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Nvidia 8400 Gs not working

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#1 Lon3sword


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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

it freezed!)

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...


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#2 Lon3sword

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 06:50 PM

Now it freezed when I was surfing the net. Holy ****.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 09:25 PM

Go in the BIOS setup & see if you can disable the onboard video.
Set it to use the PCI-E [or Peg] or AGP for the video

Once the computer is started go to the Control Panel
Double click the System icon
When the box opens click on the Hardware tab
Open the Device Manager
Expand Display adapters
If you old [I assume onboard] video adapter is still shown right click on it & on the menu click Disable
Disable the onboard video & restart the unit.

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Locaye the newest drivers for your card
download & install them.
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Posted 03 June 2009 - 02:08 AM

I've already disabled the on board graphics from BIOS and PCIe-VGA is in use. Yes, I've tried updating my drivers already.....I'm using the latest drivers.....should I reinstall Xp?

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