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Q: Nvidia video graphics

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

Preferred Solution: Nvidia video graphics

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: Nvidia video graphics

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

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My current card (Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS) apparently overheats extremely quickly, so I'm trying to find a new card. My question is that I have ATI video on board on my motherboard. Is it at all possible for that to conflict with a Nvidia graphics card, or am I just really paranoid?

A:Can a Nvidia Graphics Card conflict with ATI onboard video?

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Hello everyone! I have a Lenovo H50-50 and I would like to ask you a few questions about upgrading my pc. First of all, I would like to know if I can change the RAM, from a DDR3 version to a DDR4. I think the motherboard doesn't support DDR4 ram type. Second, I read here in this forum, that someone wanted to change their GPU to a 1050ti, and i want to know if this gpu can be used in my computer. And, if it is necessary to change de PGU to make it work. 
I saw that de EVGA gpu is very small: https://www.pccomponentes.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1050ti-gaming-4gb-gddr5
But this one is the cheapest I have found: https://www.pccomponentes.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4g-oc-4gb-gddr5
So i don't know which one to choose. I'm worried if I buy it, and it doesn't fit in my computer... 
Thank you.
Mod:  edited Subject with specific upgrade description


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A:H50-50: upgrading graphics with Gtx 1050 Ti (video, card, Nvidia)

DDR4 memory will not work, or even fit, into DDR3 slots.  
Gtx 1050 Ti is known to fit and work in H50-50, providing it is short enough.  It will work with the original (factory) power supply (PSU), providing your system has the 280w power supply (and not the 180w that some lower specification system models have), and the card does not require 6-pin PCIe supplimental power.   You can look up to see which power supply is fitted for your specific model here:  Lenovo H50 - PSREF  
If you are worried about card length, measure how much length is available inside your case for the top (graphics) slot.   MSI is a good brand, but EVGA is better.  
It is recommended to update the BIOS before any major hardware or OS upgrade (and avoid BIOS support issues for newer hardware.)   Also important for security updates to the BIOS. 


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All right so I definitely need some help from the pros. I'm not a very big gamer, the only 3-D game I play is the Sims 2. I am having a laptop built for me with a Intel Pentium M 760 (2 GHz) processor and I need to choose between the standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card or the more expensive Nvidia PCI Express 6600 video card with 128 MB Video Memory. Which do you think would be better and more worth the money for my purposes?

Thanks so much!

-Molly Kay

A:Nvidia 6600 or standard Intel Extreme Graphics video card for my new laptop?


the 6600 is WAAYYY better ...but depends .for e.g if you dont play games at all than y spend money hmm

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

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

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

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My research to date indicates that the integrated graphics card on my new T480 cannot be disabled, and that the graphics load will always be shared between the integrated graphics card and the NVIDIA MX150 card (no matter the global settings on the NVIDIA and Intel control panels).  Is this correct??? If so, this was a truly stupid design choice on the part of the Lenovo design team.  Who wants to buy an expensive graphics card only to discover that integrated graphics capability can not be turned off. On a recent internet delivered video, the loads on the two GPU's appeared about the same - the integrated graphics process was "stealing" about 15% of the CPU, while the MX150 was essentially idling at 15%. Does this make ANY sense???

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

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

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

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I've searched the Net from top to bottom to find some UniVBE drivers that support the nVidia Vanta chipset and I've turned out blank. Does such a thing exist? Like, I can't play Contructor, that's why I'm asking

Someone said that I can find UniVBE drivers for nVidia cards at www.bootdisk.com, but I searched almost every link there and haven't found it.

A:UniVBE for nVidia Vanta (and other nVidia video cards)

advantis I have the same problem. I've looked everywhere but the drivers either have different series numbers (like 1630 or 2311) and I have a (supposedly the last 4 digits are the key).

Just read a long post from 12/01 and that guy didn't have any luck eithr.

