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Q: Graphics card issue.

I am looking for a new graphics card.

My mother board:

would XFX Nvidia GeForce 8500GT PCI Express x16 2.0
work - notice the 2.0 part.
Would any PCI Express X16 + the 2.0 bit work?
I need to know ASAP!

Thanks Techguy, you are always my first and last resort.

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A: Graphics card issue.

yes backward compatable

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Hello forum,
So I just updated my Nvidea graphics card, and for some reason after restarting my laptop, in order to install these files to the system, the "System Thread Exception Not Handled" Blue screen error flashed on my screen, and later redirected me to an automatic repair screen, which attempted to fix this issue.
I ended up restarting the laptop on safe mode, uninstall my Nvidea graphics card and completely reinstall it from scratch.
But for some reason it keeps giving me the same error each time I restart my laptop.
After some research online, apparently there's an issue with Avast and Nvidea?
You will find attached the SF Diagnostic Tool grab all option files needed to view the issue at hand.
Any help would greatly be helpful.
Many are saying that I've not been installing the corrent drivers, but that's not possible, as it's directly from the MSI website (GT70 0NE) linked to the official Nvidea website, saying that the driver includes my graphics card (680M).
While other people are saying that maybe Avast is causing some issue towards the graphics card?
I have the Avast 2014 Professional Antivirus.
Laptop Specs:
Windows 8.1
MSI Dragon Edition 2, GT70 0NE, Intel Core i7-3630QM CPU @ 2.40 GHz 64 bit
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Any help would greatly be appreciated, I'm currently running my laptop without the nVidea Graphics Card Drivers, and seems to be fine so far.

A:BSOD Graphics card issue/Avast Issue?

This appears to be a duplicate topic
The other one is here: BSOD System Thread Exception Not Handled Error/Nvidea Card

I responded to the other one.
You may want to PM a staff member to have this one deleted (to prevent confusion)

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Hi guys i've got a problem with my toshiba qosmio g20. I've had it running sweet on xp and i recently upgraded it to vista ultimate lite. It for some reason won't read my graphics card geforce 6600. it says the best driver is already installed for you called standard graphics adapter but thats wrong so i can't play games so im gonna put it back to xp but to do that is a mission. this laptop has raid harddrives so I need to install a driver. so i press f8 or whatever it is(can't remember) to enter the menu thing (this is at the blue screen before you enter the partition menu) it comes up with something like "please enter you manufactuers disk into the A:" but i don't have a floppydrive built in to be able. i've tryed usb floppydrivebut it doesn't read as A: so can use on of them. I've heard about useing nlite to put the drivers in a cd with the rebootstuff but i can't getit to read the drivers too. it was easy enough going to vista as you could insert a flash drive with drivers on it.

Please help me fix this or ill have to take it into a shop and pay them.

A:reboot issue and graphics card issue NVIDIA

Do you have AHCI or RAID as an option to select in BIOS?

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Hi, I'm having some issues with my new graphics card (To run TESIV Oblivion near max resolution, and to use in a new build, hopefully soon). I haven't installed it because when I read the manual it said in the "recommended system requirements" that I needed a 450W PSU with a 30A 12V rail. I have this PSU but it only has 18A 12V rails. I was wondering if I would be able to run the graphics card well with only 18A, and if not if someone would be so kind as to point me in the direction of a reasonably cheap, yet reliable, PSU with the necessary Amperage (or however you spell it).

A:Graphics card PSU issue

It might work, but I don't suggest it. Why play around with power? I would suggest a brand like Thermaltake or Antec for a new psu. That card does seem to require quite a bit of amps though :suspiciou !

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Hello, My name is Jon. Im new to these forums and they looked like a good place to ask my question. Ok, here is the deal. My dell XPS 700 came with 2 Dual Nvidia 7900's 256mb... I swaped both out for 1 ATI Raedeon X 1950 XTX. I reformated before i did so. So windows found the ATI card but it couldnt get drivers for it. So I put the ATI cd in and installed the catalyst drivers and software. Everything is working great. But, windows is still finding Nvidia hardware. Like for instance: Nvidia SMBus and Nvidia Media Shield.. These used to be installed before the reformat. Im pretty sure they were just used for the Nvidia cards so I wont need to install them right? I mean they would probably not help or actually cause harm if I install them. For now, I have not installed them and I simply disabled them in the device manager. Please tell me if i need to install them or not. Im pretty sure I wont cause I dont have the nvidia cards anymore. Tell me if im right to keep them disabled. Thanks for helping me! This already looks like a great forum.

