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Q: Bios Problems and Video Card Problems! Experts come here! :D

i bought a radeon7000 but when i put it in the mobo i don't get any signal at all. nothing, zip. and yes it's very well seated.
i recently fixed my bios (and ithought the aperture value may have needed to be changed) but even after bumping my aperture to 256 (it only has two settings 64 and 256) theres no change.

so what would cause a video card to have NO output?
and here's the basics of my comp:

tabor mobo
pheonix bios 4.x
working video card: voodoo banshee 16mg (AGP)
non working: radeon 7000 64mg (AGP)
anything else i will get to you ASAP!

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Preferred Solution: Bios Problems and Video Card Problems! Experts come here! :D

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Just had a pc built. First, they did not give me what I paid for: exchanging the parts I ordered and paid for with inferior ones. Made them fix it. [They did not know that I do the pc's at work.] Now?...my AMD Athlon 2500+ w/ASUS 333 was set wrong in BIOS: 1100 at 100/33 [easy fix]. I run Win 98. They say 98 cannot recognize the speed, reason for the Bios' low setting. [Funny, it works fine on all the systems I set up at work.] Then my DVD burner is recognized as a CD-R/RW and does not play nor record DVD's. Dr Hardware recognizes it as a Samsung CD-R/RW as well. None of the DVD software I use works. Also, the Radeon 9200 they sold me, which normally is a decent card, causes the system to freeze MANY times consistently, but they claim it's a "software" issue. Tried it on another pc with the same results. Used a video bench test and it froze on both pc's. It has never froze on several other systems I had set up prior to this. If the problem is at my end, what could I be doing wrong?

A:Bios settings? dvd burner?, video card problems?

sounds like a good place to avoid
i would be dumping it on their counter and aking for my money back,if you paid by card ask the bank to put a hold on payment till they supply what you paid for

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Hi, I bought 2 Latitude 3570s at the same time last year and both have this vertical line screen problem this month. Warranty just expired at the start of this month. I'm still waiting for one of them to ship to me to take a look at. The other one I have here, I connected to a vga monitor and the monitor shows this exact screen as the one on the laptop. When I move the mouse, that square on the screen moves along with it. I don't see the Dell logo on startup.
I removed all attachments, usb mouse, power, and battery for 30 seconds and replaced it and it's working now. Maybe temporary. Anyone knows what can fix this? I'll try update to the BIOS 1.9.0 after this post. Thanks in advance!

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aiight, i have an AMD Duron processor, with a PCCHIPS K7 333 Motherboard. I assume that it had integrated video which worked for some time.

One day, while trying to get my DVD-ROM to work, i got a message kinda like this.

"You need to disable the TV Out function to work PowerDVD player"

stupidly and accidently, i shut off my videoadapter.

for about a week now, ive been trying everything to get it to work again. Everything up unitl the Windows XP welcome screen works, but then blackness. I know my PC still works, i can hear ths Windows XP start sounds and stuff.

i tried following a keystroke scenario, from holding the Windows Logo button and pressing R, "typing devmsgmt.msc" going to device manager and enabling it, but no avail. The best shot i had according to my friend was to install a different Video Card, and then using that one enable the old one. yet,i i installed the card in the AGP slot and i still the get the same problem.

I tried changing the Primary Graphics Adapter from PCI to AGP, which did nothing.

And then also tried to disable Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA, just to see what would happen. Nothing.

Idk what card i have, but i know it should be decent enough to run XP. Its not the best kind of card either, its just one im borrowing.

It had a black heat sync on it but no places to hook up wires and no jumpers to which i can see.

Im stumped.

A:Enabling Integrated Video by using a new Video Card...problems


Try pressing f8 during boot, go into safe mode.
If you are unable to get into safe mode, then
it seems to me you may need to reset cmos.

I'm assuming you have a normal boot screen prior to XP

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Hi, I'm having a problem. I've tried everything I know of or could find in a couple days of searching.

Since installing a new power supply & video card, my PC is having frequent slowdowns. The mouse will freeze for a few seconds and then teleport across the screen, typing text (like this post) will have occasional freezes and then catch up, etc. In online gaming (City of Heroes) the video will stutter. Also, the sound stutters, both in the game and when playing system sounds and MP3s. Ingame, the sound and video both stutter at the same time.

My first thought was heat, so I installed a program called RivaTuner to let me see the video card temperature. It hovers around 36-37 degrees celsius when web browsing, and has risen as high as 44 degrees while gaming. I haven't gamed for more than two consecutive hours yet, so it may go even higher. That said, the fans seem to be doing a good job of removing the heat, and the problems are about the same regardless of temperature. According to what I've read, for a video card anything under 60 degrees is good.

