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BSOD after video card upgrade

Q: BSOD after video card upgrade

I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB

Preferred Solution: BSOD after video card upgrade

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: BSOD after video card upgrade

Quote: Originally Posted by nugentoffer

I seem to get this crash while playing COD:MW2 . It does not occur immediately, but only after about a minute or so of playing. It started happening after I installed my HD4870 video card (replacing my HD3450).

I've tried numerous drivers from the latest Catalyst 10.2 rolling back to 9.11. They all crash with BSOD and then forced system reboot.

I've ran the memory/system diagnostics scan via command prompt, and it said no errors found.

Please see my dump file attached. THanks for any advice.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model GA-790XTA-UD4
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.94 GB
Total Virtual Memory 8.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.83 GB
Page File Space 4.00 GB

The cuases of these crashes vary. 2 were from the video driver. 2 were from memory and one was from NTFS.

Since the causes are varied I have a gut feeling that its hardware specifically memory. Therefor I would

download memtestx86 and run for 5 passes
uninstall your video driver , download and install a fresh copy
run a system file check to verify and repair your system files
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>SFC /SCANNOW
Also if you are overclocking STOP

Le us know the results.


021810-28922-01.dmp 2/18/2010 8:50:06 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 fffff880`07d127e3 atipmdag.sys atipmdag.sys+2867e3 x64
021810-19999-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:04:46 PM KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED 0x0000001e ffffffff`c0000096 fffff800`02c9036d 00000000`00000000 00000000`00000000 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19453-01.dmp 2/18/2010 9:27:04 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000008 fffff800`00cbf54b 00000000`00000002 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-25740-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:32:52 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff880`012c6c8d fffff880`02165dd0 00000000`00000000 Ntfs.sys Ntfs.sys+74c8d x64
021810-19063-01.dmp 2/18/2010 10:50:52 PM PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA 0x00000050 fffff8a0`422a0b2f 00000000`00000000 fffff800`02f8087d 00000000`00000005 ntoskrnl.exe ntoskrnl.exe+71f00 x64
021810-19344-01.dmp 2/18/2010 11:09:12 PM SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION 0x0000003b 00000000`c0000005 fffff960`000ee9ea fffff880`068c3900 00000000`00000000 win32k.sys win32k.sys+be9ea x64


Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\New folder\021810-28922-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a55000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c92e50
Debug session time: Thu Feb 18 21:45:13.311 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:51:06.058
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck D1, {fffff880e7e36ce0, b, 0, fffff88007d127e3}

Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atipmdag.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atipmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atipmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atipmdag.sys ( atipmdag+2867e3 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If kernel debugger is available get stack backtrace.
Arg1: fffff880e7e36ce0, memory referenced
Arg2: 000000000000000b, IRQL
Arg3: 0000000000000000, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: fffff88007d127e3, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
READ_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80002cfd0e0


fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]





TRAP_FRAME: fffff88002dfacc0 -- (.trap 0xfffff88002dfacc0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=fffff880e7e36cc0 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=fffffa800592ca30
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff88007d127e3 rsp=fffff88002dfae50 rbp=0000000000000001
r8=00000000000004b0 r9=0000000000000001 r10=0000000000000000
r11=fffffa8003eb8c80 r12=0000000000000000 r13=0000000000000000
r14=0000000000000000 r15=0000000000000000
iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h] ds:0001:fffff880`e7e36ce0=????????????????
Resetting default scope

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from fffff80002ac6469 to fffff80002ac6f00

fffff880`02dfab78 fffff800`02ac6469 : 00000000`0000000a fffff880`e7e36ce0 00000000`0000000b 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
fffff880`02dfab80 fffff800`02ac50e0 : fffffa80`05143680 fffffa80`067f6010 fffffa80`04b06aa0 00000000`00005a1a : nt!KiBugCheckDispatch+0x69
fffff880`02dfacc0 fffff880`07d127e3 : fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 : nt!KiPageFault+0x260
fffff880`02dfae50 fffffa80`041627b0 : 00000000`00000000 fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b : atipmdag+0x2867e3
fffff880`02dfae58 00000000`00000000 : fffffa80`0612bd60 fffffa80`041627b0 00000000`0000000b fffff880`07cfbc38 : 0xfffffa80`041627b0

fffff880`07d127e3 ff5020 call qword ptr [rax+20h]