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If the cards are taken out-then you can disable them and all should be fine.


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hi im having graphics card issues i purchased a nividia 630 2 days ago and since then ive had a nightmare ive tried absolutely everything i can to try and get this to work but it keeps freezing my pc on the loading windows screen ive spoken to nividia and my pc supplier and they all say that it should work please help i have also changed my psu from 350 to 600 watts

A:graphics card issue

With the card installed are you able to access safe mode? If it locks up in safe mode I would return the card. Does your motherboard have onboard video and have you disabled it?

If you have another PC you can test with you can try the card in that machine.

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right, hello people...

I have recently installed a ATI Radeon 9600XT from a mate. I used to have a Nvidia Geforce MX440 SE with 128MB.

After installing the new card, my performance dropped. On CS i am now constantly getting 30fps, i have done all the ingame tweeks and nuting seems to work. DOwnloaded omega drivers aswell as ATI.

Looking in my devices my graphics card is displayed as Unknown > ATI Radeon 9600XT however apperantly there are primary and secondary cards. I only have one installed :/
Looking at benchmarks it's performing at under 50% than it should be

Anyhelp would be greatly appreciated


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Did you uninstall the old nVidia drivers before putting in the ATI card?

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my problem started with my monitor burning out my internal graphics chip. my srceen says there is no input.so i was told from someone on this web page to just buy a graphics card(witch i did nvidia geforce 8600 gt)put it in and it would automaticly overide the original graphics chip.well i did all that and my monitor still wont work.i dont no if its because i need to download the driver for it or what.obviosly i cant download the driver or do anything else if i cant see anything.can someone please help.this is only a 1200 dollar pc and i dont want to keep throwing money at it if it cant be fixed.

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I have HP Compaq dc7800p small form Factory DC 7800ps9/e6550/80hndI'm trying to purchase a graphics card for my PC I recently purchased one but it did not fit my computer I wanted to know if there was a specific graphics card I have to purchase and what is it?

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Pls I have an issue with my system it's not up to a hear since I got it and the system starting doing something blinking, I thought it was the OK so I upgraded it to a Windows 10from Windows 8 that it came with, still the same it, it does something like a twitch it started once in a while but now it is almost evry 2mins,and I can even use the system to do any media production, since I use it church services, it has been very difficult with the constant twitch on the screen. Pls I need some urgent assistance. I don't know if It is the graphics card that is having the issue.

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I am new to upgrading my PC, but I have some experienced friends and I have stumped them all with my issue. I installed a new MSI Twin Frozr III R7850 graphics card in my HP Pavillion Desktop, I have a PCIe x16 2.0 and the card uses 3.0, however from research that should not be my problem. I installed the card and two startups in a row I got 8 1 second beeps. On the third startup however I got nothing, it just started up, no picture and obviously not loading any programing, but no beeping. I have tried the HDMI and DVI ports that the graphics card uses and I still have nothing. My computer, however, runs perfectly fine when I do not have this new graphics card powered. Am I doing something wrong, or is my card just dead?

A:Graphics Card Issue

Well ill go through a few basic things:

First did you hook up both 6 pin connectors?

Second what video card was installed previously, if it was NVidia, did you remove the previous drivers.

Third, have you tried different slots on the motherboard for testing, also does the motherboard have onboard video.

Try these solutions and lets go from there.

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I had recently bought a ATi Radeon 9000 64MB DDR PCI Video Card online to play a game on my computer. First when I put it in a slot the resolution was low and everything was huge and when I tried to change the resolution in the control panel it didn't change anything. Then I installed the software that came with it thinking that might solve the problem and once it got done it asked me to restart. So I restarted and then it went past the computer loading screen then got stuck on a black screen and it wouldn't get passed it. So I opened up my computer and put it in a different slot, this time it started up.. got to my desktop and everything was still huge but my start bar was gone. Restarted again.. same deal. The card came with a cord, one end hooks up to the card and the other has a yellow head (Looks like those cords you would plug into your TV: Red, Yellow, and White). But I have no idea where that would plug into inside my computer.. maybe thats the problem? Any suggestions?

