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Dell XPS 400 Nvidia Card issues

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I recently got an Nvidia 9600 card and installed it. Well, ever since Wrath of the Lich King came out, I've been having issues with black screen crashes. I got RivaTuner and upped the fan cycle, so now it only crashes once or twice a day instead of every 5 minutes. I tried a memory diagnostic, but I couldn't for the life of me get my computer to boot from the CD, even after changing the boot order to put the CD ROM drive first. And I tried F12 -- the boot from CD option.

So -- is there a diagnostic tool that does NOT require making a bootable CD or floppy (I have no floppy drive, do they even make them anymore?) that I can use that will tell me if it is a memory issue or a power supply issue?

All the diagnostic lights are off, but I think that's normal function because I can't remember them ever all being on and my PC has been working just fine up until now.

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  • emilymhanson Nov 16, 2008

    Hi,

    I've already updated the drivers to the most current one.

  • emilymhanson Nov 16, 2008

    Hi,



    My graphics driver version is Oct. 15, 2008. I literally just updated it yesterday.



    I'd consider getting Vista but I'm afraid my PC won't be able to handle it.

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Try two things

1 - Start--> Run--> DXdiag-->Display--> perform the 3 tests in at the bottom

2 --> Black screen issue speaks of a compatility with the power supply --> verify the game requirements - the card requeriments and the computer recurses


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I looks like more a case of overheating than anything else..

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Is ur cd drive working properly as if the drive is faulty u wont be able to boot from it

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Wrath of the Lich Kinghas issues with several video cards, not strange you get this kind of problems, see if there is any available update for your card.

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