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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 )

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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

Followup: MachineOwner

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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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A:Is this the right video card upgrade

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A:Upgrade video card

Wow a Pentium 6? xD

You need to tell us if you have an AGP or PCIe slot.

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A:Upgrade Video Card for my PC

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A:Video card upgrade

I would say No, it may boot up but under load you are asking for trouble.Dell's are not known for having good psu's to begin with.Save yourself some problems and find a compatible good quality psu ...

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A:Upgrade video card

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A:Video Card Upgrade

For gaming getting PCIe is the best choice. So yes its worth getting a new motherboard.

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A:Video card upgrade

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Would also help to know which G72 you have as HP lists 101 variations of it,

Product search results

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A:I need help- I'm looking to upgrade video card

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As for the PSU, something like this should do you well:

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A:Video Card Upgrade

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so i say go get one, its a decent card and its DX10, and you really can't beat $99 im going to be at the door when they open to get mine ;D

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A:upgrade video card ?

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A:video card upgrade

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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:Should I upgrade my video card?

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We just purchased a new game Sid Meyer's Pirates. Once installed it won't run without Direct9x, and direct 9x won't run on our computer. So I purchased a new video card, a Diamond Shealth ATI Radion 9200 SE 128 MB DDR PCI Version.

I put the card in but before I can even install it the monitor freezes. If I put the monitor connection in the card it states "no signal" not connected and shuts off.

We have a Compaq Presario 6300US, Intel Celeron 1.4GHZ, 192SDRAM (I have 256MB installed but the old video card take 64MB). Intergrated Intel Direct AGP 3D graphci with 11MB . Windows XP operating system. There are two empty expansion slots.

Currently in the Setup (BIOS) my default Primary video adapter is a PCI.

Should I have bought a AGP card or PCI. Any suggestions would be appreciated. How should this card be installed. Thanks

A:Video card upgrade

is the mother compatiable with the video card?

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Hello all,
I am looking to upgrade the video card on my computer.
It's an Acer X3910. It's a small form factor case and the
video is on is on the motherbord. I'm trying to play some
games on my computer but my system is lacking on good
Video card. I have attached information aout my computer.
Any help will be appreciated.

Could not upload service manual but here is the URL:
(Note; in the attached service manual they mention
some cards, but None of these are available on the

A:Video Card Upgrade Help

The nVidia cards listed are ones that aren't available at retail. I'm not sure what the retail equivalents are, but they may be equivalent to Geforce 210 and 220 cards.

Versions of the Radeon 4350 listed are readily available.

They are all low-profile low power cards.

As the X3910 has a 220W power supply, you don't want to ask much of it. You may not have an easy option to upgrade that power supply, as small form factor machines like this one don't use indsutry standard ATX style PSUs.

Making the X3910 into a tolerable gaming machine may be difficult. It wasn't built for that purpose.

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I would like to get some opinions on upgrading my current 8mb vanta video card (mother board supports 4X AGP 2.0). I am not a gamer. I do alot of video conversion(dvd, mpeg 1 & 2, vcd, avi) and record from TV. I don't won't to spend more than about $100-$120. I mostly use Win XP and use 1024x768 @32bit on a 19" crt monitor. I am also planning to upgrade my CPU to an Athlon XP 1800 or faster.

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i have an old pentium 3 dell, i want to use this computer to play games on but i think i will need a better video card. i installed the sims 2 and it only works on 16-bit colour and the highest i can go currently is 24-bit. the card i believe is build into the motherboard or somthing like that. it's an Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller

the game is still quite slow and laggy, will it make the game run fast if i get a better video card

so if it's not jsut a waste of money to buy a graphics card, how do i know which one to buy, i won't spend any more than 70 on it


A:video card upgrade or not

We need more information on your computer. What model is it? Does it have a AGP slot. A new card will help out some.

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Hi all,

I have a Geforce 7300 GS right now. I am looking to upgrade my video card and holy moley!!! there are sooo many cards out there. I have an Intel Pentium 3.0 and 2gb ram and am looking to upgrade my video card.

