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Windows 7: Radeon HD 6850 Problems

16 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Radeon HD 6850 Problems

I recently bought a new computer with the following specs:

MSI X58A-GD45 Motherboard (no onboard graphics)
Intel i7 960 x4
Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card
2 TB hardrive
8gb 1333 RAM

When I first started it up, the screen was 640x480 and terrible colors so i assumed that was because drivers weren't installed (but it still seemed worse than normal). I successfully installed windows 7 Home Premium and installed the ATi catalyst center and all the drivers for the graphics card but once I rebooted windows crashes saying a video card problem. I reboot into safe mode and that works but still terrible resolution and low color settings. I check device manger and driver is installed there but it still just isn't working. The colors and resolution are worse than what safe mode should typically be in. Any ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1

your card might be bricking i would slip it in another system and test to make sure
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If as suggested by SolarStarShines, the graphics card has given up the ghost, you need to get it replaced while your computer is still under warranty.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Just replace the Graphics Card as it is in Full Warranty i got same card when i installed the drivers for the first time it asked me to restart computer and after restarting windows everything was automatically adjusted on screen.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ok, just tried it in another computer and still doesn't work so I bet your right and I just need to replace it. Thanks for the help!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Sorry to hear that, but you're very welcome.

Thanks for the update.
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