They're telling us to live with what we have or ... get a new video card.

gah. But: you mighat want to read this post:
Drivers padutch All Other Software 28 198 12-09-2001 05:29 PM
by padutch

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

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


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I just had this card installed, and i am now having problems with video's down loaded from the web. The video picture colors are all off, sound is fine. I Am using Windows XP pro. It/videos work intermitantly?? Mostly dont,,, PC Games and still pics are just GREAT. Any ideas on how to fix. I have fiddled with different things but nothing changes the video color quality.

A:New, Nvidia Geforce FX 5500 256Mb Video Card and have problem with down loaded video

Ah, my friend.it sounds not to be a video card problem, but more of a codec issue. make sure your codecs are up to date and if that doesn't work, post your system specs.

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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I'm having trouble with the VIVO on my video card. (video-in/video-out) The video card is an Albatron FX 5900 TURBO. (256 MB DDR) On the back of the card there are three ports: one VGA, one DVI, and one VIVO. The VIVO port looks similar to an s-video connection, but instead is for a VIVO adapter. (an s-video cable will not fit because there isn't a little hole for the safety pin that's on an s-video cable) The adapter that plugs into the VIVO port has four connections on it: s-video in, s-video out, composite in and composite out.

I've sat down with this one on a few occasions, and I've never been able to get a signal out to my TV. I've tried using both s-video and composite. I'm running version (the latest release -- 10/10/2005) of Albatron's nVidia driver.

I normally use dual displays, (2 CRT flat screens) but you can only have 2 displays in use at one time. When I try to get the TV display working I switch the displays in use to my primary display (CRT monitor) on VGA and secondary display (TV) on VIVO s-video out.

One issue, which I don't think should matter, is that the VIVO adapter I'm using didn't come with this card. I bought this card from a friend and he lost the original adapter, but gave me the VIVO adapter that came with his notebook. The adapter he gave me looks identical to the picture in the manual for this card. Would it make sense that these VIVO adapters are product specific and need the... Read more

A:trouble with nVidia VIVO (video-in/video-out)

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Why movies graphics effects are always much powerful than video games graphics?

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

A:NVIDIA graphics

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

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

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

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

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

Quote: Originally Posted by cannotdisplay64

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Nvidia graphics no longer being used

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

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

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

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

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I just bought a eVGA ge force4 mx 420 graphics card and installed. It is supposed to be working with direct x and it won't. I have direct X 8.1 installed, i called the tech support line numerous times and they said to move the slide on the graphics accelerator from none to full. When i do that, i move it to full, click apply, then ok and it asks to restart. I hit ok and when my computer reboots, the acceleration is still at none. Please help me!!

A:Nvidia and graphics driver

I would suspect the card . can you try it in a different machine ?

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

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

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

My current rig is:

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

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

Thanks for any info


A:AMD processor with Nvidia graphics?

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

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

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

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

BTW, I have the graphics drivers updated to 196.21.

A:Isuues With Nvidia ION Graphics

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

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

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

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

I am not a gamer at all.

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

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

Thank you,

A:Do I need an NVIDIA graphics card?

Short and sweet Yes

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Hey all,

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

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

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

Advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Nvidia graphics with an ATI Southbridge?

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

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

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

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Since a clean install of W10 have been unable to get my gt540m graphics card to link to Photoshop Elements or Cyberlink. They will both work with my integrated card but slowly. I have reinstalled the drivers from scratch but I wonder if they are incompatible in some way. Nothing I can see on NVIDIA or Windows forums helps. Help please!

A:Windows10 and NVIDIA graphics

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

A:nvidia graphics card

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

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

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

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

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I have a very strange problem with my nvidia geforce 5200 graphics board.
I recently formatted a new hard disk and reloaded all my software and drivers.
After a week of normal operation I ended up with a blank screen on start up.
I uninstalled the driver and re-installed . It worked again for about a week then a blank screen.
Then I saw the onboard graphics (pro-savage)was still enabled so disabled that and again all was fine for about a week.
So no matter what I do it works for a week only.
I have the latest driver for winxp (66.93).
I have a new hard disk and new RAM and everything else is ok.
Any ideas?

A:nvidia graphics problem

umm, 66.93 is like 3 yrs old. The current release is 81.98.
I'm not saying this is the problem with it corrupting every week and most likely isn't the problem, but just FYI.

