Graphic card going bad or signs of motherboard malfunctioning?
Posted 07 December 2009 - 12:13 AM
I have a nvidia geforce mx4 graphcs card onboard and YES, this pc is OLD but I have hardly had any problems until now. I have put another pc I just repaired for my sister on thhe same monitor with the same cables etc and it works PERFECT, so it isn't the monitor.
The 100 million dollar question is: IS THIS MY PC'S MOBO STARTING TO MALFUNCTION OR IS IT JUST THE VIDEO CARD? If I had a spare graphics card I would just install it and see what happens but I don't, so before I set out to seond $$$ on a pci video card I wanted to hear some opinions. Is it possible another driver needs to be tweaked?
Thanks for the help, METMAN07.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:24 AM
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: ASUS ATI 4890 and a Saphire 4890 in Crossfire, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.
Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte 4550, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550 watt modular PSU, OS: Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Posted 07 December 2009 - 09:23 AM
Yours is an integrated onboard in an ASUS mfg (to hp specs) mainboard using the nforce chipset. (mpeg2 encoding is done via the chipset)
I suspect the drivers you download from HP are tweaked for the video and chipset more than the current gforce reference drivers from nvidia.
Did you do a recovery install of the xp home from the recovery dvd set or use the recovery partition?
If you used a different xp version or a retail xp home, you might need to locate hp updated drivers (video AND chipset) and test them.
The screen artifacts you describe are usually caused by failing memory when it is on cards, but yours is onboard and uses your system memory.
Your system also should have an open agp8x slot but no pci-e slots. So a replacement video card should be agp8x or standard pci to work.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:08 PM
Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:17 AM
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