidia GeForce GT 740M dedicated graphics. I just recently started getting into PC gaming (i.e. Steam; Rocket League, H1Z1, etc). I've only had seldom issues playing rocket league, but the problems arose to when  I tried playing H1Z1. It was very slow and my fps weren't high either (even on low/medium setting). I started doing some research about why that would happen and it has to do with the graphics, so I tried checking out the graphics on my PC, but all I could find was the intel HD graphics info and control panel. I've read information that sometimes there could be two graphics in a PC so it either uses one or the other, but I can't seem to detect the nvidia hardware through the driver nor find any control panel. It says processor graphics in use is intel HD graphics 4600. I believe this laptop would've had the graphics incorporated with the motherboard or something so it would not be replaceable or removeable, but I don't seem to have it at all? My PC even has a little Nvidia GeForce sticker logo on it under where the intel inside core i7 sticker is next to the fingerprint reader. I currently have windows 10. Does anyone know what the issue is or was I just ripped by HP or something? ... Read more

A:Nvidia Graphics Driver Unable To Find Compatible Graphics Ha...

@Brisk1? This is the Nvidia driver for you laptop. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71501-72000/sp71979.exe REO

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I first wrote about this issue in another recent thread, when I was trying to deliver HDMI audio+video from my P70 with M3000M NVidia GPU (running Win10) to my LG OLED HDTV connected through either miniDP->HDMI or HDMI->HDMI cables, and failing to get audio. After a fair amount of research I initially came to the eventual conclusion that it was an NVidia problem, somehow related to their latest "retail" 411.95 WHQL driver I was using on my P70 (which was set in the BIOS to run with "discrete graphics").  Reverting back to successively older driver packages also available on the NVidia driver download site, I discovered that version 392.00 was their last WHQL driver package which did successfully install the NVidia HD Audio device which facilitated sending digital audio to an external HDTV via HDMI cable.
So 411.95, 411.81 and 411.63 all failed to install the NVida HD Audio device. But 392.00 (and older versions 391.89, 391.74) all DID install the NVidia HD Audio device. Hmmm.
I opened a ticket with NVidia Tech Support several days ago, and they asked me if I had tried the official Lenovo-provided NVidia Graphics Driver package and if that made nay difference, which to be honest I had not... since I don't run my P70 in Optimus (i.e. "hybrid graphics") mode but rather operate in "discrete graphics" mode and have always used the latest retail NVida drivers. So today I decided to reset my P70 back to "hybrid graphics" mode so that I could install the very... Read more

A:Latest NVidia Graphics drivers with 1.3.37 HD Audio driver: no NVidia HD Audio device gets installed


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my computer restarts automatically...

things ive done...

unchecked system restart when error.
ran spyware/virus software
repaired all registry keys
changed video cards...when i had the power options shut off the monitor i couldnt get it to resume back to windows.
i ran a burn in test at full force and system passed....
i believe ive done a few other things but dont remember....

any suggestions on how to troubleshoot this?

A:computer resarts automatically

Your on the right track. Sounds like a piece of hardware is failing to me. Sound Card or any card or device you can disconnect is a possible culprit. This could be a heat (fan) or a power supply issue.

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Hello,  Over the last 2 weeks my laptop has been randonly restarting itself. When it does this it provides no error message or reason for the restart. Also, usually when it restarts it is unable to detect wireless networks, or even recognize that it has the ability to see wifi since the network center only requests an ethernet cable and won't even troubleshoot wireless networking. Its restarts are spuradic and can happen every few minutes to every other day, although they are becoming more frequent. I researched the issue a bit on my own and found nothing more than a bunch of post saying to uncheck the box in the settings that reboots in the event of an error. Obviously I tried that and it was not helpful. My next step was to restore the machine to factory settings. This also did no fix the issue. This leads me to believe that the issue is with the hardware. I ran the system diagnostic test (f2 on startup), and it showed that every component execpt "video memory" passed. However when I ran the video memory test individually from the complete test, it passed as well. If there is a fix for this issue that would be great, but at the very least I would like to be more sure of the cause of the problem before I start spending on potential solutions. Thanks in advance for your time.  

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The computer randomly restarts and the monitor clicks off and on periodically. Could this be insufficient power or some other kind of problem. This is the second motherboard i have used and the second video card purchased.
Asus A7N8X-X MB
Athlon XP Barton 3200+
GeForce 5800
Please help

A:Random resarts and monitor clicks

It could be your power supply. It's not so much the wattage that might be causing it as it could be just a crappy supply. What brand and wattage are you using? Also keep an eye on your heat levels, it could be a cooling issue as well, though that wouldn't explain your monitor clicking off.

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I installed an older mobo cpu combo, msi and amd xp 1.2 mgz. I did a raw format and fresh install of windows. The computer runs well and all temps are good. It will somtimes freeze and sometimes restart. What could be the cause of this?

A:Computer Freeze and Random Resarts

Check out your power supply's label. How many amperes does it provide on the 12 V rail(s)?

