larabrazell Hello, I have installed the 8400 GS and have yet to get it to work. I've emailed back & forth with customer support and followed their instructions as best I can, but to no avail. Can someone please help me? Computer noob here! I have: Dell inspiron 530 Windows XP 530v power supply upgraded from nVidia 8300 GE which went dead I've installed Driver Fusion, deleted drivers, etc., and each time I reinstall the downloaded EVGA driver, my colors go nuts. I have to reboot into safe mode and remove all the nVidia drivers just so I can have the screen back to normal. If you have advice, please write in "Computers for Dummies" speak. Most of this stuff is a foreign language to me! Thanks in advance!
dynaryderNow, reading about the hardware accelerators, it seems that the suggestion is that the acceleration could be enabled with newer drivers....but my experience at the beginning seemed to indicate that the system did not "like" them at all.do you have any further suggestions re - drivers and setting?...
n9zn-extradynaryderNow, reading about the hardware accelerators, it seems that the suggestion is that the acceleration could be enabled with newer drivers....but my experience at the beginning seemed to indicate that the system did not "like" them at all.do you have any further suggestions re - drivers and setting?...Dynaryder, if you read through many of the post in these forums you will find that not all newly released drivers are frequently not the best choice for a specific GPU. To find the best fit you have to be patient and try a several setteling for the driver that works and most closely offers all the options you require (games - Etc.). I would first try to locate information that others have posted concerning the dirver of choice for your specific GPU and go from there. If you find one that works, but is fairly old, you can move toward newer driver releases. Just remember drivers advance in version to cover not only the GPU but also later development in overall machine technology as well. Since your machine is several years old an older driver may be the best fit. Happy HolidaysN9ZN-Extra
blackdogI just bought a gtx950 2gb from bestbuy installed it on my680i mobo and it doesn't even recognize that the card is there what am I doing wrong ? I previously had 2 8800gts on the same mobo and they worked fine I thought it was time to upgrade
dynaryderI am back again with recurrence of the same problem on the same computer. My orignial fix for the problem with Windows XP was to turn off hardware acceleration. The freezing up completely disappeared after that & the computer ran well - probably better than it ever ran. The video on youtube was still choppy though, but other video played reasonably well. This time, though, I have installed a new 1 tb HDD which I partitioned to two (nominally) 500 gb "drives". I have a fresh, successfully installed Windows 7 Home Premium Edition on one partition. The whole computer is prone again to randomly "freezing". The usual scenario is while moving a displayed object with the mouse pointer or simply moving the lines up or down on, say, task manager or in MS Config. At first, it seemed co-incidental with extremely high RAM & CPU usage (like 70% & up and 100% respectively). I disabled automatic updates which "cured" the high RAM & CPU usage. It continued to freeze though. I thought that I would simply disable hardware acceleration again but the access button for doing so is "greyed out". I tried several other drivers - a new one, the Windows 7 default driver and an older Vista driver with a number prefix of "178." This last driver seemed to work a bit better - as in it would allow slow movement of the cursor for a while before it froze. It is now my understanding that the hardware accelerartion cannot be disabled while using this card in Windows 7 (while, in XP, it is available). Does anyone else know this to be true as well? My usual test for the video is to try the various included card games - solitaire, spider solitaire, freecell etc and see how the resolution looks, how fast they deal out and how fast the game will put all the cards "up" once the last move is made. So far, I could get it to deal all the face down cards and at about the fifth face up card, it froze. It is not high tech and the cards really aren't super fast things but ....that is not positive, to say the least. I ran memtest 86 again (for "only" about 2 hours - there are 2 - 1gb cards of ddr 240 pin ram. They're about a month or so old). The test run showed no errors. Now, here is the part I do not understand. I can run this machine in safe mode with or without networking. It does NOT freeze at all - at least it hasn't yet. I am prevented from trying the card games though. I checked to see that the device manager shows the same driver is also being used in safe mode. I actually sent my questions to their online support people but, sadly, never received a reply....anyway...I am a bit fed up with all of this and I am a bout ready to try a seriously downgraded gpu to see if I can make things work properly. Does anyone have any other ideas?
bcavnaugh Maybe you should create a New Thread with your issue and list all of your Hardware Make and Model so we can better help you.Being a XP computer it may be time for a new computer.
bcavnaughMaybe you should create a New Thread with your issue and list all of your Hardware Make and Model so we can better help you.Being a XP computer it may be time for a new computer.
baron286Hello people. It has been a while since I have been here in forum, but once again I have a question. I hope that this is the right place to ask my question. If not, please forgive me... But here goes.... Here is my set up as is. : mother board EVGA X58 Classified; i7 920; two EVGA 295 GTX graphic cards in SLI; two DVD Drives , two VelociRaptor 300 GB drives at 10000 RPM; two western Digital 1TB drive at 7200 RPM; 12 Gigs of ram; and a Creative X-fi Titanium Fatality sound card. So my question is this. One of my graphic cards has bit the dust. I am really thinking about upgrading but have not been watching the new cards coming out. Can not afford too much, but want to keep the SLI going. Want to replace both cards what do you all recommend?? I am looking at the GTX 950 from EVGA. Will that be enough ? I want to later build a X99 system and hope maybe to use the upgrade in the build... Oh yeah right now I am running Vista. Will be going to windows 10 too.. Well thanks for the advise in advance... AJ(Baron) Ok It has been such a long time being on here that I forgot that my signature had all of the information that I just listed... Oh well ... But thanks again...AJ
baron286Ok thanks Cool. I think that I will add a SSD. But, in the mean time what would you suggest as an upgrade to my 295s . You or any one else have an opinion on the matter. would one 1090 take the place of two 295s? or will two 950s in SLI mode do it for me for a while... (Until the X99 swap out) I hope that is all I need to do.. Just checked out my computer ahd it worked fine but a bit jumpy... Had to lower res.
nonova70ok one of my last resorts here. I have a gtx560tisc and was working great then last week it crashed and I keep getting the blue screen of death and code 0x00000116 . I have uninstalled the drivers and reinstalled them and still nothing . I am thinking my card is done. any tips that anyone knows of????. I haven't done any updates since they came out for the card or windows so it doesn't make sense. as its been running with all the same drivers. and no not over clocked
nonova70psu is good, is there a way to correct the drivers?? I hope its not a bad card but that's were I am leaning to.thanks for the reply