I opened the device manager and uninstalled the old video card driver. There were no hardware conflicts and DMA was not disabled. DirectX is updated to 9.0.

Drivers: the new video card came with a CD that installed nv4_disp.dll, which Windows XP says is unsigned. On the off chance the card didn't come with the latest driver, I downloaded the most recent one I could find from the MSI website, but it... Read more

A:New video card causing video, audio problems

You are using an AGP video installed with a PCI express video card?

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this is what im dealing with. i installed windows 7 beta 7227 build. i cant find a sound or graphics/video to work for this thing help. i need to install the correct drivers. i think its nVidia but im not for sure just plz help

Machine name: REEKVICIOUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7227) Service Pack 1 (7227.winmain_sp.090602-2110)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 411MB used, 1123MB available
Windows Dir: D:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7227.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio service is not enabled. Use the Sounds and Devices Properties control panel to enable audio. No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
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A:Windows 7 video card and sound card problems

Windows 7 Ultimate RC build 7100 is what you should be running. There are no service packs for pre-release OS's from Microsoft. Did you install Windows 7 on this Dell or did someone do it for you? Your installed memory is much too low for Vista, not to mention Windows 7. If your system won't run Vista properly, DO NOT install Windows 7 pre-release

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Hi guys thanks for taking the time to look at my post.Basically i recently have done a reinstall of windows xp but the system cannot seem to be able to find the systems video card drivers and i have checked on the properties under adapters and the whole list says n/a so i have no way of find out what drivers i need to download. I have an emachines 5250 if that is any use.
thanks in advanced


A:Generic video card video card problems!! need help =)

I did some searching for you for a driver, but I did not find one. I think your best option is to purchase a new video card and install it. Remember to disable the built-in video in BIOS.

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I have a Radeon HD 4650 graphics card. When I had it in my computer I do not get BIOS options and my monitor is dark until the welcome screen, without it in I get these options. Also if I force shutdown my computer I do not see the safe mode 'countdown' screen but without the graphics card I do. I need to have my card in so I can enter BIOS and select it over the current graphics im using. Anyone know how to make it so I can solve this problem? Thanks.

A:Graphics Card Causes BIOS Problems

Need more information about your motherboard brand/model and BIOS.

Why don't you put the card in, but still connect your monitor to the onboard graphics VGA/DVI/HDMI connector from the motherboard? That way your BIOS will see the external HD4650, but will also put out what you say is still coming out through the onboard graphics chip.

If you have onboard graphics, and you're trying to go to an external video card of the HD4650, isn't there an "auto" setting in the BIOS? I would think that should detect the presence of an external video card and use it over the onboard graphics.

Anyway, for the moment I'd leave the monitor connected to the onboard connector if you say connecting it to the HD4650 isn't working. Then you can make your BIOS adjustment, and then re-connect and reboot and you should be there. Yes?

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

no one? please?

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Hi, about 2 days ago I turned on my pc and many weird things started happening...
first it took a lot of time for the explorer.exe to load, so the desktop or taskbar didn't appear until after maybe 10-15 minutes. Then, the taskbar looked really weird, it seemed like it had been cut horizontally, so you couldn't get to see the whole lower part of the taskbar (and it wasn't the screen size config... since I tried changing that and it didn't work). I thought it might be some kind of virus, so I opened Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and I got the following message:

Run-time error '372':

Failed to load control 'vbalGrid' from vbalsgrid6.ocx. Your version of vbalsgrid6.ocx may be outdated. Make sure you are using the version of the control that was provided with your application.

Then also I noticed I can't paste anything anywhere... or drag things, so I can't copy paste things or cut-paste things... then since yesterday I no longer have a taskbar... and I also can't use the search function (not even when I go into My PC and click on the search icon... a frame appears on the left, just as it should, but it just stays blue)
Also, when I go into taskmanager, and go to processes the Username under all processes is blank (except for one: Inactive process... under SYSTEM) when normally many of them were under Administrator and others.
And finally, I can't open windows media player... and when I open iTunes i get the follow... Read more

A:windows explorer problems, audio/video problems, vbalsgrid6.ocx problems...etc.

someone help.. please?