I am looking to upgrade to a video card with 1GB memory. I think that the games that I play (Titan Quest and Civ IV) push my card the most. I don't do movies or anything like that on my machine...at least not yet...lol

My price range is $150ish, this appears to be able to get me a decent video card.

I looked at 2GB video cards, and holy moly.... they are really expensive. Why are these cards soo expensive? Memory is relatively cheap. So, why are the 2GB cards, $500 +? The jump from 512MB to 1GB is $40 to $75ish. Seems to me that the upgrade to 2GB should be in the $300 range, not $500+.

Thank you for a response on either part of my email!

Best regards,


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Ok, so I want to upgrade my videocard(s). Normally this wouldn't be a problem but I'm low on expansion slots and with all the stuff coming out I could use some advice.
Current specs:
cpu:amd fx-62
ram: 4gb OCZ 900mhz ddr2
mobo: asus crosshair SLI 590
HDD's: 5x500GB in raid 5 array - 1x 500GB system disk
soundcard: creative Xtreme gamer Xfi
Videocards: XFX 8400GS (its a placeholder) and
Radeon 7000 (to drive extra monitors - I had some old CRT's laying around)

Now ive got a pretty (~1000$, but I want to get an AMD quad core later) flexible budget, but the expansion slots are a problem.

my mobo has these slots, in this order:
PCI slot
PCIe x16 slot
PCIe x4 slot
PCI slot
PCIe x16 slot
PCI slot
and the cards I currently have are:
Radeon 7000 (PCI)
Geforce 8400 GS (PCIe x16 - Single slot cooler)
creative X-fi Xtreme gamer (PCI)
Highpoint RocketRaid2220 (PCI)
Also, I want to get another Rocketraid 2220 at some point.

And if things weren't complicated enough:
I want to keep my extra monitors - that mean IF i go sli, I need an ATI card to drive my extra monitors. If I get one card (for my main monitor) I could use my 8400GS to run the extra monitors.

I am considering SLI 8800GT's, but these dont have DX10.1 or SM 4.1 support, I know ATI's cards coming out soon do, but I am unclear on how big a deal this is.

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A:Video card upgrade - what to buy?

I would start by getting a motherboard configured more like you need it to be. You really do need a better video card. There are many good PCI or PCI-e cards out there

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Hello,I want to upgrade my current computer with this new Video Card, the RX 480 (http://www.microcenter.com/product/466870/Radeon_RX_480_4GB_GDDR5_PCIe_Video_Card)I would like to know If it is compatable and what computer parts I would need to complete this task.  My Specs : http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03933886 Thanks for your help 

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I have a E-Machines T2824 and right now it has a 64mb integrated video with it . I know it can't handle an AGP type of card so what the real question is can this system take a PCI-E card that would more than likely be 128mb ??????

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Okay, so I just bought a new computer for gaming purposes, and I need to upgrade the computer's graphics card in order to play most of the PC games I want to buy. I already know which card I want to get, but I want to make sure it can be installed into my computer before I decide to buy it.

Video Card- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814241063

Computer- http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8399299&type=product&id=1179877502628

I also would like to know if there would be anything else I would need to buy after upgrading my comp's video card, especially if I'll need to get a bigger PSU or something else. If you need more information, just tell me what you need and I'll try to post it here.

A:Video Card Upgrade and PSU help

I would wait till you have the system before buying the card. Two things you need to check:
1.will it fit in your case?
2.power supply-you will most likely need a more powerful one with the proper connections needed for the card and is compatable with your mobo and will fit

Research the card to find out what you need to know so you know what you're looking for

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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

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Okay hears the deal i play alot of Cs:s and just recently bought 1gb of ram for my comp.
altough it was value ram it still bosted the proformace a good 25fps jump.
my specs are
CPU:intel duo core 2.4ghz
Ram:2GB value ram 1 kingston 1 rendition
Video Card: x1300 dont think its pro or nothing
Power supply: 350watt
OS: Windows Vista Home Prem
Now im thinkin about getting A BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC 256MB. witch is decently powerfull its a dx10 card and i read somewher you can get the same proformace running a dx9 game with a 7900. witch may be the case but it will still be a jump from the x1300 witch sucks.. im jus wondering if thats a smart choice or should i buy a PS and the 8600?