SYMBOL_NAME: atipmdag+2867e3


MODULE_NAME: atipmdag

IMAGE_NAME: atipmdag.sys


FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

BUCKET_ID: X64_0xD1_atipmdag+2867e3

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Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (6.1, Build 7600)
System Manufacturer: TOSHIBA
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BIOS: InsydeH20 Version 1.20
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX11

And I guess this is my graphics card:

Name: NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Chip Type: Geforce 310M
DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
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Current Display mode: 1366 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)

If anyone could help me it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

P.s. I'm not very computer savvy so keep that in mind :-/

A:Wondering if I should upgrade video card for video editing software

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A:PC upgrade or Video Card upgrade??

Your cpu is fine, a p4 3.4ghz is good enough for today's games but can you tell us what games you're trying to play?
For a quick upgrade that'll last you ok for a while and give you much better playablity in today's games, I'd just go for a graphics card upgrade, but, if you want the system to last you a while and you can wait a bit then I'd suggest waiting a few months. If you want a future proof games machine (meaning you'll get a year or two of gaming out of it) intel are bringing out a new series of processors, and the next generation of graphics cards are just around the corner too, directx10 cards.
If you're only a casual gamer you could still save some money if you wait, but then again the technology moves so fast you might as well get something that'll be considered decent for a while. I'm actually leaning towards you just getting a new agp graphics card, maybe like thisradeon x850pro. That'd make games look a lot prettier.

Edit: Hang on, forgot all the important stuff :blush: Can you tell us your full system specs, e.g. how much RAM, your mobo, your psu wattage etc.?

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A:bsod video scheduler and attempt to reset video card


Lets start with Driver Verifier

Verifier puts extreme stress on the drivers, bad ones will cause BSOD. If we change all those drivers we hope for no more BSODs, If you get no BSODs, then its not a driver and we look to hardware. With verifier on your computer may be a little laggy, but actually..its just doing its work.Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable
Driver Verifier runs in the background, "testing" drivers for bugs. If it finds one, a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) will result; the corresponding dump file will hopefully show the faulty driver.

Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow

Driver Verifier monitors kernel-mode drivers and graphics drivers to detect illegal function calls or actions that might corrupt the system. It can subject the drivers to a variety of stresses and tests to find improper behavior.

Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers out. If it doesn't crash for you, then let it run for at least 36 hours of continuous operation.

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I want to upgrade the video card on my dell dimension 4700 system. The psu on my system is 305w so I know my choices are limited. The card I'm looking at is the ati hd 4670. Although the site state the requirement is 400w, I read all over that many people are able to use it at 300w. I know it also depends on the ammount of hardware that is installed in your pc. My pc is running a pretty light load as of now.

I basically have: intel p4 530 3.0 ghz, 1.5 gig ram,1 harddrive(5400 rpm at most), 1 cd/dvd rom and 1 dvr-rw/dvd+rw drive.

From what I can gather the 4700 psu has a dual 12v rails at 18.0amps a piece.

With the load I have right now is feasible for me to run the hd 4670?

A:Video card upgrade

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Hey all new here just came upon u all.

OK so i want to know what type of video card i can upgrade to on my pc for AGP or PCI?

Specs of pc are:

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3066 MHz (23 x 133)
Motherboard Name Gigabyte GA-8S661FXM-775 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
System Memory 480 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

I dont know if u need more info than that?

I kind of hope this pc supports a decent add on card ? right now the video is onboard?

So basically i just want to be able to play BF2 lol

A:video card upgrade

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- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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A:Want to upgrade my video card.

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A:upgrade video card or go PCI-E?

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A:Upgrade video card

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I think the interface is PCI

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That board is a AM2 board EBAY will be the best solution to find a better CPU....if....it's BIOS will accept a higher clocked CPU....so to upgrade that you will need motherboard, ram?, CPU, and a retail copy of Windows7....

You will be bottlenecked with any of those cards.....but your frames will still go up....

Some games are more CPU dependent than others so 80% will not hold true in all cases...

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A:What video card to upgrade to

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GeForce GT 430: Newegg.com - Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
GeForce GT 440: Newegg.com - Galaxy 44GGS8HX3VXZ GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

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A:Video Card Upgrade?