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my tune up utilities detected problems with int15 that the device is not working properly. when i checked the device manager, non-plug and play drivers int15, this message i got " the system encountered the following error while attempting to start the service. the system cannot find the file specified. how can i fix the int15? it cannot be updated....i don't know if this is related to the problem that my other programs, like ACDSee, FIFA game, encarta student etc, although they are still installed, and their installation folders still intact, they are not opening properly and they are requesting to reinstall especially the encarta.
all of a sudden the task bar freezes....then when i restart the explorer.exe, the task bar doesn't move back to its non-freezing state............another explorer.exe related problem, everytime i shut down the laptop, explorer.exe is preventing the shut down, if i tried to force the shutdown, it is stuck in the logging off then freezes, it never shut down.
DVD-ROM driver
when burning data, it functions well but when i place a DVD like DVD with movies, it cannot read the dvd as if there is no dvd, i think there is a problem in the driver, is there a good driver for DVD rom?
please help me, and please use words that even newbie like me can understand, thank you

A:Problems...need help from experts

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .... Seems like you have messed up your Registry ... Please run a System Scan and Post back the Results ...

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Then please Uninstall Tuneup utilities ... Run a Scan with Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner ...

Some of your Drivers might be corrupted we can address that problem .. Once you have done the above Steps ...

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Hey all... kinda new here but I got some problems that just came up (and I'm suspecting it's my vid card)

I've had this computer for almost 2 years, P4 2.26 GHz, 1024 MB DDR ram, Geforce 4 ti4600 Video Card, running on Win XP Professional.

About two days ago I tried to alt tab into a game I had running in the background and my monitor went blank (like I had turned on sleep mode or somesuch) and I couldn't alt tab back out, so I restarted. Upon restarting a bunch of random character were all over my boottime black screen, and they stayed there throughout (it was mostly 0's in columns, with random misplaced characters in the actual sentences). The comp then restarted after Win XP got past the scrolling bar screen.

I rebooted and went into Safe mode and the comp has yellow / blue lines that run up the screen, and they move around as I move the mouse. After about two-3 hours they went away and I was able to restart the comp in normal mode, but they came back again today.

I'm wondering if it's overheating for some reason... I'm not sure why it would (it's never done this and I haven't tweaked anything in the 2 years I've had it)... the lines made me think the refresh rate was messing up or something. I also tried reinstalling the latest drivers from nvidia.com.... no help.

Any help on this would be MUCH appreciated... :\

A:Problems with my Video Card

Have you tried a restore prior with a date prior to the problem, It may be that it is a video driver problem and that may take care of it.

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I recently built a computer. Everything was fine until I started having problems with the video card.

ATI Radeon 9600
Maxtor 200GB Hard Drive
Gigabyte K8 Triton Series (GA-K8NS)
AOpen DVD Burner
Raidmax 868 case
Microsoft mouse and keyboard
A nice lcd monitor
Windows XP home

I will be using my computer, doing various things, and the screen will freeze up (but i can still move the mouse). The screen stays frozen for 5 seconds, goes blank, displays random colors in large boxes in a pattern across the screen, goes blank again, comes back on in working conditions with a message saying something about the video card stopped following instructions.
I send the e-mail to ati like it says.

I have already done the following:
Updated drivers on every part of the computer
Updated windows
made sure all the connections were tight
maybe something else i forgot about

this is getting really annoying, plus i can't play the sims 2

amd 3000+ 64-bit processor
it doesn't let me move the mouse around anymore, after the problem

A:Video Card Problems

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Okay I have a minor problem. I know nothing about video cards, and would really apprecaite any help i can get.

I recently installed Age of Mythology on my computer, and when i went to play it, i recieved the message that my video card was not compatible. A little angered, I went to the microsoft website and went through their compatibility test for the game. According to microsoft, my computer is over qualified to run the game, and I shouldn't be having this problem. Any suggestions?

A:S3 Video card problems....

Need more info on the card. Also those system requirements on games are always overly optomistic. Double whatever the requirements are.

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I built a Windows Vista 64bit computer with a AMD 5600+ X2 and 2GB of RAM and Two SATA 300 Hard Drives one is 320GB and the other is 500GB. and the computer was working find and to I wanted to play my old Serious Sam II game. It worked good for about 10 min's and then it locked up. I need Help I think it is the XFX nvidia 8600 GT Video Card. But what can I do to make sure that is the problem? What can I check before I go out and Buy a other one.



A:XFX Video Card Problems

The question for you is how do u know that its the card? What if its a driver issue.
Ok what i haven't understood is did u try restarting it, if so did it do the same think, and also if possible download the latest DIRECTX and new drivers for your card and install them.Then if all that fails, u will come to that conclusion.

Cheers Mate

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I just recently upgraded from a Radeon 9250 to a Radeon X1300(Both PCI) and have quite a few problems. I consulted with various workers at a local PC store and they told me the same problem.