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Hi Guys
I am running XP
I purchased this computer and the video card is not great. It is an Legacy Capture ROOT\MEDIA\MS_MMVCD does anyone know of an an upgrade that I could download for it. I tried the makers site but couldn't make much sense of it.

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Hi All
I have been reading all the post about graphic/video cards and I have NO CLUE,
I want to upgrade my Dell 4700.win7 500gig HHD and 1.5 gig ram P4 2.8
nothing fancy just a better card of course as cheap as poossibel LOL
any suggestions??


A:Upgrade video card

Welcome to Seven Forums No matter which of the many cards that will be suggested, I think you should budget in addition Ram with it. Together you'll see much more improvement in your systems overall preformance.
Also providing some idea of your budget will help when all the suggestions start pouring in. Fabe

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I currently have a 3DFX Voodoo5 5500 64MB AGP video card. I upgraded from Windows 98SE to XP Home recently when I built myself a new system. I started from scratch with new hard drives which means I didn't upgrade from 98SE. I had my Voodoo5 5500 set up perfectly with my old system and it ran great with games and videos. When I installed the card into my new system, it has never run like it did on the old system. In fact, I'm only showing 32MB of memory in dxdiag for this card. For the life of me, I don't know, I'm not an expert....yet. Maybe there aren't any drivers specific to XP? If I would've upgraded from 98SE to XP, maybe the drivers would carry over? I have tried drivers from everywhere and my video still isn't the same as it was with 98SE.

I am now thinking of upgrading to a 128MB card. I have a few choices because I got a $130 gift card from Best Buy for Xmas, which prompted the upgrade. I have researched these cards and all seem to have their own flaws, but I don't want to spend too much, under $150. I play games and watch videos, but I would say that I don't do it alot. I'm not hard core, so I don't need too much. Max Payne is my game of choice. Here are the cards I'm considering. They are all in my price range.

- ATI Radeon 9200 128MB DDR AGP
- BFG Asylum GeForce FX 5200 256MB AGP
- eVGA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP
- PNY GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP

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A:Video Card Upgrade/ Please Help

I know this is a wee bit past your limit, but I just did a Pricewatch on an ATI 9600XT (which from what I understand is a pretty sweet card) and it came in at $154 shipped. Might be worth checking out. I'm kind of partial to ATI so maybe we can get some input from nVidia gurus here as well.

BTW, welcome with your first post to TechSpot! :grinthumb

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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 All
I have (clean installed) win7 on my Dell 4700 everything works fine,but I just got aroung to trying the DVD Maker that came with win7. It says my video card does not meet the requirements to run? (video card is an onboard with the Dell 4700)
any suggestions to upgrade to a better card/working card!!

Thanks for any Help given


A:Video Card upgrade

Place to start that will help us is your budget for a new card,and listing your power supply. Are you running 32 or 64 bit Seven I ask because of the 1.5 gigs of Ram. Thanks. Fabe

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I wish to upgrade my video card but i would like to know wehich one will be suitable for my computer. I own a HP pavillion a6600f desktop .. Thanks

A:upgrade my video card

@mskimmykk, welcome back to the forum. This is a difficult task.  Finding a video card that will work with older computers is getting more difficult all of the time.  My suggestion to all members with older computers is, decide which manufacturer you like and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  This is the only way that I know to assure that the one you buy will work.  The sellers pay to ship their products to you, but you have to pay to return it if it doesn't work.  Also, you will have to upgrade the power supply unit (PSU).  The PSU is only 250W and newer cards require at least 400W to operate properly. 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 want to upgrade from my old 64MB video card to a 128MB video card...preferably a GeForce or a Radeon that runs around $50-$70...Any suggestions?

A:Video Card Upgrade

one of these will do.


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