My Computer Specs are:
Windows XP - Home Edition
1984 RAM
~2.2 GHz Processor

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your card has an rca plug?

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Hi guys, So i have a vaporX 5870. Runs really well and seems to have no issues but with BF3 and Skyrim. now i think the reason is that only those 2 games push the card. So after playing either for around say 20 min the temps on the card go way up.

GPU Diode (dispIO) will show around 58c
GPU Diode (MemIO) will show around 64c
GPU Diode (Shader) will show around 68c
this is with the card fan at 75%

Now i know these temps arnt bad at least i dont think so but if it gets any higher i think around 70 the card shuts down and display is killed and the card will have fans go to max. im assuming its the safety procedure for high temps hitting the peak. My MCP, north bridge on this MB was causing issues before ( Zotec 9300) but i fixed that and now its only maxing at like 52c.

So Either the card is not cooling itself corectly or my case cooling is not good enough or something in between??

System specs
Water cooled CORSAIR CWCH50
Pentium 6300 O.C to 3.4Ghz
Zotac 9300 G-E
4G Ram
Sapphire Vapor x 5870
Also is there a way to check after the fact of the card/computer crashing? is there logs somewhere?

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AMD GRAPHICS card is not get install properly and I am getting error 43

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Mohterboard: ASUS M3N72-D
Monitor1: Samsung SyncMaster T240HD(DVI or HDMI)
Monitor2: Samsung SyncMaster 2433aw(DVI)
Old Card: HIS Radeon 4870/4850(dont remember which)
New Card: HIS Radeon 5870
OS: Windows 7

-I press the power button on my computer.
-Everything in the case turns on, Including the new graphics card.
-The fan on the card whirs up to a ridiculously high speed, but i do not get a picture on either of my monitors. (no startup screen bios or anything)
-The monitors both sit in standby mode. and the graphics card fan continues to spin at a high speed.

I have gotten everything to start up and run nicely without any issues once or twice, but if I turn the computer off and back on I run into the same issue.

If I reinstall the old card everything works fine of course, and it works fine if I run an HDMI cable to the on-board GPU.

I've tried quite a few things already to resolve the issue but none of them thus far has worked.
-Uninstalling on-board GPU drivers
-Uninstalling old graphics drivers
-Installing the new drivers for new card (did this one of the times it actually worked)
-All manner of cable setups (one monitor(either dvi slot), two monitor, etc.)
-Checked all connections to make sure they are secure.
-Both PCI-E slots on the motherboard.
-Configuring the BIOS to not run the on-board GPU (I'm not sure if i did this correctly, but i went back and set everything back how it was)

My limited knowledge is telling me that for some reason or another t... Read more

A:Having an issue with new graphics card.

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Recently my friend has complained that his graphics card appears to be acting strange. He recently began playing World of Warcraft again and at times gets odd graphics glitches. Sometimes the display will turn weird colors and / or the display will automatically shut down. Could this be an overheating or dying video card, or do the settings need to be changed? The video card is a nVidia Geforce 6600GT. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks for the help!


A:Graphics Card Issue

Re-seat the Video card and makesure all fans are working......clean out any dust inside the PC..

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tryed to install a new graphics card on my pc to no avail. anytime i put the card in the pci slot the screan turns black. i have a 400 w power supply so thats not an issue. also if i leave the monitor plugged into the pc output the monitor goes in power safe mode. if i plug it in to the back of the card it shows up the card info and bios but monito goes blank after. could this be the onboard graphics card interfering??

A:graphics card issue

have you put the graphics card into the slot properly and installed the drivers for it?

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Hello, obvious first time poster, but im hoping some of you may be of assistance to my problem.