My first problem was that i had ALOT of visual lines going up and down my screen in various directions. I found that my refresh rate was the problem and i just had to update from 60hz to 85hz on my moniter properties and

Now, for my main problem-

My frame rates have seemed to drop and i have much worse gameplay than my old card even though the X1300 is much stronger. Ive made sure i have all updated drivers and and catalyst hardware but to no improvement. On a twist to that, while playing Aces High, theres writing at the top of the screen that shows your frames and your system specs. It shows that my video card has 500mb of RAM rather than 256mb.

It shows that the used video memory is only 20-40mb and it wont go higher than that. Therefore, i think that my video card is somehow capped and cant run at full capability. Either that, or im just being a total noob.

Cpuz Info(.txt):


So any body have any ideas?

A:Video Card Problems

the rapidshare.com is not working. I think they are trying to get more people to pay for it (rapidshare)

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Well, I'm not sure where to post this, because I have no idea what the problem is.

A while back, i had gotten a sapphire ( radeon ) x1650

Everything works. I install the latest ati made drivers. Those specific drivers had a problem playing deer hunter 2005. So upon research I discovered the Omega drivers. These work wonders. Everything is peachy. Things remained this way until just yesterday. I tried to play a game i havent played since i upraded my video card from a geforce fx5200 and my memory from 512 to 2 gig.

During my old rig
( Same as new but a 256mg vid card, and 512 mg of ram )
I could play all games just fine namely battlefield 2142.

I just tried to play this game yesterday and it locks up in game, at different points each time. After this, i uninstalled, and reinstalled, with no hope. Now games like gears of war, and Team fortress 2, both which ran fine before i tried battle field on the new rig. What happened?

A:Video card: Do the problems ever end?

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NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128 MB DDR. I bought it yesterday. On my games, when they play FMVS, the sound goes on and off, and the video stops, then gos, then stops, then gos. Like giant lagging... Also, on Unreal Tournament, my card shows the coloring wrong. It turns white stuff red and blue stuff yellow. My friend once had this problem, and it's settings-specific. I'd ask him, but he moved. Any advice?

A:Video Card Problems.

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I am having a problem that whenever I start an app that (I think) needs hardware acceleration it fails to start. What I mean by this is that it will show the "intro" and then the screen changes to the app background color but blank.

The apps include but are not limited to:
Tile Puzzle
Word Hunt

The only error that I am getting is from Copper. I think that this started when I installed the ATI X1400 drivers and software, none of the software is running but it was able to set my resolution to 1920x1080 (I prefer 1440x900 but it wouldn't do that much!). The other problem which I think is the same is that when I go to the start menu half of the time it will be blank until I go to "Search" the apps and from there go to the start menu.

My specs are below.

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks in advance!

A:Video card problems? Or is it something else?

Sorry, I forgot to include the error!

And my screen resolution is 1920x1200 not 1920x1080.

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I had a 16mb PCI Voodoo BAnshee video card that was working well enough, but I wanted a faster one so I picked up an ATI Rage Pro 32mb AGP card. Like a dummy, I forgot to remove the old PCI card from Control Panel>System, before I shut down and switched cards. I also had a mini Glide driver and a 3dfx tweek program installed.

Since I installed the new card, I've been having problems with freeze ups, glide problems, and some games refuse to run. One of them, Need for Speed High Stakes, came bundled with the card. It won't run, just kicks me back to the desktop. Others that used to run, will kick me out with a page fault caused by the .exe of the program...eg: Car2.exe caused an invalid page fault at car2.exe...

I ran SiSoft Sandra to see if I could narrow down the problem and it kicks me out on an illegal operation as soon as it tries to run a Glide diagnosis. (gives me a page fault)
My system: 300 Celeron, 128mb PC100, SoundBlaster 16, 8.4 + 6.4 gig HDDs,

What I've done so far:

- I uninstalled the Tweek Program
- I booted in safe mode and removed the Banshee card from Control Panel>System
- I looked for an uninstall option for the mini-glide drivers, but couldn't find one.
- I re-installed windows, hoping that any corrupted or excess .ini files would be wiped out.
- I installed an ATI specific Glide setup.

