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Windows 7: During Video Card driver install computer goes to blue screen/Restarts

08 Jun 2015   #1
AndyGJorgensen

Window7 Pro
 
 
During Video Card driver install computer goes to blue screen/Restarts

I just got a open box supposed to be never powered on graphics card and I cant get it to intall the driver on windows 7 pro and I have no idea where to begin to look computer is completely stock dell optiplex 780 with the exception of the video card when I try to install the install software gets to a step saying detecting hardware and immediately crashes this happened even with the video card removed I used the amd auto detect hardware and it found the card and downloaded required software to install




PC OptiPex780
OS Windows 7 Pro
video card "ASUS EAH6450 Silent/DI/1GD3(LP) Radeon HD 6450 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card"


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09 Jun 2015   #2
AndyGJorgensen

Window7 Pro
 
 

Think I have narrowed this down to a bad video card with some wiggling of the heat sink it sprang back to life and i have luckily been able to return it for my money back.

Now i need to find a graphics card again I am looking to spend under $50 usd and it not have to upgrade the ps is perfered

this is going in a optiplex 780 sff
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11 Jun 2015   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

http://www.evga.com/default.asp

Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com

Micro Center - Computers, Electronics, Computer Parts, Networking, Gaming, Software, and more!

Always go to nvidia.com or amd.com to download your video card drivers

Unless it`s a laptop, then you go directly to the manufacturer`s website.
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17 Jun 2015   #4
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I'll second what AddRam has said and add Gigiabyte. I have had good luck with their video cards and they come with a 3 year warranty.

Computer Hardware, Video Cards & Video Devices, Desktop Graphics Cards, GeForce 210, GeForce 8400 GS, GeForce GT 610, GeForce GT 620, GeForce GT 630,... - Newegg.com

Any of these should work without needing a larger power supply but do check the specs. They will be fine for casual gaming and watching DVD's or Blu Ray. No they won't play the withcher 3.
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