Recently, i upgraded my Hp Pavillion 9644ca's 2 gigs of ram, to 4 gigs, everything has run smoothly until a few days ago when it froze while i was playing World of Warcraft, i figured, no big deal, probably a graphics card issue, its happened to me before, so i checked my updates and sure enough a new driver was avalible through windows update, so i update it and try WoW again, runs smoothly for a while then locks again, from here my problem escalates and the computer locks with the slightest use of graphics power, its gotten to the point now where i cant even start the computer, instead of loading screens, i get weird colored bars running vertically along the screen that start to fade from the bottom right corner, and work to the top left, eventually leaving my with a black screen, unfortunately, the problem is a little deeper however, occasionally i can get it to load, the last time i thought i had corrected the problem, i ran S.T.A.L.K.E.R to test it, and it ran for a while but died again.

Ultimately, I hope i can recover my hard drive and wipe the computer, but any ideas before i take that step would be appreciated.

A:Possible Graphics Card Issue

Sounds like the video card is dieing or overheating

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Good evening,When I add nvidia GF9500 GT Graphics card installed my desktop. First time display come with on-board display after I installed driver it working fine with graphics card. When shut down pc and re on again working fine. When I restart pc after my anti-virus update not coming display. I connect vga cable to on board display no luck. After i removed graphics card its working fine with on board display. Pls give me solutionThanks &regardsJaaf

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Hopefully someone can help with this issue I am experiencing. I recently had a Powercolor Radeon R9 290 PCS+ OC 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card fitted (I am register blind and cannot fit hardware myself) but every few days I receive a BSOD (please see enclosed screenshots).

The engineer who fitted the card says it is probably a driver issue but I have the latest version on the PC? I have run PC-Doctor Toolbox through the system and it reports no problems? I have uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it again.

I hope someone can throw some light on this issue.

Many thanks for any/all input

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Hi Graham ... Could be a Driver problem or a faulty Card ... Try the Driver in the Link below ...

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I've a HP envy Leap Moton laptop with 8GB RAM and 4GB NVidia GT-750 graphics card,last year my laptops got accidently hit and due to that its hindges broke and needed to be replaced.After that i didn't noticed till now that whenever i play any high-end games my PC starts to Lag and ending me quitting the game.It should happen and also HP's benchmark saying that it is an Extreme Gaming Laptop.Please provide a solution ASAP

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Need the precise Product Number or Model number. So the hinges have now been fixed? How did that happen? The GT750 video card is probably not adequate for some higher end games so also please specify the games you are trying to play as there may not be any fix to make your computer run a game beyond its hardware capability. 

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Hello,I have an old Optiplex 740, FH6R43J service tag, which has a graphics card.When you start your PC get stuck and diagnostic lights 2 and 4 illuminate and I can not enter in the BIOS.
The problem should be the graphics card. How do I start the PC graphics card without using graphics card but  the VGA port without the PC locks?
Thank you

A:graphics card issue

The second part of the question makes no sense - remove the graphics card and connect the monitor directly to the VGA port on the mainboard (if there's a black plastic cover over it, you'll need to remove it to connect the monitor).

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I have an ATI Radeon 9700 pro. Every so often, the screen will break up, with lines going up and down, and you can barely make out the screen. When this does happen, it usually starts when I'm playing a game, and it will cause the pc to freeze, or at least appear to freeze. I'll try restarting the pc to solve it, but it will continue, I'll just leave the pc off for awhile and it goes away. I've bought it brand new about 3 years ago, and it started this sometime last year, at first I thought it was the monitor cause its pretty old, but I'm starting to think its the graphics card, maybe someone recognises the symptoms or knows what it is.

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Hi all. I'm having issues with my graphics card. Everything on my computer runs fine unless I try to play a game. When I do, my computer either says I need to update my driver, get a new graphics card, or that Direct3D isn't working. So in an attempt to find out what was wrong, I ran DXDIAG and found that under the display tab it shows no device, all the specifications say "n/a," and it says my device isn't compatible with Direct3D (which I know it is, or was anyway). Why won't it show my graphics card? I'm pretty sure I have an nVidia GeForce, but I'm not sure. I think if I can solve this problem and update the graphics driver I can get Direct3D working again. Thanks to all who reply.

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Hi guys i have come across a problem that i have never come across before.

I have a Radeon 9250 TV-Out card and when I flick the TV over so that i see my desktop it works perfect. When i try to watch a movie if the movie is an avi file all i get is a blank screen on my TV but it can be seen on the monitor. If i try any other type of movie IE mpeg it can be viewed on the tv aswell as the monitor.