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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Hello, I have upgraded my Pavilion P7-1050t from a G620 to an i7-2600S processor with 8GB of ram. Next I want to upgrade to a dedicated video card and new power supply. The specs state a PCIe x16 expansion slot but does not mention 2.0 or 3.0. I want to make sure I get the best card that I can get maximum usage from. Any suggestions?

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Hi srry to ask , But i have a Nvidia 8500 GT should i go up to a 9600 GT?
would i benafit from the upgrade ?
or should i go with a 8600GT?
i am currently useing my19 inch HDTV as a monitor 1080P is nice.
i plan to use my 60GB PS3 on my HDTV.
my 22inch monitor had a fault so i sent it in for repairs.
also what are the specs on the 9600 GT.
thanks for your help.

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My son would like to upgrade his video card to a RX480, after upgrading the power supply will it fit and work?if not what size limitations does it have to meet?Thank you in advance

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I need to upgrade the video card for my daughter's computer and not sure what to get.
Here's what her computer is:
Compaq Presario 5240(?)
AMD XP 1700
1.47 GHZ
480MB Ram
The current video card that came with the computer is a
S3 Graphics ProSavage KM133
The system runs fine, but she is unable to play Sims2 because of a graphics issue it states.
Any thoughts to an economical upgrade I can install and make the program work, and also any basic instruction as to how to install it. I would appreciate any help with this!!

A:Video Card Upgrade

try one of the mid-ranger cards geforce 6600 or ati x700
they go for like $200 on newegg i think

just open up your case, how you would do that depends on your case
locate your video card/agp slot (the card you plug your monitor to), take it out and put the new one in
close it up, install drivers

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I am going to upgrade from an FX 5200 to an X850 XT PE.
My system specs are: 1 GB RAM/3.0GHZ P4/FX5200
The card that I chose supports AGP 8x which is the only BUS I have.

The manufacturer of the computer is Dell and I was just wondering that if the power supply was too low, would my PC still be okay If I got a new power supply then tried to put the new video card in?

Basically, Is it possible to put the card in, have it not work, then get a new power supply, and have it work(all without damaging the comp)?


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Ok, here we go. So I recently got into PC gaming and wow it's slow. Now I'm not looking for perfect graphics, set on the highest options etc, but I do want good graphics without lag on such games as Oblivion, Pro street, Kane and lynch, Call of duty 4, etc.

So. My problem is I don't know what to upgrade. I was thinking between RAM and video card because those seem to be my 2 worst(unfortunately) but maybe there's something else I need to upgrade that's more important. So that's what i need help with. Here's my specs:

Hard drive: 235gigs space. Used space - 149gigs, free space - 83gigs
Processor: Intel pentium 4 3.06Ghz
RAM: 512mb
Video card: Tul corporation(It's supposed to be ATI or something, but shows as Tul on device manager and other programs) Radeon X300SE
Also, it shows that one and X300SE secondary, so I think I might have 2? Not sure though.
Audio card: Realtek High defenition audio card
DVD drive: Philips SPD2413P 16x

So, what would be the best to upgrade? I'm thinking RAM to 1gb for like $12 on EbayD) but what do you all think?

Thanks and happy holidays

A:RAM vs Video card, what to upgrade?

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I have a Dell Dim 4400 with windows XP -pentium 4 -478-pin package-intel 845 chipset-cpu 1.60ghz-250mb hard drive-1024mb ram-AGP 4x/2x 1.5v only-3 PCI slots- 1 CNR-200 watt power supply- motherboard model D845PT. Iam Running a Realflight R/C simulator, they require a better video then I have. It works OK but I do not get shadows. I have upgraded all drivers.I hope you can help me?

A:upgrade my video card

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I received the computer free when myy job got new computers. I play Elder Scrolls Online, the often have updates to the game. Recently I have not been able to play. After going back and forth with them it appears that I need a better graphics card. I would like to upgrade it, but apparently it's integrated. I'm not to comeputer savy does this mean I can't?If I can't then that means I'll have to get a better computer, which is hard on a single income. Any help is welcome at this point.Thank you

A:Upgrade video card

Integraged means that the video solution is either on the motherboard as a chip or on the processor chip. Your PC does not have a  PCIe - x16 video card, it has an MXM graphics board. See the following illustrated parts  and service map. Pag2 2, item 3.http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/action.process/public/psi/manualsDisplay/?s... All-in-One desktop PCs are a type that does not lend itself to being a candidate for certain upgrade types. You can upgrade the hard disk to an SSD, but you can't upgrade the video solution because of the type of case and motherboard. If you had a standard type PC with an ATX case it would be different and upgrading a video card would be possible.