I'm out of ideas, short of a complete format of my C-Drive. Anyone have a clue how I can clean my system of any remaining Voodoo files ... Read more

A:Video Card Problems

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I am getting errors such as these:

Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Idle Timeout Error on Channel=Channel 00000001
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Idle Timeout Error on Channel=Channel 00000001
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Idle Timeout Error on Channel=Channel 00000001
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Idle Timeout Error on Channel=Channel 00000001
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Unknown Method Error on Channel=C 00000001 SC 00000000 M 00000180 Data dd00101b SubChannel=(null) Method=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000184 Data dd005021 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000188 Data d3d03902 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000000 Data dd006020 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000180 Data dd001090 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000184 Data dd001010 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 00000188 Data dd001010 Method=(null) Data=(null)
Wednesday, October 02, 2002 nv Channel Busy Error on Channel=Ch 0000001f SC 00000000 M 0000018c Data dd001010 Method=(null) Data=(null)
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A:Possible video card problems...

if it's a video card error it would be the first time I ever saw that one. Almost seems as if it points to a networking/lan type problem

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Just built a new pc and I'm using a crosshair 4 board and i'm raging lol. I put everything together correctly and using the old nvidia 220 out of my last computer as the graphics card and everything else will turn on but I don't get any image on my old monitor. I've tried all 4 ports and tried the DVI adapter as well.

If you have any information on how to get this up and running it would be greatly appreciated

A:Video card problems in my new PC

It might not be the card itself. I would try another power supply.

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I'm running a GForce 4 Mx 420 and any time I play a game it crashes or it scrambles or is closes out I have tried all the drives online at nvidias web site none of them work I have done every thing I can think of the case is cooled so I donít think its an overheating prob im running win xp if some one can help me ill be your best friend!

A:Video Card Problems

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I have a Gigabyte-GA7DXE motherboard and just got a new video card a nVidia GeForce FX5200 and often it will restart the computer out of nowhere, even when I'm not doing anything on the computer. And other times it will freeze inside games. Never had this problem with the old card (nVidia GeForce4 MX440). I know the card isn't bad so that isn't a problem. Please help!

A:Video card problems

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Hey! I just got a new GeForce 4 Verto 64MB DDR Video card. I followed the instructions VERY carefully and got everything right. But when I go to install my video drivers,right in the middle of the install it goes, WINDOWS XP HAS DETECTED THAT THIS DOES'T HAVE A CORRECT SIGNATURE or something like that and I press continue anyway,it installs it and asks me to reboot. After I reboot,I come on to the desktop and now i have green dots all over it! Everytime I play a game too,green dots. I tried downloading MANY dif. drivers too,but still green dots all over. What do I do ?

A:Video Card Problems

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Recently I upgraded from a Voodoo 2 card to a Creative Labs TNT 2 Mach64. When I got the new card, I installed it and its drivers, but I noticed that the Direct3D performance of this card is pretty bad. Any application I use with Direct3D API runs like a slide show, but OpenGL is perfectly smooth.

Now I looked at the specifics for the Voodoo 2 and the TNT 2, and clearly the TNT 2 has better technology and is more advanced, so I would expect it to perform better. Even the old Voodoo 2 didn't have Direct3D performance problems. I have the latest driver pack downloaded from Creative's web site. Could it be that even the new drivers are bad? What about those "Detonator" drivers form Nvidia?

System specs:
Cyrix 6x86 @ 233Mhz

A:Video card problems

ah another nvidia problem. i think that you need to play around with the game settings. there was i game that came with my vid card and the setting were messed you so it wouldnt show properly! but i got it fixed btw look for tripple buffer or w-buffer in the game

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I'm trying to up grade my new bought Gateway computer, i bought a new 512mb NVIDIA 7600GS PCI express video card , i installed it according to their directions and installed their drivers that came with the video card. I have started having troubles while playing World of Warcraft the video card stops responding and i have to manually turn off my tower to get it to come back on. So i've searched the NVIDIA website and gotten their latest driver adn installed it, still same problem happens, so i went to the PNY website and downloaded and installed their latest driver, still same problem. This problem only happens why playing World of Warcraft i've turned down all the graphics still no result, this happens after about 10 minutes of playing. If i switch back to my old onboard card the game works fine, ive checked Blizzards website adn they say that World of Warcraft is compatable with this video card. I am wondering if this is another Vista problem or if its a problem of my computer being a Gateway premade PC. Please Help i love the graphics and the picture from this new card but playing at 10 minutes at a time is aggravating.
If it helps im running windows Vista home basic

A:New Video Card Problems

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Memory Timings
CAS Latency (CL) 2.5T
RAS To CAS Delay (tRCD) 4T
RAS Precharge (tRP) 4T
RAS Active Time (tRAS) 8T
Row Cycle Time (tRC) 13T
Row Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC) 15T
Command Rate (CR) 1T
RAS To RAS Delay (tRRD) 2T

Memory Slots
DRAM Slot #1 256 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

AGP Controller
AGP Version 3.00
AGP Status Disabled
AGP Device nVIDIA GeForce FX 5500
AGP Aperture Size 64 MB
Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
Fast-Write Supported, Disabled
Side Band Addressing Supported, Disabled

Chipset Manufacturer
Company Name NVIDIA Corporation
Product Information http://www.nvidia.com/page/mobo.html
Driver Download http://www.nvidia.com/drivers

Problems & Suggestions
Problem AGP is disabled. This may cause performance penalty.
Problem Current AGP speed is lower than maximum supported. This may cause performance penalty.

