Hi, i recently got a Nvidia Geforce 7800 GS and iyt seems to work ok except for a few weird problems.
Firstly from the CD my computer cant find drivers for SM Bus Controller or Other PCI Bridge Device. Im not sure what either of these do but at the moment they arent working and that could be causing the problems i am having.
On the loading screen for any game, particully Medieval Total War 2, i get white lines randomly appear across the screen but it then goes when the loading has finished. I also seem to be getting random crashes with this game but im not sure if its to do with the GFX card. I had to restart once and the computer wouldnt turn on for about 10 mins. It was stuck on memory testing.
The main problem is in games like World of Warcraft and Warhammer Mark of Chaos the font gets lines through it and goes blocky and impossible to read. Is this due to the missing driver my computer says i have.
------------------ System Information ------------------ Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519) Language: English (Regional Setting: English) System Manufacturer: NVIDIA System Model: AWRDACPI Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) XP 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.2GHz Memory: 1024MB RAM DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
I suggest you go to the nVidia site click here and get the latest drivers; put the package where you can find it. Also have a look round nVidia’s site and read how to remove the old drivers; you must get rid of them first. Reboot the computer and it will go into VGA mode and will “find new hardware”, but won’t find its drivers. Ignore this and run the package you downloaded. This should put everything where it should be and hopefully get rid of the messages you have seen.
You will need to reset you screen resolution and reboot again.