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I have an Envy 700-214, with the mother board video output I can see two monitors at once, I trate to install a third monitor and buy a Nvidia Gforce GT730, but when I install the video card the DVI  outlet is dead and the two outlets fron the computer are off, what do i need to do for activate the DVI outlet from the new video card and activate the mother board outlets with the new video card installed

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Hi, I have an Inspiron 620 currently fitted with AMD Radeon HD6450 video card with 1024mb memory and PSU L300-00 rated as 300W max.
I wish to upgrade the video card to something with more memory as it struggles when editing my videos.
Can you please advise on what can be acheived with my machine.
Regards, Terry

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I'm trying to help my sister upgrade her computer right now and I had a few questions concerning compatibility. She has a Dell Dimension E310 with Intel Pentium 4 Processor 521 (2.80GHz), 512MB DDR2 SDRAM with built in Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900. I was wondering if these two upgrades would be compatible for her system:

Video Card
ATON VIDEO-498PCI-DLP GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Low Profile Ready Video Card

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

I currently cannot post links since I am a new member but I found those one Newegg.com. Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Video Card upgrade help

Should be ok. You can get slower DDR2 400MHz (PC2 3200) RAM as well, since that is the one that comes with the PC by default, and you may save some money in the process.

The video card is fine though.

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I'm upgrading my power supply and I thought it'd be a good time to get a new video card as well. I currently have an ATI Radeon X1650 Pro

Motherboard ID 09/28/2007-XFX-6A61IR0BC-00
Motherboard Name XFX MB-N680-ILT9

I'm just looking for a card that will allow me to run newer games on lower to mid settings. I'd say less than 100 is what I'm looking to pay.

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i only have around $30 for a video card, i might even get 15 more to make it $45 if im lucky. i have an old FX5200 running on my new 20" acer monitor and gaming on it is ok but a litlle slow when i go to 1680X1050, soo i need a upgrade soon

A:I need a video card upgrade BAD

What game do you play usually? IMO, this would be a good upgrade from your current card for games like WoW and Counter Strike etc. For heavier games like Prey etc, you'd need a better card.

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Can you please recommend amd Radeon hd 7450 replacement video card as mine has stopped working. I will not be upgrading anything else. Thank you


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A:Upgrade video card

@Illuzzion, welcome to the forum. Here is a HD 7450 that should be an exact replacement.  Newer video cards require UEFI in the motherboard instead of a Legacy/standard BIOS.  This makes it difficult to know which newer cards will work. 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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I would like to upgrade my laptop's video card as it's not meeting my performance needs.  Is this possible with my laptop?

A:Video Card Upgrade

Hi,Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04434142Unfortunately graphics chip is soldered on to the motherboard. You cannot replace or upgrade it like in many consumer notebooks.RegardsVisruth

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Hello! I'm currently using a Low Profile ATI Radeon HD 2400 256mb video card in my Dell system. It is a slim case system and I was wondering whether or not there was a better performing Low Profile video card that I can put in place of the one I have now. It is PCI express. Just want to play newer games without any issues.

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Can someone please explain this??

I installed a new video card, an attempted upgrade to a 256mb GeForce FX 5600 from an FX 5200. The attached image is a screenshot of my desktop after installation.

A task pane on the desktop?!? Neither I nor anyone that I know has ever seen anything like this.

Some more oddities:

- After installing the new card & drivers then rebooting, the desktop (& everything else) was unchanged. The altered desktop did not appear until after I shut down, then turned the PC on (the next day).

- Pressing the Win key did not bring up the start panel - I had to left-click the start button.

- The network connections icon no longer appeared in the system tray, even though the 'show icon in notification area when connected' box was still checked. The 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon was similarly missing.