????HOW TO ENABLE AGP?I've tried different settings in BIOS but nothing!!
????HOW TO CHANGE AGP SPEED TO 8X?Supported AGP Speeds 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x
Current AGP Speed 4x
VIDEO CARD supports AGP 3.0 but it's disabled....how to enable
I've tried different tweak utilyties.....nothing

A:Video card problems

What motherboard and video card do you have?

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I have an Asus GeForce FX 5900 Ultra card and after playing a video game for awhile the system crashes. The screen goes black, then lines appear across the monitor. I had a similar problem over a year ago and it turned out my video card was defective. Does it sound like i need a new video card or is there anything else i should try. Could it possibly be a problem with my AGP slot?

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I have a Dell Dimension 8250 with a 64MB DDR NVIDIA* GeForce4 MX? Graphics Card with TV-Out video card. I think that there is something that seems to be messed up with my card that I cannot connect a monitor to my PC. I keep getting an error about a frequency out of range when I boot my computer up. It does however randomly work at times (extremely random !!!). I have 2 questions:

1. Would anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Is this like a know problem with that particular video card?

2. What currently available video card will work/be compatible with my Dell 8250? I would still like to hang on to my ancient system as a backup and do not want to upgrade/spend a lot on it.

-- Bhargav

A:Video Card Problems

Re: Q1

Start your computer in Safe Mode (by pressing F8 at system startup)
Un-install any graphics drivers from Add\remove programs, and from Device Manager (Start->Run-> Devmgmt.msc), and remove it from there too

Then restart you computer back to Normal Mode
Then download and install the newest graphics drivers from here:

Click here to detect nVidia Driver updates:


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my video card (Nvidia GeForce) makes a loud buzzing sound when i first turn my computer on, but after a few minutes it gets quieter and finally goes away, what could this be?

and when i shut my computer down for long periods of time, i will turn it on and my screen will be blank, and ill have to unplug my monitor from the card, and plug it into the built in graphics card that came with the computer for it to work...then sometime later ill get the nerve to try the card again, and itll work fine....it just doesnt make sense to me lol...

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I Need Help!!!!! I have a aspireone and when i turn it on it starts up like it is supposed to. After the login process is complete it has a complete black screen. However my mouse curser is visiable and if i go to task manager the task manager box is visiable. so what do i need to do inorder to see my Desktop and all the other graphics on my computer......

A:Video Card Problems?

I get this too. This is probably faulty advice, but I was told to try switching monitor ports on the vid card. If not, you can always use task manager to manually open iexplorer and come back haha.

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Hello Everyone!

I need a bit of help here.

Last year I reformatted my computer and after I installed Windows XP the screen was a little blurry. I downloaded an Intel Graphics Controller which made my screen clear.

Anyway, I am looking to install The Sims 2 but when I used Windows XP Game Advisor and I meet all of the requirements besides my video card.
I am unsure of what my video card is, would I need to install the latest drivers for them?

Thanks in advance.

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I have a NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 video card. Whenever I enter into a game (warcraft 3) or even the " 3D flowerbox" screensaver it makes black shapes that cut into the the picture (ex. the flowerbox or in warcraft 3 it cuts into the entire screen) Can anyone help? Thanks

A:video card problems

you can look for drivers for the card , prolly at nvida. otherwise its upgrade time I think.

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Alright. To start.

I am running XP. The comp is HP Media Center PC m7350n.
Video Card Stock: 6200SE Nvidia

I just bought the GeForce 7600 GS.

Replaced the old card with the new, then.
I went to bios changed primary video card to PCI-E. (Was on PCI)
Let my comp run to windows, then i restarted once more.
Placed the installation cd that came with the video card in the drive and let the setup run.

Stops in mid setup to give me a setup error saying, "There were no drivers located that are compatible with your hardware. Setup will now exit."

And the program halts and closes itself. I have downloaded the latest driver off the internet for another way of installing the drivers. Once more the same thing happened. After package was extracted and stored, it moves to setup and the same thing happens.

I have talked to 2 people now. One says i have no AGP or PCI-E in my computer. The other says i have it. The internet says i have the PCI x16 slot that i need. "HP Media Center PC m7350n". It says i have it.