I have tried a Gforce FX5200 and it worked perfect without any problems its just this radeon.

I was wondering if anyone could help me please?


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Okay so i left my memtest86+ running for the whole weekend, hit 30 passes without throwing a single error. The issue is that i get a windows explorer error as soon as my PC loads, my next port of call is the graphics card and someone suggested running my pc in safe mode with networking and disabling the graphics. My question is how do i go about disabling my graphics card?

A:Graphics Card the issue?

Damo0o I don't usually refer to other forums but I saw this and think it might be of help to you.

Can I disable video cards? If "yes," How do I do it? - Tech Support Forum

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Hello, I have a aspire 1430G desktop that has an AMD E-450 APU and I recently upgraded the PSU to support my also recently gained Gigabyte GT610. When I place the GT610 into its PCI slot and turn it on I get a black screen that says no input detected. When I remove the graphics card my computer runs like normal, and now im stuck with not a clue in the world of what to do to get the GT610 to work with my desktop. Any suggestions of what to do?

A:Graphics card issue with a APU

Are you connecting the monitor to the card? In order for the card to work the monitor must be connected to a port on the card.

If not the reason for the black screen is the integrated graphics is disabled when installing a dedicated graphics card.

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I have a problem with what I think is my graphics card. It started yesterday when I tried to play GTA San andreas, however the menu was completely black with grey boxes where the buttons usually are.
So this morning I tried restarting, to no avail.
After the restart I tried to play Rainbow six vegas. The game started up fine, but the menu buttons shows boxes instead of writing and all objects simply had a white texture. I also tried ghost recon advanced warfighter and killing floor after rainbow six, and these worked
I then tried a system restore (I recently had my computer reformatted and so restored to the earliest date), however this did not fix the problem, and now no games work. Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, although working before, now runs fine, however everything is dark and the textures are messed up.
I have also tried updating directX to 9.0c however it seems as though it is already up to date.
My graphics card is an Radeon Mobility HD 3450
Im not sure what do do, so any help will be greatly appreciated

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Display Driver Stopped Responding and Has Recovered.

I get that alot since and it's been a couple of weeks now. Everytime I play a game and the graphics card reaches 70-80 degrees a black screen appears and stays for around 3 seconds and then everything is back to normal. I downloaded riva tuner to make my fan spin faster on my Geforce 9800 Gt. I pretty much need to have the fans running at around 80% to keep my graphics card under 70 degrees. This wouldn't be a problem if it made no noise, but after a few weeks of just hearing that fan, I can't stand it anymore. I opened my case on the side to let in more air and nothing really changes. I used a can of compressed air to remove all the dust and nothing has changed. Is there anything I can do instead of buying a new card? I can provide pictures of the inside of my computer if needed. Help would be greatly appreciated

A:Graphics card issue..

opening the side of the case will attract more dust outside by all the fans you have. And yes please provide pictures. Also after looking on google the 9800Gt has some heat issues. And check this out (You are experiencing TDR's

TDR's can be cause by Driver conflicts on your system or bad drivers, or bad software

They can be caused by USB drivers, Network drivers, ACPI drivers, Adobe drivers, etc
I got this from MS support... they have a list of known problems
of which Nvidia driver could be one of the problems

hardware or software drivers
Corrupt or old DirectX can cause it (update it)
even the software you are running like a game (coded wrong, error in it)...update/patch software.

update your MotherBoard drivers first

Yes, there can be a problem with the driver... Im not discounting that
but most don't have the problem

so you have to look at your system first

A TDR does not mean that a NVida driver is bad)

Lucky last try use river tuner to reduce clocks to 669Mhz

Good luck
(sorry if those dont work)

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Any half-demanding game (which previously my gfx card had no problem with) is now getting lots of errors. The best way for me to describe them is as mono-colour shapes, often protruding from moving objects in the game. For example, I play a lot of Civ and the workers will often develop long spikes out of their arms, stretching right across the screen.

Or sometimes, there are blocks of large pixels of different colours. These issues are annoying but sometimes the issue will make the game unplayable, for example sometimes most of the screen will go black or there will be a huge shape emerging from the scenery. Below is an example from the Medieval II - Total War Demo.

I ran 'HWmonitor' and the max temp for my gfx card was mid-70s which apparently isn't that high.

