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Old 05-09-2006, 06:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question My Graphics Card Has To Warm Up !!!!!

Hi guys,

Recently my 6800GT packed in and as it wasnt under warranty I had to go and buy a new one. I purchased an AGP XFX 7800GS Extreme Edition and installed it as usual but now I have a VERY annoying problem. Whenever I switch the computer on and go to play a game, it loads but the game lags to **** and i mean pretty badly, even older games like CS:S. It wont play like normal till ive restarted the computer about 3 times. It seems I have to warm up my graphics card although even when the computer has been on for hours and I go to play a game it still lags.

Does anyone know why it has to do this and is there anything I can do to stop this annoying peice of hardware from stressing me out totaly?


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Old 05-09-2006, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Could have been a driver problem, if it wasn't for the heating-up issue. But I reccomend installing the newest forceware drivers from nvidia. Did you uninstall the 6800GT drivers before installing the new card?

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Yeah, I even did a full re-format and installed the latest drivers.
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you installed the chipset drivers for the motherboard? (don't use the xp install defaults) But this sounds more like a psu problem what psu do you have?
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