new gfx card

  eddie937 21:02 13 Feb 2004

my friend has just bought a new geforce fx 5200 128mb ddr pci card (he had an ati radeon 7000 64 mb card) and his computer crashes everytime he plays a game ( any game )
is it the psu that is the problem or have you any ideas?

  PSF 21:27 13 Feb 2004

When your friend installed the Nvidia card did he un-install all of the ATI drivers and utilities. You can get the ATI removal tool from click here , He might have to un-install his card and the reinstall it. Also check he is using the latest drivers and Direct X9.
He may also have to update his motherboard drivers as well.

  eddie937 10:59 14 Feb 2004

No he didn't uninstall the old drivers. he's doing it know.thanks

  PSF 15:33 14 Feb 2004

If you do not un-install the drivers it causes all sorts of conflicts.

You said it is a PCI card, if he goes into the BIOS and sets the adaptor to check for PCI graphic card first and not AGP.

  eddie937 15:13 15 Feb 2004

he doesn't have an agp slot, thats why he is using a pci graphics card.his old graphics card was also a pci card and that works fine.

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