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My 3870x2 gpu is causing my comp problems

I switched computer cases with my system and my video card is causing my pc to freeze and crash so offten that i cant even boot my pc and i was wondering if there is any way that i might be able to reset or fix this problem, i  also replaced my optical drive and my os hard drive and put a fresh os on it any help will be greatly appreciated thank you.

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  • Timothy Farley May 11, 2010

    Ok, have posted to your other topic, but will post here to.

    Can you list the specs of your desktop, please. Motherboard, all PCI/E, AGP and SCSII cards. Also can you tell me what Operating System you are using.

    Thank you



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Hi There,

It sound to me that you haven't installed the correct drivers for you motherboard to handle your devices.

I suggest that you install them first.


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