I'm starting to get disappointed but my friend pointed me in this direction. Maybe you can help, maybe you can't. The last two people didn't. So anything is appreciated.


Edit: btw the card is in at the moment. <_< just cant get the drivers to work.

A:New video card, new problems...

i would say pick up a mag and check the specs of coms and see it it gives a pci-e card with a pci 16 board or what i think it will say is pic-e card with pci-e board. could be wrong but i belive u said, umm well i spose u do have pci-e
http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_Pavilion_...4.html?tag=sub. try installing the drivers first then the card after a reboot. or try to install the drivers to a specfied folder and do add/remove hardware and pick the folder to find the files it needs. good luck and let me know

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I have an ati radeon 3450 video card installed on my computer and two days ago it stopped running, I went on the ati site to update drivers but get an error message when trying to install. I am currently running vista 34bit service pack 1, I tried to solve problem running in safe mode but without success.

Thx to anyone who has any ideas,

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Bought an EVGA Superclocked GTX560 about 4 or 5 weeks ago, After about 3 weeks I started getting driver crashes and on googling put thm down to TDR's but it happened on every driver I installed even allegedly TDR free (people claim to no have them before a specific driver)
Now im getting peculiar graphical anomalies when gaming.

Playing Bad Company 2 yesterday some weapons and/or sights changed color to black as can be seen on screenshots here
Playing this morning to test th two weapons I used were back to their original colors but starting 10 minutes later they were back to black

aI've also had flickering textures, Smoke/fog in Dead Island glowing and flickering in game and in Splinter Cell: Conviction, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and Assassins creed 2 I've had a similar problem to this screenshot


Im having a mate drop a monitor and a GTS250 off later for testing but for now anyone got any ideas of the cause ?

A:Possible Video Card problems

Have you checked the temps of card? I think EVGA has a utility if not try nTune or HW Monitor.

Might just be a faulty graphics card though, have it tested in another PC to see if it exhibits the same display issues.

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I recently bought myself a new video card (ATI Radeon X850 Pro AGP) and have had problems playing Battlefield2 or World of Warcraft. With BF2 the game would run for about 15-20 mins then the screen goes blank (sound keeps going, sometimes reapeats) and after about 30seconds i get back to my desktop with the colors all funky and very low resolution and an error message saying 1 of 2 things. Either "VPU Recover has reset your graphics accelerator as it was no longer responding to graphics driver commands." or "The ati2dvag display driver has stopped working normally." With Warcraft, the same exact thing happens except it only seems to happen while in and instance.

I have done all I know to fix this myself and I am fairly knowledgeable with computers, but nothing seems to work. I have read through threads of others with this problem but none of their solutions work for me either.

First I tried to get ATI tech to help me but they are useless.

I have updated ATI Drivers, my chipset drivers, I've used driver cleaner to delete all ATI drivers then downloaded ATI omega drivers. Checked my powersupply to make sure it has enough power, played with my case open to try and keep it cooler. Tried playing it as 4x instead of 8x, looked through all bios settings about my vid card.

If anyone has any suggestions or solutions I would gladly try anything I am at the end of my rope and about to snap a $250 vid card in half (not really).


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A:Help new video card problems

Just a couple quick thought off the top of my head (things to try)

Have you updated to the latest bios?
Does your motherboard have asus "cool n' quiet"? If you have it installed, uninstall it.
Are you overclocked at all? Go back to stock speeds.
What are your ram timings set at?

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My video card is about 3 months old ... nvidia geforce 6600 gt pci express
ddr3 ...recently during world of warcraft play my screen goes black and i have to reboot ... today during play my screen has alot of litle red lines all over it and my character looked hollow or not complete in game ..tried reboot and desktop screen still has red lines all over it ...any suggestions ?
ty ribie

A:video card problems

G'day ribie, Do you actually see any information at the beginning of the boot cycle, like a screen with writing on it?
If not you likely have either a video or a power supply problem.
Try putting the old video card back in.
If you can get a windows screen, obtain "ňverest Home" program off the net (free) and install it, then in one of it's first pages there is an icon called "sensors", operate it and check the temperature and voltages displayed.
Cheers, qldit.

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i am having serious problems with my windows xp and video card... i recently purchased an e-GeForce MX 4000 video card and put in into the slot and everything was fine. i plugged the monitor into it, etc. and then it comes up with a black screen "windows has encountered error blah blah select start windows normally, safe mode, safe mode networking, last recent confuguration" so i chose normally and it loaded right back up to the same screen. then i picked safe mode and i couldnt do anything, there was a black screen that said safe mode at the top and bottom corners. when i take my video card out, everything is fine. i tried the cd it came with, but when i attempted to install the drivers, it said "NVIDA setup program could not locate any drivers compatible with the current hardware". what is going on?