Your problem could be a trojan or spyware, have you got protection and scanned for this? Does the on-baord video keep turning on each time you lose the 5200 output? Or was that a one time case? If yes then this could be a mobo failure, or if you're lucky a dieing CMOS battery (i.e. they're a buck or 2).

Can you give us more info on your PC. Motherboard, CPU, #of HDD, optical drives (DVD, CD), the age and watts and make of the PSU. See if you can read the label on the side of the PSU and post here the 3.3, 5 and 12Volt amps.


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

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

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

A:Nvidia Graphics Driver

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

A:Nvidia/AMD Graphics cards

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

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Hello. I have a problem with using Nvidia because by Intel HD Graphics. I have a problem with installing Nvidia because when im trying to install it, then computer shows me Intel HD Graphics. I just want to use Nvidia, Not Intel HD Graphics. Please, help, i've tried everything what was possible. Thank you.     Computer/Laptop: HP Stream Notebook My problem: Installing/Using Nvidia instead Intel HD Graphics

A:How can i use Nvidia instead Intel HD Graphics?

@Patrick09434 To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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I have a notebook pc that comes with windows 7 from factory. I would like to install windows 8 in my machine. It has integrated intel hd graphics chip and separate nvidia geforce 420m graphic card. I heard switchable graphics are not working fine with windows 8. Is that true? BTW my system manufacturer isn't providing drivers that compatible with windows 8. Whatever windows 8 upgrade assistant says already installed drivers also compatible with windows 8 and individual hardware manufactures has windows 8 compatible drivers. So, what should I do? Windows 8 upgrade is useless for me?

A:nvidia switchable graphics on win 8

Originally Posted by osandakj

I have a notebook pc that comes with windows 7 from factory. I would like to install windows 8 in my machine. It has integrated intel hd graphics chip and separate nvidia geforce 420m graphic card. I heard switchable graphics are not working fine with windows 8. Is that true? BTW my system manufacturer isn't providing drivers that compatible with windows 8. Whatever windows 8 upgrade assistant says already installed drivers also compatible with windows 8 and individual hardware manufactures has windows 8 compatible drivers. So, what should I do? Windows 8 upgrade is useless for me?

I know its a big time issue with amd / ccc but i dunno bout nvidia. iam sure they got there stuff down and its ok but who knows

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


A:Better Nvidia Graphics card

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

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

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

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

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

A:What Nvidia Graphics Card

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

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

A:Nvidia Graphics card

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

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

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My PC doesn't have Nvidia Graphic Card but there is something strange i saw.Will my Intel HD Graphic Card will use Nvidia Drivers after installing that?

A:Nvidia Graphics Driver

Hi, The Nvidia driver you see listed is not applicable to your particular notebook. HP tend to list all drivers for the same series of notebooks ( ie x360 m6 - w1xx ).  For example, the x360 m6-w105dx does have a Nvidia gpu. Regards, DP-K

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

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

Can anyone tell me which card is better and why?

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

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


A:Graphics card. ATI, or Nvidia?

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

A:Going from ATI to Nvidia graphics card

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

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

Here is the DxDiag Results

The Nvidia Control Panel

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

A:Nvidia Graphics Card Help

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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I recently got a bare bones system that I have put together. When I turn on the computer though, there is no video at all. The fans and lights and harddrives and the LCD on the front of the case all come on, but my moniter doesn't seem to be getting a signal of any kind. There is no sound like the beeps that would say that it is going through the boot up process. I have checked this computer out on another moniter, as well as testing the video card in another computer. Same results with the moniter and the video card works fine in the other computer. It is a Asus K8V-MX motherboard and an AMD Sempron 3100+ processor. I was extremly careful with these so there would be no electrostatic discharge. I obviously cannot change the BIOS as I can't see them, so does anyone have any suggestions for me? Thanks a lot. ~P~
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A:no video card graphics nor online graphics

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

What is the ram & psu make and model?
Try clearing the cmos, per MoBo book.
First check to see that you used MoBo's stand off's correctly and
that the MoBo is not shorting out on the case.
Do a bare setup, only the essentials. Can be done with or without case.

