Hi, I'm new to posting, but have been reading up on the issue I have.
I recently got a old desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium to replace my dying Acer Aspire 9300 series Laptop.
It's specs are:
CPU: AMD Athlon XP3200+ 2.19GHz
RAM: 1GB Corsair (Matched CMX512MB-3200LLPT)
OS: Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
Graphics Card: Asus Radeon AH4650 1GB AGP
Motherboard: Asus A7N8X nVidia nForce2 Chipset
PSU: Akasa 500W Green Power
I've recently upgraded my graphics card from a standard VGA Graphics adapter to the one listed above. I encountered problems immediately once I'd installed the card.
Every few minutes the system goes unresponsive, then the screen goes black for a second or two, then everything seems fine again but this error message appears in the system tray:
ATi Radeon Family Stopped Responding and Has Successfully Recovered.
I called the card supplier and they said it could be a PSU issue as the card recommended a PSU of 400Watt minimum and I had a 360Watt so I upgraded to the 500Watt listed above.
I got the PSU today hoping it would solve the issue but it didn't, it just happens less often, mainly when running games (I run Microsoft Flight Simulator both 2004 and X my only reason for upgrading my graphics card).
I've tried reinstalling the drivers
, uninstalling and clearing the drivers from the system file and reinstalling them again. Nothing seems to be working.
I've glazed over a post saying I need nVidia nForce 4 or greater??
I have about 5 days left before I can't return the card anymore so any assistance with either fixing the issue or a solid "No this card wont work..." would be greatly appreciated. Thanks JD