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This is a really hard question to define as I am not completely positive as to the origin of my video cards problems.. But, my video card is an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro, and has recently been giving my many migraines because after I boot up my computer and it goes to the Welcome screen with the scrolling bar as its loading, my computer will reboot after window. So I would take my video card out and put it in, blow on it and sometimes it would miraculously work.. But after awhile it stopped so I switched the V/C out with another of the same model and it is working, but my graphics are choppy, when I boot up it pixelates and will kind of make a wave across my screen fixing the pixelation. My computer is running rather slow, and so I thought i'd look at it in DXDiag and see what the problem is - i've already gotten the highest driver for this video card - and DXDiag says that Direct X Features are unavailable, my Approx. Total Memory is N/A when I know very well it is 128 MB, i've passed the DirectDraw tests and I pass with flying colors.

Another odd thing about my issue is that my driver came with something called EarthSim, i thought i'd load it up and so I tried, 2 or so steps into the installation it says I require 64 mb of video memory and that I don't have it... So i seem to have quite a conundrum on my hands and am praying that someone on these boards will be able to understand and answer my problem.

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I just bought a new video card and the device manager says that the driver was not loaded because computer detected 2 PCI.VDX types(code 2). I am assuming it is still trying to use my default card,how do I fix this??

A:New video card problems

How did you install the new card.

Generally the way to do it is to go to display properties, settings, advanced, adapter, change and change the system to std vga, reboot, remove any software programs installed by your video card, then go to device manager and delete you old video card, shutdown.
Remove the old card and install the new card, reboot, windows should recognize it on boot.

If you had onboard video, look in the bios for an option to disable it, jumper on the motherboard, or go into device manager and check the disable in this hard ware profile.

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My system:

Epox EP-7KXA with AMD K-7 700 MHz
128 MB RAM (one slot)
20 GB Maxtor HD
Diamond Stealth III s540 Extreme with 32 MB
Diamond MX 400 Monster Sound Card
Diamond SupraMax 56K Modem
Acer Re-writable CD 4x6x32
Creative 52x CD-ROM
Windows 98 SE

The problems are with the video card (I think) When I boot up windows 98 It goes to the startup and locks I have removed everything from the startup folder and then rebooted - then it locked mostly when more than one window was open. I also see some small 1" long lines on the screen in various places they look like left over window borders. I have tried reinstalling windows. I have obtain current BIOS settings from Diamond-didn;t work. I updated all drivers from diamond and epox - didn't work. I downloaded the latest DirectX 8.0 Drivers-didn't work. I took out the video card and checked that all contacts were ok and tight.

I did however find out through trial and error that if I put the 3D accelerator to none in the control panel I can atleast work with windows but my games such as NHL99 and Tigerwoods 2000 are so slow and choppy I can't play them. They will run better with the 3D accelerator at full but sometimes i get the same lockups before entering the programs. I have also checked the temperatures of CPU and System - CPU @ 75F and System 66F and still locks up. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Kevin aka. SilverBullet

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i have another problem. I found my video card but is says it is in a certain port. when i got to the device manager, it it listed under display adapters. when i look at the properties, it says-PCi bus 1 , device 0, function 0. can anyone help me find out if it is removable so i can put a new mobile graphics card. I currently have an ATI Technologies Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2X.

A:more video card problems

Is this the SAME laptop you've been asking about?

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Okay here's my problem.

I started my computer one day and my desktop came up all scrambled and frozen. So I assumed my video card had died. Well I put in an older card to take its place until I could buy another one but a few days later when I started my computer the screen just came up black.

So is this a problem with just the video cards or is it a bigger problem I might be overlooking? I really appreciate any help.

A:Video Card Problems

Their could be a problem with your power supply. Try another power supply if you have one. If you still experience problems then there may be a problem with your motherboard or AGP slot. Also, try starting the computer in safe mode. if the system starts in safe mode then there may be an issue with your drivers.

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I have a presario r3000 amd.....it has a nivida geforce 420 go 32m, runing windows xp. Some of the newer games and programs require a gaphics card that runs pixels and shaders. Even tho my system is new and up to date, I don't believe it does this. Is there a way to upgrade my graphics card or would I have to get a new graphics card altogether?

A:Video card problems???

The only thing you can do is make sure you have the latest drivers installed...since you have a laptop, you can't replace the video card, as it's soldered into the motherboard...

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