1.cpu heatsink/fan
3.1 stick of known good ram
4.video card
5. keyboard

Un-hook all power & data cables (except the power to MoBo)
remove all addin cards.
This is just to get you to the bios screen.
Failing this, try booting without any ram just to see if you get any error
beep codes, same with video card.

This should help getting some trouble shooting in order.
G'Luck and let us know.

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I have updated my nVidia 6600GT card to an nVidia Quadro FX3400 professional card. The card works fine, but XP professional (64bit) still thinks the card is a 6600GT. I un-installed the drives and downloaded the lastest from the nVidia website, but to no avail. Any ideas anybody?

And while I'm at it, if the Quadro FX3400 is using the 6600GT driver, can I install my 6600GT as well, using the second SLI slot, and use them together(seeing that Windows thinks they are both 6600GT's), or is that tempting fate?

A:Problem with nVidia Graphics cards

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Hi All.

I am trying to install an NVIDIA graphics driver after having recently loaded Windows 7 on some old hardware.


Original OS - Windows XP Pro
New OS - Windows 7 Pro
512 MB RAM

I understand that the minimum system requirements for Windows 7 is 1GB of RAM however I thought I would give it a go and see what the performance is like with half of that, I guess half out of curiousity. I am wondering if simply upgrading the RAM may fix the issue perhaps but I will continue with my question
in the meantime.

The processor is capable being an Intel Centrino Duo at 1.83GHz.

I guess I could be cut short on my question here and told to upgrade the RAM which may well be the solution to my problem, however I will be swapping over the RAM from another old laptop very shortly (I am not at home at the moment) and was wondering if anyone could advise as to whether this would be the only issue I am facing here.

Here is an outline of what I have been trying to get both the original NVIDIA XP driver and a Windows 7 driver to function properly and the results I have come across......

Ran scan at NVIDIA HERE: NVIDIA Driver Downloads - Automatically Detect NVIDIA Products

Scan indicated that I am using the latest driver for GeForce Go 7400 graphics card and no update is
required but the Device Manager indicates that I am using the Standard Windows Graphics driver.

After doing a search here: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

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A:NVIDIA Graphics Driver BSOD

Hi Shelly1234.

You tried a lot. Very exhaustive lot. But, it is unfortunate that there is no driver available that NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 GPU (c:\windows\system32\drivers\nv4_mini.sys) that is compatible with windows 7.

Though nvidia says that your GPU is compatible with Windows 7. And as per them, the latest available driver version is 179.48 (Released on February 11 2009 whereas windows 7 released on October 22, 2009. I doubt the compatibility for this reason). It is unfortunate that you cannot install it.

Nothing else is left in nvidia's part to try.

But, as they say that the GPU is compatible, you may take a last chance. Make your installation driver complete itself, and let it obtain the appropriate driver itself.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
If the situation remains the same even after doing such a clean install, either not use windows 7 with that laptop (8 years old I guess?) or change the GPU to something newer.

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my pc don't start when i plug it through my nvidia graphics card but when i use other slot it works perfectly...
i have been using it for almost 3 years now and this is the first time it happened please help me
w7 ultimate
intel i3 processor quad core
P.S. forgive me for any punctuation mistake i am not really good in all this stuff

A:my PC won't start with nvidia graphics card

Well, first we need a lot more information on your system. The complete hardware specs of your system.

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Can you tell me which is better for an Intel quad core processor : Intel integrated 2000 or Nvidia Geforce Gt 610 2gb??

I want to use for gaming.

The specs below are for my old cpu and motherboard. I have to install the new ones. I'm getting an 3rd Gen i5 Cpu which has Integrated Graphics 2000. So my query is whether i should use the integrated one or my Nvidia 610.


A:Intel Integrated Graphics Vs Nvidia

You would want a GTX 750 Ti if you like playing games on low-med and sometimes high. The GeForce GT 610 is not a gaming card and is just an entry-level meaning it's for office or HTPC use.

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

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

A:No way to get Nvidia Graphics card enabled!

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

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

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

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