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Graphics Card Problems (Hardware)

by Scorn / October 9, 2005 6:03 AM PDT

My old Geforce ti4200 had the fan die about a week ago now, and now I've been forced to get a new video card. I went and got an ATI Radeon AIW 9800.

I uninstalled all my old Geforce Drivers, and installed the new Card in, hooked it into the power supply (as it needs to be) and then booted up my comp. Well, now at the DOS Bios screen, my screen is half covered with all sorts of wierd

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Did you uninstall the old drivers before installing new card
by martylk2 / October 9, 2005 6:25 AM PDT

nVidia drivers shouldn't work too well with the competition.

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Unfortunatly, yes
by Scorn / October 9, 2005 6:27 AM PDT

I did I did.

I did it twice accually, just in case something missed first time.

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Graphics Card Problems (Hardware)
by Bob__B / October 9, 2005 7:45 AM PDT

Sure the card could be bad.

This is where the pc repair shops have a big advantage they have a shelf full of spares.

I suspect the first thing they would do is reach over to that shelf and grab a nice fat psu.

If the bios won't display proper then forget about windows and it's drivers...your not up to that level.

I'm guessing power so just as a test.
Unplug
HD'S
Optical units
Floppies
Modems/nics...etc
Extra memory sticks

What I'm saying is make the machine smaller power wise.

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