For the past few days I have been having what appears to be trouble with my Gainward Geforce FX 5600 video card (128mb). I'll connect to the internet and will end up with a wave going across the screen during initial connection, and if I scroll down or up on a screen I will get this wave. At first to fix this all I had to do was use crap cleaner to clean out my system and it seemed to work, but now every time anyone uses the pc for more than an hour this problem starts. I seem to have to reinstall the drivers every time for it to correct this problem now.
So then I decided to look in the device manager to see if something was wrong when this happens and when I check the display adapters the video card has that yellow warning symbol on it and the status message I am given says the driver for this device is corrupt or not loaded. ( It may say something similar to that because I'm just going by memory, when it happens again I'll post the exact message.)
I usually have the card set to run at a core clock setting of 317 MHz and a memory clock setting of 422MHz. Even in safe mode setting (300MHz, and 400MHz) I still end up with this problem.
Could someone please help me narrow this problem down, so I know if I need to buy a new card, fix something else, or buy something else to fix this.
Here are the specs of my computer:
Video/graphics card: Gainward FX Powerpack Ultra 760, 128mb 8x/4x AGP Geforce FX 5600
Memory: Micron DDR 333MHz 256mb x2 (pc 2700)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 Socket A
CPU: AMD Athlon XP Barton 2500+ ( it is not overclocked)
Operating system: Windows XP Pro service pack 2
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