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So, here's the story. I had a machine that worked perfectly, specs were as follows:
Abit AX8
A64 3700 (SD core) w/zalman 9500
1GB Muskin ddr550(running at spd timings)
WD raptor 150gb
WD caviar 320gb
Dlink AG530 wireless adapter
Ati theater 550 capture card
Ati Radeon X800XL w/ati silencer 4
NEC dvd-dl burner/OEM dvd ROM
Lian Li PC-V1000 Case
Enermax Noisetaker 485W

I left my pc at my apartment on a thursday, came home the following monday, went to turn it on, and , nothing. Blank screen. I cleared cmos, still, nothing. I then tried my psu on another motherboard I had lying around to see if it was working, and, it wasn't. So, my psu went dead in the 4 days that I hadn't used my computer...I then plugged in my old spare whisper series 460W psu(ATX 1.0 i think) and got the system to boot up. Upon loading windows i was greeted with "windows did not properly load last time". So, someone turned on my computer, probably my roomates, and in doing so, they killed my psu.

I didn't mind too much..as I can just rma the psu, and hope nothing else was wrong with it. So, after using my pc for about 10 minutes, i get a bsod. I shrug it off, use it more, 2 hours go by, bsod. A different one. I used the pc for another day, and still more, random bsods. I decided i'd try my older hard drives, as they still had a copy of windows loaded on them, configured to my pc. They experienced the same behavior, bsods, random, and never at the same time. Regarldess of t... Read more

A:Computer Resarts Multiple BSODs, irq the culprit?

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Dear All,

This error relates to one more new system with follwoing configuration,

Compaq Computers

Intel Core 2 Duo CPU,

with windows XP professional SP2.

I am getting

I have installed Kaspersky Version 2012. I am attaching the dump files.

Please help me in solving the error.


V.Mahesh Kumar.

A:BSOD error and system resarts automatically


Image path: PCIIDEX.SYS
Image name: PCIIDEX.SYS
Timestamp: Tue Aug 03 22:59:40 2004 (41107B4C)



looking at your post
and then looking at few latest mini dump files

I can say your drivers are def out of date and causing this issue
so start off with updating all your drivers

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I have an HP laptop running Vista Home Premium. I occasionally get the following error message: "Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered."
It only occurs when I run one specific program.

A:NVIDIA graphics

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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.


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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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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My laptop is msi GT 70 2PC (Windows 8.1). It's been two years and never had any issue like this. This problem began yesterday when I was playing League of Legends, and suddenly it froze and my pc crashed showing an error. After that, I've tried multiple things such as:
-Uninstall Nvidia driver using DDU and do a clean install.
-Remove everything and reinstall Windows.
-CMD then sfc /scannow.

The thing is, it never happened to me at all in the past even when I formatted my pc. Now even formatting won't prevent it. At this moment I have the NVIDIA gpu disabled so I don't get constant BSOD. Whenever I open Gefore experience or whenever the laptop uses the NVIDIA card, crash is likely to happen. Usually, when the light on the on/off button is orange, that means its using the NVIDIA. So whenever that happens, my laptop gets a BSOD. It happens almost a couple of minutes of using the NVIDIA gpu. Something tells me that my GPU is defective even though it says "This appears to be a typical software driver bug" in WhoCrashed

I tried using Driver Verifier, but it didn't really help. I mean I've been getting the same errors prior to using it. So here are some of the dump files I'm getting. I used WhoCrashed and BlueScreenView to retrieve them. The reason why I don't have all of them is because of how many times I had to restore my system, and at this moment I have the NVIDIA card disabled.
On Tue 2016-12-13 12:42:57 PM your computer c... Read more

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I currently have an MSI Nvidia 460 1GB card. Could someone tell me which AMD/Radeon is comparable with that card? I'm considering a replacement.
JFI: I've had the card returned and replaced and now the entire computer is currently on it's FedEX way to Microtel for repairs. I get BSOD's and black screens. I've replaced the memory, checked the memory in various slots, had Microtel on the phone a dozen times working with settings. I did not get any BSOD while the video card was out of the machine but of course the onboard video is extremely limiting in computer use. I'm confident that heat is not a problem nor is PSU size a problem. I keep all my drivers up to date and also the Windows updates.

A:Nvidia/AMD Graphics cards

what brand and model is the power supply?
you mention black screens, is this the point where the computer doesnt POST and instead stays on a black screen/no signal message is on the monitor?

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I was checking to see if there was a newer driver version for my Geforce 9800 GTX, so I chose Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products on the Nvidia website. It said there was a newer version so I clicked on Learn more and it said that it "Adds supports for GeForce 9800 GT and GeForce 9500 GT GPUs," but I checked in the products supported and my card is listed.

I get to the installion part and a warning pops up with: The software you are installing for this hardware: Nvidia Geforce 9800 GTX/9800 GTX+ has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. Continuing your installion of this software may impair...blah blah blah.

My question is...should I go ahead and install it anyway?

A:Nvidia Graphics Driver

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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.

