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Faulty onboard graphics?

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#1 gavrd1


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 06:40 PM



I have a Packard Bell imedia 1459 to repair which has been full of viruses and so evern after their removal it appears to have corrupted windows beyond repair and I kept getting dll errors, freezing, no responses etc so best option was a clean XP home install.


However, the install goes fine but as soon as I try to install the drivers for the onboard graphics with is an ATI Xpress 200 I get problems. The motherboard is an NEC GA-8TRC410M-NF and it requires the drivers for the VGA controller.


I have tried various driver versions and in some they will not install saying it does'nt detect the hardware, in cases where I have managed to get the drivers on it will often boot up and then after a few minutes give me a BSOD with the error being the ati2dvag as the cause. This is with service pack 1 installed. Even if I do another clean install of windows I still get back to this Trying different versions of the drivers has not solved it either.


When I loaded service pack 3 on to it and managed to get the drivers installed, after a few minutes they display would go blank and stay like that.


If I load Windows Mini XP from Hiren's boot cd the display is fine and when I plugged a post probe card into the motherboard no errors came up. However, I tried running a couple of different versions of Ubuntu from a live cd and the display crashed on both before they could get loaded.


Generally, the machine itself runs ok all except for when it comes to installing and/or using the drivers for the onboard graphics. I do not particularly want to leave it running in just basic graphics display mode!


Would I be correct in thinking that there may be a problem with the onboard graphics? I have noted that on the machine the onboard LAN does not seem to work and so there has been a PCI network card installed instead.


Any ideas anyone?



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#2 atanas.kitov


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Posted 12 April 2015 - 07:01 PM

Those type of cards always have problems with the drivers. Do not consider it a hardware problem. Just try different drivers under safe mode. I suggest you look through the Legacy ATI drivers on their support page. See if it does the work.

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 08:30 AM

Thanks for that, I tried different driver versions including the original versions that were on the machine before and still the same results.


I have noticed though that the the PSU fan is not spinning at all, and although various windows testing programs show the voltages as ok, when I plugged it in to a manual power supply tester it showed the +3.3v line as only running at around 2.5-2.9v. I have noticed on the motherboard itself there is a capacitor or two just starting to raise slightly.


Could this be a contributory to the problem? It seems very odd that the same drivers as before are causing the same problems as before and after a clean install of XP.

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