Someone else mentioned it might be the GPU, and I think that wouldn't be worthwile fixing (?). I've only had the card eighteen months.

It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to get a new one, because I want to get one in time anyway. I'm already struggling to run some of the newest games (Crysis and the Call of Honour expansion, at least).

I'm rather lazy so if its looking like its not fixable then I might just go ahead and get a new one rather than attempting a series of fixes and/or tests.

Thanks for reading and for all the good advice I know I'll receive.

A:Issue with graphics card

it should solve u're problem to get a better video card, as the 7900 GT is getting to be an old video card and will not run newer games well.

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hey im a newb,,,

my graphics card is a radeon 9200 i upgraded a while back for better gameing for ever(crack)quest and when i loaded the driver from the disk it woulndt let me play and i had to delete it and now am useing my old driver for the radeon 7000 and i get ati message everytime i log on that says i need to upgrade it and delte the old one i think thats what it means. so anyway sometime my comp will just turn off in the middle of gameing and i have to reboot or the monitor will turn off and and the computer will restart. and i am notice on when windows starts up it haves a loading bar now it never did before and in the middle of restart the monitor will shut off for a second and have the power saveing message and then comeback on..

back to the graphics card i read that the reason the driver for the 9200 isnt compatable with everquest is that it might be my mother board is to old,
if thats the case whats a good board to look in to ???

A:graphics card issue

if u go here http://www.pcfactoryoutlet.com/

and put in emachine as manufacturer and a26ev17f and the comp thats my specs lol except a logic tech laser mouse the readon 9200 and 256 mor memort =)

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Hi, apologies if this is in the wrong section of the forum.

I was wondering if anybody knowledgeable could help me: I've had this issue on my home computer for some time, I actually gave up on it at one point and bought myself a laptop. But I've just started a new business and I'm in need of a working computer for the office.

I'll attach some pics. It started doing this some time ago, sometimes it totally crashes and sometimes it doesn't.

A friend reckons it may be the graphics card and If i install a new one it might solve my issues. But i was looking to get some advice before i fork out the money on a new one as it wouldn't be the first time he's been wrong (bless him)

Any advice on what you think may be causing the problem in the pics would be greatly appreciated. IIRC back at the start it said there was an issue with the drivers which i tried to resolve with no luck/

Thanks in advance,


A:Possible graphics card issue?

What is the make and model# of your computer/motherboard/video card?
Do you plug the monitor into a dedicated video card? or do you plug it into the onboard VGA?
Go to the manufactures support/download drivers site and type in your make and model # and download the Video driver for your card.
If that doesn't help, and you have onboard VGA, you can remove the Video card and plug into your onboard VGA slot. If that works and you need more intensive graphics, you then can buy another video card, or you can just use the onboard VGA

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My graphics card is a Nvidia 9800GT

using dual monitors

just an hour ago suddnely fuzzy lines appeared on both monitors and computer froze

I restarted, and only one monitor works now (Am guessing because its off the native video driver). The monitor has fuzzy lines on it as it boots, then as windows is booting it has blocks of red/blue vertical lines going across the screen.

when I check display settings it says "VGAsave"

I tried the following, none of which worked:
Played with the cables (nothing changed)
installed latest drivers (nothing changed)
tried a system restore (failed due to "unspecified error")

So what do you think? Is my graphics card dead (I dont want to spend money on new one if thats not the problem)? or could it be some other issue? Anything I can try before buying a new one?

thanks for any help

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Hi, I was hoping someone could help with the following problem. I initially had a problem running Empire Total War game on my pc, my graphics card seemed to shut itself down and so I replaced it after being advised to do so on this website. I installed my new graphics card which runs like a dream. The problem is when ever I switch my computer on it starts up in 8bit mode, I then have to change this manually. Even more perplexing is that after changing to 16bit or above, when I start up my ETW game it resets everything to 8bit and as a result the game wont start. I then have to come out of the game and reset it to 16bit while the game is running. From then on it runs fine but inevitably have to go through the whole process again when I either switch on my computer or boot up the game again. Other games that are not run through steam seem to be fine although problem with steam does not explain why when my computer boots up its in 8bit.

Many thanks, for any support offered

A:Graphics card issue, perhaps

What video card is it that you have purchased?

