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Windows 7: Severe Graphics Issue

30 Dec 2010   #31

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Angus94 View Post
what are forceware drivers
the drivers you are using now

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30 Dec 2010   #32
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hi guys.
A video card that shows errors at the BIOS screens has issues that are not related to the OS or drivers.
It could be a bad power supply, motherboard defect, Overclocking/Bios errors, bad or failing RAM, or just a bad video card.

Can you borrow another known good video card to test in your machine? (Be sure to completely and cleanly uninstall the old card). It's a simple and conclusive test.

The video cards of the 260GTX era had a lot of issues. That's why I am jumping right to the video card.
Thanks for your input TVeblen. Angus, can you follow up TVeblen's suggestions?
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30 Dec 2010   #33

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)

i have a friend who has just offered up his GTX460 card for $200-. has only been used for 3 weeks. he has setup his pc with 3 screens on an ATI5870 card. he lives about 2 hrs drive away and i'm heading off to melbourne this afternoon to spend 3 days at friends place for new years, so i'll pick this topic up when i get back.

will keep you all posted,
have a great and safe new year all.

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01 Jan 2011   #34

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Looks like a failing card to me or a bad slot.
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01 Jan 2011   #35

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)

thanks Fabe, hopefully it's just a bad card, like i said earlier.......picking up a GTX460 on monday arvo
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03 Jan 2011   #36

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)

Hi all, well i picked up the GTX460, got it home and put it in, booted the pc and voila!, away she went, so there's something wrong with my 1 year old GTX260 card.

however i still have a problem with the second monitor i'm, an ACER G225HQ LCD, was working perfectly before the card crash.

the GTX260 has a DVI & VGA inputs
the GTX460 has 2 DVI inputs

the acer came with both VGA & DVI cables, i tried the DVI cable and no luck, i used a VGA adaptor andtried the VGA cable and no luck, i have downloaded and installed the latest eDisplay Management software which has the latest drivers in it for ACER monitors, that hasn't worked.

i've been into the nVidia control panel and enabled dual monitors, the monitor works perfectly but shows the complete desktop on it, if i set the "show desktop only on 1" it boots up on the samsung, if i select "show desktop only on 2", then it will boot up on the ACER.

got me beat
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03 Jan 2011   #37

Windows 7 Professional x64 (6.1, Build 7601)

well, i'm scratching my head over this one......i got up this morning and approached this problem from a different angle. i had the latest drivers in for everything, monitors, video card etc. so i re-installed the drivers for the GTX460 again.......and blow me down the second monitor came up.

so it looks like i have sorted this out........somehow,

thanks for everyone's help, right from the start.

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03 Jan 2011   #38
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

Nice one Angus. Perhaps the drivers were required last in order for everything to kind of "talk" to one another?

Its all good anyway - happy days mate :)
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