A:What Nvidia Graphics Card

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

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I have NVIDIA GE FORCE 200 SERIES,GE FORCE GTX 295. My question is When I open Google Earth All I Get is a Bunch of multi colored Squares. I checked the drivers for my NVIDIA and It shows no driver for my Mother board and has a suggested download. I have had so many bad experiences downloading stuff that I wondered if it is safe and will correct my 3D problem with google Earth.
Thank You

A:Nvidia video graphics

What Operating System are you running?
I will then be able to send you a link to the page that you can get your driver from.

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I am thinking of upgrading my mobo, processor, and memory, but keeping my BFG NVidia GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB video card.
I need to keep the cost of this upgrade down, thus not replacing the video, and my current system the CPU is the bottleneck.

I am wondering if I buy an AMD multi core processor (with appropriate mobo), will there be any issues running the NVidia GeForce on the PCI-E bus?
Since AMD and ATI are now one, I would think that AMD processors would be more tuned for ATI GPU.

If there are no known issues here, I would like to go with the AMD because I've read and heard very good things about them, and AMD has always run cooler, lower power and thus not requiring a PSU upgrade.

My current rig is:

Asus P5AD2-E Premium mobo
Intel P4 550 Prescott 3.4Ghz
3Gigs DDR2 RAM (Crucial) @ 533Mhz
BFG GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB on PCI-E
Antec True Power 550W PSU

Cooling: 120mm fan in rear of chassis, 120mm fan on Zalman heatsink on processor, 120mm fan in front of chassis
Stock fan on GeForce 9800

Thanks for any info


A:AMD processor with Nvidia graphics?

fw2004 said...
I would like to go with the AMD because I've read and heard very good things about them, and AMD has always run cooler, lower power and thus not requiring a PSU upgrade.Click to expand...

Right now I don't think AMD is winning on this front either. However; in the mid-range they have few excellent CPUs to choose from; and you shouldn't have any problems with regard to your Geforce on any AMD supporting motherboard.

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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...


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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Ok, so. I recently bought an Acer Aspire Revo 3610 from my local Fry's, drawn in by the NVIDIA ION GPU and 1080p capabilities. I saw videos on Youtube of the ION running counter strike source on high settings at 1024x768 with ~60 FPS on an ASRock ION 330. When I tried it at the same resolution with DirectX 7 and all graphics turned down to low, I was barely getting 20 FPS.

My question is, what is the problem here? I even tried playing Urban Terror (An fps based on the quake 3 engine) and it is laggy as well.

BTW, I have the graphics drivers updated to 196.21.

A:Isuues With Nvidia ION Graphics

First of all DirectX 7 is pretty all now you may get at least DirectX 9. This may solve this issue

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Hey all,

I have a question that I probably already know the answer to but I figured I'd ask anyway just to make sure.

I am planning on building a new system. I hope to use the new AMD Phenom II x4 920 Deneb 45nm chip. I plan on using an MSI K9A2 motherboard which features the AMD 790FX Northbridge and the ATI SB600 Southbridge.

My question arises with the chipset of the motherboard. I have an Nvidia graphics card that I would like to use and will need a second graphics card (most likely a cheap DDR2 card) to power my monitors (3 total) I was planning on getting another Nvidia card because I am partial to Nvidia but I guess my question is, am I going to see any performance gains/loss if I use 2 ATI or 2 Nvidia or 1-and-1 ATI/Nvidia graphics with ATI chipsets? I wont need SLI/Crossfire so that is not an issue. Just performance. Im not running top of the line graphics cards to begin with (currently a GeForce 8600 GT 512mb DDR3) and if I were to upgrade, I would go to an ATI DDR3 (and still get a cheap ATI DDR2 card or use my GeForce 8600GT depending on performance of mix-and-match).

Advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Nvidia graphics with an ATI Southbridge?

The only negative effect on performance, and it will be very small, is that you'll be running two sets of drivers so you'll be using a little more memory and there's a slight chance of compatibility between the two video card drivers although this has nothing to do with the motherboard chipset.

If you were to run two similar ATI cards then you could get extra performance only for gaming by utilizing Crossfire.

The type of memory on the video card is pretty much irrelevant to performance.

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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,

A:Do I need an NVIDIA graphics card?

Short and sweet Yes

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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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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?


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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My dv7 no longer uses the Geforce gt 630m. I have the latest display drivers/physx drivers.  It is shown in device manager and the nvidia control panel but the option to choose in the Physx app is not there. I know the chip works because the display used to use it when I plugged in the adapter and the performance would improve greatly processing photos in Lightroom.Core i7 3610 quad @ 2.3  8 gb ram

A:Nvidia graphics no longer being used

 Hi @RePete2,Thanks for visiting the HP Forums!  I have read you are having issues with your HP Pavilion dv7-7015ca Notebook and issues with your NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M Graphics card not being used. I would uninstall all that are listed in the Device Manager. Click the arrow next to Display Adapters to expand that category. Right-click on Graphics and select Update Driver Software if more than 1 Graphics adapter do 1 at a time. Choose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driverAfter the installation is complete, restart your Notebook. It should automatically update with a new Driver and software. Please let me know how this goes.  Click the Thumbs up to say Kudos and thanks for trying.  Thanks.

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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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