Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:35 PM
I bought an Nvidia 8400 GS 512mb graphics card yesterday.I straight away
installed it and turned on my pc.....windows detected it and I installed
drivers from the CD. I restarted my computer.'
My computer didn't speed up as I expected. To test the frame rates, I tried
to run Sid Mier's pirates. The whole computer simply hanged when I tried the
change the options (I didn't change anything ....just clicked "options" and
I pressed the restart button (nothng else worked) and logged in again. I
tried to change my desktop resolution, and I could find resolutions upto
1024x768 pixels only! Even my onboard can support it!
I tried to play a music video...It played for 4-5 seconds and then the it
freezed, just like the game.
I restarted my computer again, disabled the onboard graphics from bios,
Unistalled my anitvirus and reinstalled the drivers. I tried to ran Sid
Mier's pirates again and I was able to play. The game ran smoothly with high
frame rates for 10 seconds...and then freezed again!(Well, the frame rates
indicate the cad is working....right?
I installed NFS underground......tried to play it. No, it didn't
freeze...but it simply didn't load! It shows that Loading screen and the
monitor keeps on flickering.....no, my mouse is not moving...and the game is
not loading..I pressed alt f4 and it quits to desktop.
Also, when trying to change the refresh rate, 60hz, 70hz and 72 hz are
available (I've checked "show only the refresh rates this monitor can
display") But I can't change it......I select 70 hz and the screen goes
blank...aafter sometime it returns to normal....
I've updated the driver....but no use....please help mee..........this is
the first time I'm using a card and I don't want to ruin it...of course,
I've plugged it in correctly...the monitor is connected to the card and if
it wasn't plugged in properly, my monitor wouldn't have worked...