Graphics card problems

  [DELETED] 17:11 22 Jun 2006
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I have the following:
ASUS A7V333 Rev 1 Motherboard
Athlon 1.67 Ghertz Chip
XP Home with SP 2
LG Flatron 915 FT monitor

I recently replaced the failing nVidia graphics card with a Rareon 1600X Pro card (AGP), after speaking to Evesham Micros.

Since then, and after reinstalling drivers, checking the card seating, and making sure there's no dust in the box, I have had nothing but trouble. The PC freezes, often with the screen going black and/or I get the message via Microsoft that I should update the driver or reduce the hardware accelaerator setting (tried).

Any ideas out there?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:24 22 Jun 2006

driver coflict

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Download those and run them in safe mode, to remove all residue of nvidia drivers, as they like to cling to Windows like a leech. Should be good to go then.

  [DELETED] 09:55 27 Jun 2006

Thanks for your response, Fruit Bat. I tried the utilities you pointed to, but it looks as though the solution will be to fit a new PSU. At the moment I have a 250W unit, so I am going to get a 400 - 450 watt replacement.

  [DELETED] 19:01 27 Jun 2006

I would also check with Radeon, (telephone number should be on the box or the install paperwork), I know they had problems with a few faulty chips that were causing hassle with different MotherBoards, in the words of the customer services for the motherboard I tried to install a Radeon card to in April, Radeon no good, faulty chip, Radeon know about this, contact Radeon.

I ended up taking my card back and getting it replaced at PCWorld, they never queried it they just said they had heard of the problem.

Hope the above assists.

  [DELETED] 14:27 01 Jul 2006

Problem appears to have been solved by replacing the PSU. I had a 250W, replaced with an Antec 450W from click here. All now seems to be OK. Thanks, Fruit Bat and laugem, for your kind responses.

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