- Even after uninstalling the new card & rolling back the drivers, the task pane on the desktop was still there. It wasn't until after I restored the pre-installation contents of the hard drive from a backup disk image that I waa able to have a normal desktop as well as regain the Windows key functionality and missing icons.

A:Video Card Upgrade

The first problem I see is that you have Spyware; DateManager.

If you want to remove the bar at the top you should be able to right click on it and select Close Toolbar.

A move from a FX5200 to a FX5600 is a marginal upgrade.

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Hi at the moment i'm running Call of Duty 4 on low quality and im still lagging.
Here are my specs:
1.Dual Core 2.00 GHz intel Pentium E2180 (Pentium 4)
2. PCI express port for GPU
3. A dell 0RY007 Motherboard
4. 2 RAM's each 1024 MB (4 slots in total) 332.5 DRAM frequency
5. An ATI FireGL V3100 128MB graphics card
6. Not sure about watts and power
7. My core speed on the processor keeps changing from 1195 to 1995 (?) on CPU-Z
My budget is between 50 and 100 canadian dollars.
I live in Canada.
I want this new graphics card to allow to me play medium quailty at least with minimal to no lag.
Thanks ahead of time!

A:How can I upgrade my Video Card?

Hi Vania
, a few things, first can you look at the sticker on the side of your power supply to see how many amps/watts you have to work with? it will look something like the attached image. secondly, your cpu frequency is probably changing due to cpu throttling , its a power saving feature that idle at a lower speed to save energy, and throttles up under heavier use. you can change that in the power plan settings if you wish, and what monitor are you using? and at what resolution are you wanting to game at? welcome to Techspot

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I want to upgrade my video card to the Chaintech SA6600 GeForce 6600 AGP 8X 256MB DDR Video Card w/TV-Out & DVI card tomorrow, Will I have to reinstall my O/S or is there a trick too it?

ABS Awesome 3300
--XP Home sp-1 & sp-2
--Aspire Full Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window and 420W PS (Blue)
--AMD Athlon XP 2600+/333 FSB 512K Barton
--Koolance EXOS-AL Liquid Cooling System
--Koolance CPU-300-H06 CPU Cooler
--Gigabyte GA-7NNXP nForce2 Ultra400 Dual Channel DDR (Motherboard)
--Albatron GeForce FX 5200 128MB DDR DVI/TV-out (Video Card)

A:Upgrade Video Card

It should go without saying that you should back up anything critical anyway, but you shouldn't have to reinstall the OS when switching from one nVidia to another. Personally I would uninstall the drivers then switch cards and install newer drivers. Do yourself a favor though and download the latest drivers from nVidia (Chaintech doesn't always send the most current versions with their cards). If you have problems there is a program (can't think of the name right now) that will completely get rid of all of your old drivers so that you can have a fresh install.

Since you say tomorrow I'm assuming it's too late to try and talk you into a 6600GT.

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Hi, I am new here. I am trying to get some help on upgrading my video card. I want something that will be good for games. I don't need something overly extravagent, just something that works.
I have a Compaq Presario SR1303WM. According to the specs page http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&dest_page=product&product=447312&dlc=en&docname=c00280659 there are 3 PCI slots available and 1 AGP slot available. Does it matter which one I use?
Does it matter what brand? Does it matter how many MB? There are so many out there, I dont know if only certain ones work for certain computers. Any help/advice would be wonderful.
Thanks in advance!!!

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Hi there...
I recently bought a Gateway NV5332u laptop from best buy and as I have been an avid gamer for most of my life I would love to improve my performance. For the time being my system has Windows 7 64-bit home, an AMD Athlon II x2(2.0ghz) M300, 3 gb ddr 2 RAM (will be upgrading to 4 gb in a week or so), a 320 gb hard drive, and an AMD 880g with Radeon HD4200 graphics processor with 256 mb dedicated video. I know my video does pull from system memory for excess. I was just wondering if there are any reasonably cheap video cards (150 to 200$) that would help improve my performance.

Thank you very much.

A:Looking to upgrade my video card

Are you sure the graphics card is not intergrated. In otherwords Most laptops do not have upgradable Graphics cards, and usually those that do, you would have to buy the Graphics card from the system manufacturer. And looking at the Gateway web site it appears that you may not be able to upgrade your video, but you can install more ram and share more System ram with your video card.

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