Did you make sure to uninstall the previous video drivers and then install the newest drivers from NVidia: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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Hello! I own a HP Pavillion 550-153w (Dec.2015) with the 4th Generation i3, A few days after getting the computer, we tried putting at GT 545 (1.53GB VRAM), After putting the card in to the system, we booted it up, but the monitor would not get a signal, but the card had power. We tried it on my old computer, it booted right up. We even tried a GT 450, no signal to the monitor, but the card had power, we STILL had trouble when we upgraded the PSU to 500W. If anyone can help solve this, Thanks in advance!

A:Graphics card Issue

Hi: Did you change the required BIOS settings before installing your new video card? You have to enable legacy mode and disable secure boot. Please see this link below for additional info. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03653200/ Did you also uninstall the current video card adapter and driver in the device manager before installing your new video card?  If not, that could also be a root cause of your current dilemma.  

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Hey, I recently replaced my graphics card as the old one died on me.

It functions properly for the most part, however I have to turn the hardware acceleration down to view videos and put it back up to play games. If I do not turn it down when I run a video, the computer will begin to function extremely slow, and it takes about five minutes for me to use "end task".

I'm absolutely positive I have the most update drivers available. It's an NVIDIA. The previous card was also an NVIDIA and never had this issue, but it was much older and less powerful.

I'll give you guys the specs:

Name NVIDIA GeForce 6200
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0221&SUBSYS_02F1196E&REV_A1\4&1C526AC9&0&0008
Adapter Type GeForce 6200, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 6200
Adapter RAM 256.00 MB (268,435,456 bytes)
Installed Drivers nv4_disp.dll
Driver Version
INF File oem3.inf (nv4_NV3x section)
Color Planes 1
Color Table Entries 4294967296
Resolution 1024 x 768 x 60 hertz
Bits/Pixel 32

I'm running it on Windows XP, but this also occurred on Windows 2000 when I tested it.

My guess is that it is not loving my motherboard or processor. Sadly, I'm not certain of the make on the motherboard. I think it's a AMD-SiS, but I'm only about 60% sure on that. The processor is an "x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~2000 Mhz" or so the system info says.
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I just built a new work computer (MB: TA785G3, Graphics card: HD 4670) and I cannot get the video card to work. Now the MB does have a onboard card which might be causing the issue. I have tried disabling it both in windows and the bios. In the bios I think I am doing it right (I don't see and specific how to in the mb manual). I am going to chipset, northbridge config, internal graphics config, and then internal graphics mode I switch from UMA to disable. When I do disable this in bios and reset my MB does a number of beeps which translate to a display memory error. I don't know if in device manager under display adaptors if I should be seeing the card anyway, but I only see the onboard card listed. Also the card is getting power or at least the fan on it is. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I bought a GeForce GT 630 (DDR3) Graphics Card about a month ago. It required at least a 350 watt power supply so I am using a Diablotek DA ATX 600 watt power supply. I have tried many times to use my graphics card but every time I do, horizontal lines come up on the screen. They do not fill up the entire screen but they are more spread out and they are multiple colors but mostly yellow on the startup screen. They seem to erase as you move your mouse over them but they come back even if you do this. It also magnifies the screen and makes everything difficult to use because of the large size. I am not sure if I should get a different Graphics Card or if there is something I can do to fix my problem. Please Help. Thanks

A:Graphics Card Issue

Diablotek absolute trash

your psu needs to be of this quality and a 550w minimum




check the driver is installed ok

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I bought this dimension 8400 from a friend but cannot determine the graphics card type. its an external card, but everything says unavaile and cant find drivers. i was able to use ms dos to determine its by ati, but i cant determine any model numbers or anything else. i even pulled the card out and wrote down numbers and stuff. what exactly do i need to do???

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I have an nvidia geforce fx5200lp graphics card and after the computer has been on a while the screen starts to flicker and any thing in real player has lines running thru the computer also slows up . When i restart the blue scren has lines all over it is this my graphics card before i get a new one i have tried a different monitor and still the same. The system i am using is a pentium r 4cpu 3.40ghz 3.39ghz 1.00gb of ram using winxp sp2. Is the graphics card i have a cheap version. Thanks for any help

A:GRaphics card issue??

