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Old 06-22-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just installed a new gfx card and when my windows loads up it takes longer than usual to load the desktop. When it's loading the desktop, my monitor will flicker on and off a couple of times before settling down. Also when I play games it will just freeze with the sound still being played and when it unfreezes my monitor will go off and come back on.

Anyone got any idea?

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what type of card/mobo? It sounds like drivers, but it could be a ton of different things.
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Motherboard: ASRock P4VT8+
Card: Radeon 5500

I've tried the catalyst drivers and the omega drivers and both were doing the same thing.
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what kind of card? Did you uninstall the prior drives and then re-install you new gfx card drivers. Sounds to me like the video drivers are fubarred. Or, hopefully not, you bought a defective card!
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Yes I did uninstall my drivers before changing them.
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opps.......maybe a fresh OS reiinstall is warrented!
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Oh god I hope not. I just set up a fresh OS. It took me long enough set it up as it is.
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how old is the card? can you rma it? is it overheating?
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The card is brand new. What's RMA? And how can I tell if my card is overheating? I have everest but I can't find temperatures.

Do you think the x4/x8 thing might have something to do with it?
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