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I just recently put Win7 32-bit on a compaq presario 2100. Since then it's been using a standard vga graphics adapter its not easy using a computer with a 640x480 screen. The only driver i have found was on the compaq website and it's only for XP. also i lost my sound too. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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doherty1321, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Which version of the 2100? There is more than a few to choose from,

Compaq Presario 2100 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center

The couple that I looked it it doesn't look like there will be much of anything but XP driver for it going from the dates on most of the driver downloads available (2003 and 2004).

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Hi everyone
i bought an asus m2a-vm motherboard and it works fine with the onboard graphics but when i try to use my 6600gt in the pci express slot i just get a black screen and no signal.
Any help would be much appreciated...thanks

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I've been having some performance issues with my graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce 9400GT, ever since installing Windows 7. When watching movies/shows on certain sites, specifically Hulu.com, and enlarging the video to fullscreen, the videos become choppy.

I was using XP Pro before making the switch and I never had any issues like this before. I'm going out on a limb and thinking that my current card is just not up to par for Windows 7 (especially since that Windows experience rating system has my graphics capability pretty low) and I need to upgrade...again.

Basically, I'm asking for suggestions on what I should be looking at. I'm not a gamer, the most I need out of my video card is to be able to watch movies and videos on my HDTV.


A:Graphics card issue

If you haven't installed the driver for the card, it'l cause all those things to happen.

The radeon hd 4670 is a pretty solid card for the price. It doesn't use that much power so there's no worry about upgrading your psu.

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Ok, playin a game last week, my screen went a crazy purple blue green and crashed, on reboot i had aquired red lines running vertically down the screen, i have added pictures showing what i get from boot up.
I should also add that sometimes it boots up and all looks fine, but then after 5 mins it will go crazy colours again and crash. But 90% of the time now it loads up with lines.
I have run a memtest, came out fine.
i have put the monitor through my laptop wich all looks fine, no lines or anything.
i uninstalled graphics card drivers and re installed fresh.

I think its my graphics card, but before i buy a new one (as i dont have another to test with) if anyone could possibly confirm my suspicions or set me on a different course it would be appreciated.

Please ask for more info if you have an idea.

My card is a 8800gts 512
asus m2n sli motherboard
4gb ram

A:Solved: does this look like a graphics card issue?

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I am soooo hoping someone can help!

Running W98SE

My problem is to do with the graphics card....as the card has TV out capability, my WinDVD will not display the visuals of the movie playing..get sound no picture!

All the literature I have read on the subject, indicates that there is a conflict with the Macrovision copyright software that is part of WinDVD and this particular nVidia model card - the Geforce family 2mx/mx400 with the TV Chip CHRONTEL 7008, (WinDVD detects the TV Out on the card and wont display the visual of the DVD playing) and suggest to get the latest driver that is supposed to have addressed the conflict - Forceware v77.72 (June 2005) which is supposed to fix the macrovision copyright protection issue, unfortunately it hasnt- or somehow disable the TV out function. I cant find anywhere in the nVidia interface that lets me do that!

I have got the TVTOOL program, I have uninstalled and reinstalled various versions of the nVidia drivers. I have even downloaded a trial version of the latest WinDVD, 3+ hours later same thing!! I tried other dvd players, I have DirectX9...... nothing has worked!

So I was wondering if anyone out there has had the same or similar issue, fixed it and could tell me! lol ....it is sooo frustrating!


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Anyway here's my problem , I have an nvidia 8800gts (320mb) and lately Ive started to notice its not performing as well as it used to, now Im playing some games that were made in the same year as the release of my card and on minimum settings I still get quite huge fps drops and lags overall. At first I thought this might be due to the fact that my hard drive is kind of full , so I cleaned it up a bit and well that didnt fix anything , so I opened up my case to take a look and the card was incredibly hot, (now this is no real news to me Ive noticed it before but it kept performing fine. Maybe I shouldve done something about it but I lacked the finances so I kind of ignored it hoping for the best).

Right now I put a fan next to it to see if that would fix anything (Been there for a good 10 minutes and the card is still incredibly hot). The card is still functioning so I hope there isnt any permanent damage.

Could the excessive heat be the problem of it performing as well as it should. What do you advise ?

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